Interdisciplinary (2) - Ecologist/Fish Biologist/Oceanographer

  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Jun 01, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research

Job Description


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: 

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska Region, Office of Environment (OE), Environmental Sciences Management Section in Anchorage, AK.  The OE provides environmental stewardship by implementing the Environmental Analysis program to analyze and/or conduct research on environmental resources in Alaska.  The OE applies the best available scientific information when preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and other environmental documents under relevant environmental laws and to support information decision making.

The incumbent will be responsible for planning, coordinating and carrying out fact finding and scientific analysis in order to complete a range of projects based on the uniqueness of the Alaska location.                             

This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment. 

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. 

Salary Information

GS-11: $67,930-$88,312 per annum, GS-12: $81,421-$105,847 per annum, GS-13: $96,819-$125,865 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMJJ-18-RD-074(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Serves as a technical expert regarding interdisciplinary studies in the Alaska region office with emphasis on issues pertaining to fish ecology, fisheries, biological oceanography, arctic ecology, marine managed areas and alternative uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

2) Reviews and evaluates environmental documents, proposals, and studies concerning environmental science issues and potential impacts of energy activities on the OCS and makes recommendations on addressing these issues.

3) Coordinates information exchange with the appropriate members of the OCS Scientific Committees.

4) Provides technical counsel on environmental data systems management with an emphasis on the use of geographic information systems and relational databases to manage, disseminate, and maintain access to Environmental Studies Program data.

5) Identifies specific environmental problems, analyzes the nature of the problems, develops study protocols to resolve the issues, and recommends these studies for funding approval via the Environmental Studies Program planning process.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Closes 06/22/2018

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67,930 to $125,865 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 11 - 13.