Career Opportunity /  16 September 2022

Solicitation of Interest: NAVFAC Atlantic Marine Resources

Seeking interested individuals with qualifications and educational background and experience in marine species biology/ecology (marine mammals, sea turtles, fish, seabirds, etc.); with skills in applied scientific study and design, GIS analysis, acoustic impact analysis, statistical analysis, written and oral communication, and public outreach. 

Deadline: 16 September 2022 - the deadline has passed.
Norfolk, VA USA - United States

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Conservation Division in Norfolk, Virginia is currently seeking potential candidates with outstanding applied scientific and communication skills for a career position in the Marine Resources Branch in the Environmental Business Line. The person selected for this position will directly support Navy at-sea compliance for training, testing, and construction activities around the world.  

Duties will include:

  • Preparation, management, and review of marine resources assessments; 
  • Essential fish habitat (EFH) assessments; 
  • Marine species density estimates; 
  • Marine species surveys; 
  • Technical reports; 
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 documentation; 
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) documentation; 
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation;  
  • Marine species mitigation and monitoring plans; and, 
  • environmental studies assessing the environmental impacts of proposed Navy activities. 

The person selected will participate in consultations with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), coordinate projects within a multi-disciplinary team, and participate in project management for scientific studies and compliance documents. 

In addition, the person selected will participate in monitoring with regards to the potential impacts on marine species from Navy activities. 

Experience in the following is highly desirable:  

  • Marine mammal, sea turtle, seabird or fisheries biology; 
  • Scientific study design; 
  • Principals of underwater acoustic analysis; 
  • Statistical principles and methods; 
  • ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) products; 
  • Environmental legislation and DoD/Navy policy.  

Additional experience in preparing or reviewing contracting documents, project management documentation, including schedules and budgets, field work plans, monitoring plans, threatened and endangered species evaluations, research proposals, and in conducting data and statistical analyses would also be highly desirable.  

Interested persons can forward their inquiries and resumes to [email protected].