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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, Office of Environmental Programs (OEP), Environmental Sciences Division, Biological and Social Sciences Branch, Sterling, VA.

    BOEM’s Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) is responsible for assessing the environmental impact of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development and providing guidance concerning the place, time, and nature of activities to be authorized. The program informs decision-makers and the public about potential environmental impacts of OCS energy and mineral resource development, how to prevent or mitigate those impacts, and how to monitor impacts and measure for environmental protection. The incumbent will serve as the Bureau’s senior authority on benthic biological oceanographic issues: expertise includes marine benthic hard- and soft-bottoms, coral reefs, seagrass beds, and chemosynthetic communities.

    Major Duties:
    At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1) Develops and provides direction for national policy, standards, and procedures, including advising OCS Regional Offices.
    2) Oversees the coordination, planning, budgeting, and execution of major BOEM benthic biological oceanographic initiatives at the headquarters level.
    3) Represents BOEM on multiple inter-agency activities and ensures that BOEM research is integrated with, and not duplicative of, other planned and ongoing programs.
    4) Formulates, develops, and recommends national policies, standards and procedures relating to benthic biological oceanographic research required for the National OCS Program.
    5) Reviews Studies Development Plans and recommends approval, justification, or rejection.
    6) Has Contracting Officer Representative and DES Contact responsibilities over Environmental Studies Program research.
    7) Correlates diverse regional plans for benthic, biological oceanographic research on a national (and sometimes international) level and recommends the national priority of projects.

    BOEM had determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Salary Information:
    GS-13: $96,970-$126,062 per annum;
    GS-14: $114,590-148,967 per annum.
    First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMGG-19-KS-031(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1360 Oceanography

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