ESA Section 7 Senior Analyst

Ocean Associates

Ocean Associates

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact Ocean Associates at 703-388-9548 to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking candidates to support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources for duties associated with the preparation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultations. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species.


  • Conduct analyses and research to enable consultation under Section 7 of the ESA.
  • Review action agency documents and provide technical assistance to Federal action agencies as part of ESA section 7 consultations.
  • Critically analyze scientific literature, agency documents, and other applicable information to assess impacts of activities on protected species and develop/evaluate mitigation and monitoring to support agency findings under the ESA.
  • Perform record-keeping and other documentation tasks to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other applicable statutes.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Telecommute, work may be performed offsite.

Salary and Benefits: These are full-time positions with a generous benefit package. Salary: $33.00 to $37.00 per hour.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field and 7 years of relevant experience. Years of education beyond Bachelor’s Degree can be substituted for experience.
  • Documented evidence of education and/or experience in one of the following: environmental regulations and the Federal regulatory process; environmental sciences, biological sciences (fisheries biology/ecology; marine mammal biology/ecology; sea turtle biology/ecology; and/or marine biology/ecology), ecological risk assessment or environmental impact analysis, scientific project management.
  • Preferred experience in Pacific Northwest ecosystems and salmonid biology.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in a team/group setting.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement appropriate action

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please APPLY THROUGH OUR ADP WEB PORTAL, AT THE LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.

Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

  • Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
  • Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
  • Education.
  • Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
  • Three professional references.
  • Include your name in the document file name.
  • Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and successfully complete a federal government background check. Ocean Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

OAI is a government contractor and is required by law to invite applicants to self-identify their race, gender, national origin, disability status and veteran status. OAI is required to use the information it collects as part of its future affirmative action efforts in hiring. The information is collected anonymously by computer and is not connected to your application. You will see a place to check certain boxes in OAI's online application. Even though the information is anonymous, self-identification is voluntary. You can always check the box that says you decline to self-identify.

Note: If you are not selected, your materials may be retained for present or future opportunities. We may use your resume in bidding on a project and if we are awarded the work, we will contact you before seeking further applicants. If you do not wish us to retain or use your resume to seek work for you, please let us know in the "Notes" section on the second page of the online application.