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    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies.   For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/

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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, Environmental Sciences Management Section, in Anchorage, AK.

    Salary Information

    GS-11: $67,930-$88,312 per annum, GS-12: $81,421-$105,847 per annum, GS-13: $96,819-$125,865 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMJJ-18-RD-087(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    At the full performance level GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Serves as a technical authority on social science studies (economics, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, and/or public administration) in the Alaska region office with an emphasis on issues pertaining to the economy, fisheries, subsistence, sociocultural systems, community health, historic and prehistoric resources, tourism and recreation, visual resources, land use and environmental justice.

    2.Works with Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as elected officials from Tribes, Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANCSA Corporations), and Alaska communities regarding the development and review of environmental studies.

    3. Provides scientific advice and oversees coordination, planning, budgeting, and initiation of important scientific investigations (i.e. research, studies, and projects) which are categorized under the subjects of social science research.

    4. Reviews and assists in the development of Statements of Work (SOW); requests for proposals (RFPs) developed from the SOWs; proposals submitted in response to RFPs; draft and final reports resulting from the technical work conducted for BOEM and other project deliverables.

    5. Makes inspections of contracted research facilities and OCS development activities in the field to assess the effectiveness of the existing policies and/or techniques are deficient or inadequate and require additional study or revision.

    6. Serves as the Region’s Historic Preservation Officer and, as such, conducts National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultations and coordinates the Alaska Region’s participation in BOEM’s historic preservation program.

    7. Reviews, comments, or provides information or support to the BOEM National ESP and Alaska Region Environmental Sciences Management Section (i.e. Studies Plans, SOWs, proposals, etc.), the Alaska Region Environmental Analysis Sections- (review of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Cumulative Impacts etc.), and other BOEM offices and divisions, and the Directorate.

    8. Participates in both the conceptualization and preparation of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA) concerning archeological and cultural resources.  Reviews technical quality of environmental analyses performed and reported by others.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

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