Fisheries Scientist; Environmental Assessment Services, LLC (EAS)

Environmental Assessment Services, LLC (EAS) is a nationally known, scientific environmental characterization company based in Eastern Washington since 2005. EAS is looking for a marine biologist to support the Protected Resources Division (PRD) Seattle, WA Branch.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Facilitate and/or complete formal and informal consultations under section 7 of the ESA according to West Coast region policies and practices. The contractor shall review NEPA documents and provide comments on protected resources and listed species sections.
  • Coordinate with Area Office staff to provide background information, effects analysis and conclusions for protected species. The contractor shall review drafted formal and informal consultation sections for protected species and coordinate on MMPA incidental harassment authorizations.
  • Participate in meetings with action agencies, applicants or permittees, special interest groups, state officials, and tribal representatives, as necessary. The contractor shall coordinate with science center and other researchers in evaluating the status of species and impacts from actions.
  • Respond to inquiries from action agencies, applicants, and their representatives and staff from WCR Area Offices, provide pre-consultation technical assistance to action agencies, applicants, or their representatives during regular business hours.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation for each consultation, listing, status review, or permit, including assembling and managing administrative records as necessary to provide adequate and proper evidence of agency business, timely response to requests for information, and compliance with NMFS internal directives, including memos to the file that show compliance with West Coast Region quality assurance process.
  • Provide timely response to data requests and assignments with appropriate attention to detail.
  • Assist with other MMPA and ESA matters related to listed killer whales, listed rockfish, and other marine species.
  • Attend and/or present protected species information at local and regional coordination meetings and participate in a Protected Resources Division workshop.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Proficiency with actions under section 4, 7, and 10 of the ESA.
  • Knowledge of biology, natural resource management and West Coast marine species.
  • Completed undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on biological science, conservation biology, wildlife management or related fields.
  • Computer skills including basic word processing, spreadsheet creation and manipulation are a must and previous database experience for scientific applications is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required for operation of government vehicles.

Organization: Environmental Assessment Services, LLC (EAS)

Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Duration: Full-Time

Application Website: https://www.easbio.com/careers/