The incumbent will support the functions and mission of the Office of the
Environment (OE) as one of the regional advisers on matters related to
protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine
birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the
Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and
other legislation, particularly related to protected species found in the
Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.
Open & closing dates: 03/07/2018 to 03/20/2018
Salary: $50,598 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 09 – 12
Work schedule: Full-Time Jefferson, Louisiana
Appointment type: Permanent
At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position
include, but are not limited to the following:
- Support the functions and mission of the BOEM, OE as one of the
regional advisors on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine
mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other
endangered species) as protected under the MMPA, the ESA, and other
- Plan, organize, and coordinates data collection to assess the
impacts created from oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and
renewable energy activates interacting with theses endangered and
- Identifies specific environmental problems which may be addressed as
research or study efforts within the purview of the BOEM OCS Environmental
Studies Program (ESP), analyzes the nature of the problems, develops study
protocols to resolve these problems or to provide an information base for
better understanding of the problems, and recommends these studies for
funding approval via the BOEM OCS ESP planning process.
- Participates in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process
for BOEM activities to include participating in scoping and planning,
performing environmental analysis, writing sections of NEPA documents, and
reviewing the technical quality of environmental analysis performed and
reported by others.
- Responsible for the entire procurement cycle for assigned study
procurements, including: recommending type of study and initial study
design and refinements; prepares the procurement package; evaluates
technical proposals and negotiations with offerors; conducts award
briefings of successful offerors and debriefings of unsuccessful offerors;
as designated, serves as Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR).
- Serves on a team to establish criteria for impact assessment
methodologies and to develop specialized data on protected species.
- Promotes communications and coordination with Federal, State,
professional, industry, academic, and general public agencies or
individuals interested in protected species information needs relative to
offshore oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable
- Represents BOEM at professional meetings, and on task forces or
committees involving Federal, State, or private agencies and individuals.
- Monitors programs funded or performed by other Federal Agencies,
State agencies, academic institutions, or industrial firms to determine
applicability of findings to information needs of the BOEM.