Job Title: Environmental Specialist- Sturgeon Program Support
Location: Gloucester, MA or Remote
Clearance Required: Public Trust Eligible
IBSS is seeking a Full Time Environmental Specialist to provide technical assistance to support the Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon recovery program carried out pursuant to sections 4, 7, and 10 of the ESA. The Specialist will support development of a recovery plan for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon. This will include literature reviews and development of draft sections of a recovery plan and white papers supporting background information as well as supporting the development of recovery criteria and recovery actions.
Support one or more virtual or in-person workshops related to recovery plan development.
To support ESA section 7 consultations for sturgeon, the contractor shall identify priority threats to shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon, research potential actions to address those threats, and develop white papers or other documentation to support assessment and management of those threats, including development of best management practices. This work may involve coordination and meetings with sturgeon researchers, academics, stakeholders, and federal and state partners.
Participate and/or present at public and/or scientific meetings or conferences as required; in addition to providing support to NMFS staff in attendance at these meetings.
Assist with implementation of programs carried out under section 10 of the ESA, including preparation of documents to support the development and issuance of Incidental Take Permits for ESA listed sturgeon.
Assist in ensuring that materials developed to support the Students Collaborating to Undertake Tracking Efforts for Sturgeon (SCUTES) educational program are based on the best available scientific information and incorporate current technologies. This may involve cooperating with researchers and/or educators and participating in appropriate conferences, trainings, or meetings, to advance the SCUTES program.
Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an environmental science or associated discipline (e.g., biology, ecology, fisheries biology, marine biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or restoration ecology).
Experience providing biological, economic, or social analyses to support recommendations for natural resource conservation measures.
Critical thinking and the ability to assess potential impacts to living marine resources.
Proficient with common databases and office productivity programs, such as Word, Excel, Gmail, Google docs, and Endnote.
Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently and comply with project deadlines.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with others, including a diverse array of federal action agencies.
Strong professional writing skills and the ability to express both biological and regulatory concepts in plain language.
Knowledge of marine ESA-listed species and their habitats, particularly those found along the east coast.
Experience developing policy or procedures for the management and conservation of marine resources including protected species, marine fish, mammals, or sea turtles.
About IBSS Corp.
IBSS is a Woman-Owned business. Since 1992, IBSS has provided specialized professional, scientific, technical, cybersecurity, IT, and software engineering solutions to the Federal sector. Our clients include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We are committed to serving our clients and employees by delivering service excellence, creating value through technology, and continually improving our skills, services, and processes. Moreover, we maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification which allows us to optimize current industry best practices to enhance delivery outcomes for our clients.
IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.
IBSS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.