Environmental Assessment Services, LLC (EAS) is a nationally known, scientific environmental characterization company based in Eastern Washington since 2005. EAS is looking for a provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The position can be based out of Lacey, WA, Seattle, WA, or Portland, OR. This position will support the NMFS West Coast Region (WCR) Oregon Washington Coastal Office (OWCO) and other programs as they pertain to conservation and management of federal fisheries, protected species, and their habitat. The incumbent will assist with ESA section 7 and EFH consultations and the development of consultation documentation adhering to regional standards and procedures. They will provide consultation support and review submissions under existing programmatic consultations with a variety of Federal action agencies and other partners.
Location: Lacey, WA, Seattle, WA or Portland, OR
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Respond to inquiries from action agencies and their representatives or applicants, providing pre-consultation technical assistance to action agencies and their representatives or applicants during regular business hours.
- Review consultation initiation packages for completeness and develop requests for further information sufficient to support initiating consultation under each statute, as needed.
- Consult with action agencies and their representatives or applicants ensuring action agency compliance with each statute, as needed. Communicate with the Geographic Branch Chief for the assigning Branch in the OWCO, to coordinate NMFS response to each consultation.
- Prepare appropriate documentation for each consultation and follow West Coast Region protocol for quality assurance.
- Regularly coordinate with the NMFS Geographic Branch Chief for the assigning geographic Branch on assignments and work products.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
- Education and Experience Required— Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university, with a major in a field of study related to the requirements of this position with emphasis in fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology, plus five (5) years of experience in a related field or combination of such totaling nine (9) years combined education/experience. A Master’s Degree in a related field plus one (1) year of experience or a Ph.D. may be substituted for experience.
- Experience with, or knowledge of, the requirements of the ESA, MMPA, and/or MSA and the consultation processes.
- Background in biology, natural resource management, and salmonid and/or marine mammal species.
- Significant Endangered Species Act Section 7 experience.