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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/

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

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    The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to manage ocean energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a manner that balances energy independence, economic development, and environmental protection. Energy resources on the OCS include oil and natural gas, as well as sources of renewable energy. Marine mineral resources include sand, gravel, and other non-energy minerals.

    For each major stage of offshore energy and mineral development and planning, BOEM conducts environmental reviews under a suite of statutory mandates (e.g., Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), etc.). These reviews and related public engagement help inform the Bureau’s decisions on energy and mineral exploration, leasing and development activities. Additionally, BOEM’s scientists oversee environmental studies and work with diverse stakeholders to ensure the best available information is used to inform decision-making.

    The incumbent serves as an Oceanographer, Biologist or a Social Scientist in the Office of Environmental Programs (OEP), Division of Environmental Assessment (DEA). The DEA is responsible for the oversight of environmental issues related to OCS energy and minerals leasing, development, and management. Major functions of the DEA include providing environmental policy guidance and direction regarding key environmental laws, assessing OCS activities and their impacts on the environment, and driving relevant scientific research.

    *Note:  If you are chosen for an interview, you may be required to provide a writing sample.

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

    1. Prepare, review, and coordinate environmental and policy documents concerning potential impacts from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities;
    2. Evaluate environmental and socio-cultural issues and conduct analyses that integrate state-of-the-art methods, scientific information, legal requirements, and BOEM policies;
    3. Help develop and implement new procedures to improve environmental analyses;
    4. Recommend and assist in the planning and management of research necessary to adequately assess impacts from OCS activities;
    5. Support inter-agency coordination and environmental consultation required under various environmental laws and regulations; and,
    6. Represent the bureau or Department concerning environmental assessment or environmental issues.

    The BOEM has 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-11: $69,581 – $90,461 per annum.
    GS-12: $83,398 - $108,422 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-MMGG-19-KS-072(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532417100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.