ERT, a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm seeks talented individuals to serve as Policy Analysts (PA) to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Restoration Center (RC). The PA will support Deep Water Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill needs. Duties include:
* Serving as coordinator for specific program and policy actions for DWH activities, needs, and objectives
* Coordinating with subject matter experts, DWH team members, and office management
* Coordinating and implementing restoration strategies among state and federal agencies
* Analyzing and summarizing technical or policy related information related to the DWH Natural Resources Damage Assessment
* Tracking relevant legislation and monitoring progress of this legislation relevant to RC and state and federal partners and providing timely reports to RC Chief on status of relevant legislation and potential impacts to the RC as a result of this legislation
* Supporting RC Chief and leadership team in planning and evaluation process, including routine evaluation and monitoring of milestones, performance measures, and accomplishments.
* Facilitating communications among staff members and partners to ensure cohesive operational approaches to program management and maintaining liaison with other NOAA entities, state, and federal agencies to coordinate budget and program initiatives
* Maintaining communications tools/products to enhance information sharing across NOAA Fisheries as it pertains to working teams or external partnerships, including summarizing meetings
* Supporting development of annual DWH Outreach Strategic Plans
* Developing new policy to meet changing requirements
* Implementing short- and long-term special projects as needs arise
* Supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Magnuson-Stevens Act Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requirements
* Reviewing restoration projects to determine budget, effectiveness, and compliance with regulations laws, etc.
2 -4 years experience with marine environmental policy. Must have an understanding of federal environmental laws and policy such as NEPA, ESA, OPA, etc. Must show strong initiative, independence, problem solving abilities, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have strong task management skills and have the ability to meet project deadlines under general direction. An understanding of Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) requirements under the Oil Pollution Act is a big plus.
Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.
BA/BS in Marine Policy, Marine Resources, Environmental Policy, related discipline, or equivalent.