Sr. Programmatic Consultation (ESA/NEPA) Specialist

A.I.S. Inc.

A.I.S. Inc.

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline.

Primary Function:

AIS is looking for several Programmatic Consultation (ESA/NEPA) Specialists to support NOAA’s West Coast Region (WCR). AIS is bidding on select projects that will require interagency consultations under ESA section 7(a)(2), MMPA section 101(a)(5)(D), MSA section 104-297, and NEPA implementation including document preparation activities in the Washington (North Puget Sound, Central Puget Sound, and Washington Coast/Lower Columbia Branches). These positions will focus on providing day-to-day support to the WCR towards meeting obligations under these statutes. This work will include scientific, technical, and administrative tasks to help mitigate the effects on natural resources. If this sounds like you, please reach out!


  • Research, professional work in any of the fields of science with emphasis on the natural environment and writing technical reports and papers.
  • Develops draft reports and analyses and finalizes reports with oversight; develops outreach materials and carries out outreach and education with the public.
  • Works independently with the requirements of the major federal environmental policy and compliance acts and associated regulations.
  • Review public notices when published and provide technical review of all leasing and project development information related to conservation of living marine resources;
  • Conduct literature reviews to obtain background information;
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data;
  • Draft responses, reports and reviews;
  • Conduct and document site visits;
  • Enter data and conducts quality control reviews;
  • Attend meetings, conferences, conference calls and site visits;
  • Copy documents, compile records, organize and maintain filing systems (including electronic filing);
  • Prepare maps and other geographical displays and analysis;
  • Provide recommendations on issues associated with conservation of living marine resources.
  • Assist in project review and preparation of documents to support required environmental analyses

Compensation: Candidates will be paid an hourly rate to be negotiated and total compensation will vary depending on employee’s availability and fishing effort. This is a full–time position. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience administering federal programmatic consultations under ESA/NEPA/MSA
  • 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)
  • Minimum fourteen (14) year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in an environmental science or associated discipline
  • Prior NEPA/ESA Section 7 Training


  • Travel is anticipated in these positions and will be reimbursed at an hourly rate along with compensation for miles accrued on a personal vehicle as well as per diem at the specified Government rate.


  • Seattle, WA or mutually agreed upon remote work site


If you would like to apply for this exciting new opening, please click the following link to submit the required information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing experience with programmatic consultation and related statutes.
  • 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number)

All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered. If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to connect with our talent team at at or 508-990-9054.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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