Title Environmental Planner with Marine Biology experience (Ref. #1338)
Categories Rhode Island
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Job Description

Successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of marine biologists and environmental planners to provide technical expertise in support of Navy at-sea environmental planning projects. Candidate will develop Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, as well as supporting documentation. Knowledge of NEPA, MMPA, ESA, or other marine policy is helpful. Successful candidate will have a strong background in writing and marine science. Experience with environmental planning and supporting or leading projects involving assessment of effects to marine species is preferred. Candidate will be required to work in teams including staff scientists and engineers, government personnel, and academic researchers. Candidate will prepare documents, provide and adhere to timelines, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and brief customers on projects. Candidate may travel to trainings or meetings.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills are absolutely necessary. Candidate should have a strong initiative; willingness to meet deadlines and adhere to schedules; experience multi-tasking and managing multiple, simultaneous, and diverse projects; ability to take ownership and accountability for a project and follow through to ensure completion of tasks. Successful candidate will be motivated and eager to address complex environmental issues involving biological, physical, and acoustic oceanography.

Efficient computer skills for technical writing and reviewing documents are also necessary.

 

Background in any/all of the following is preferred:

A minimum of 5 years experience supporting marine science or environmental planning projects.  Experience applying the NEPA process to Navy environmental planning projects. Candidate should have a strong initiative; willingness to meet deadlines and adhere to schedules; experience multi-tasking and managing multiple, simultaneous, and diverse projects; ability to take ownership and accountability for a project and follow through to ensure completion of tasks. Successful candidate will be motivated and eager to address complex environmental issues involving biological, physical, and acoustic oceanography.

Preferred Skills: Experience with EndNote and familiarity with Federal environmental law are highly preferred.

Education: BS/BA (M.S. or advanced degree preferred) in marine science, oceanography, environmental science, or related field. Send resume, writing sample, and contact information for at least 3 professional/academic references. Qualified applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must have or be able to obtain a secret security clearance for access to classified information, U.S. Citizenship required.

Location RI – MIDDLETOWN
EEO

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

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