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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 (BOEM), Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, Office of Environment, Biological and Social Sciences Section, in Jefferson, LA.

    At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Provides managerial leadership, guidance, and direction for an interdisciplinary staff of supervisors, scientists (marine biologists, protected species biologists, fisheries biologists, economists, social scientists, and marine archaeologists), and technical specialists in the Section. These responsibilities include: developing and managing budget and staffing plans; identifying developmental and training needs of staff; counseling and coaching staff; and resolving complaints and discipline.

    2. Exercises a broad range of supervisory responsibility over the Section's operations. These responsibilities include: representing the Section internally and externally; defining controls and objectives; instituting standard operating procedures and methodologies; establishing priorities; overseeing the scheduling and preparation of assigned work; and reviewing assigned work, as necessary. Operational work of the Section includes:
    - Developing, procuring, and managing archaeological, biological, economic, and social studies to support the Bureau's mission;
    - Analyzing the potential archaeological, biological, economic, and social impacts of Bureau Program (outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas energy, renewable energy, marine minerals, and alternative use) activities in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
    - Developing unique measures to abate potential effects from proposed activities associated with Bureau Program activities; and
    - Leading consultation and coordination regarding the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Essential Fish Habitat/EFH), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and government-to-government relations (G2G) for Bureau Program activities.

    3. Advises management on policy, guidance, and regulations regarding Bureau issues in general and specifically regarding archaeological, biological, economic, and social issues. This includes: participating in the development of goals and objectives; assisting with tactical plans to accomplish objectives; participating in the development and review of regulations and policy; evaluating the associated impacts on existing procedures, workload, and staffing; and participating in the development and/or adaptation of standard operating procedures responsive to new policies.

    4. Analyzes Bureau Program issues and prepares and presents recommendations to management.

    5. Coordinates directly and routinely with other Bureau offices, Federal and State agencies, private industry, and special interest groups.

    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-14: (Step 1; $108,885 - Step 10; $141,548) 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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607473000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.