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/Learn more about this agency
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 conventional (i.e., oil/gas) and renewable energy exploration, leasing and development activities, as well as marine mineral activities for coastal restoration projects. 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 a Marine Biologist in the Office of Environmental Programs (OEP), Division of Environmental Assessment (DEA), Branch of Environmental Coordination (BEC). 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.
Salary Range Information:
GS-14: $121,316 - $157,709
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Project management for major environmental documents, related decision documents, and initiatives supporting OCS programs or activities, especially the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, or similar programmatic efforts.
- Initiate, plan and lead preparation of environmental documents in collaboration and coordination with other offices and stakeholders.
- Plan and execute public meetings that support preparation of environmental documents. Coordinate comments and resolve issues that may emerge during these meetings, cooperating agency or other reviews.
- Prepare technical and policy documents, departmental and bureau correspondence, and briefing materials concerning environmental issues relevant to coordination responsibilities and present to bureau and departmental leadership.
- Serve as Bureau expert on interpretation, application and compliance with environmental requirements.
- Assess adequacy of and identify the need for new bureau guidance, policies, procedures and corrective actions to advance environmental mission.
- Support planning, development, and execution of environmental studies, as warranted.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
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