: $73,470.00 - $144,680.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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As an Environmental Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

Design and conduct natural resource damage assessments for cases involving oil and chemical spills, chronic contamination due to hazardous material releases, and physical impacts in sea grass and coral environments. Evaluate the injury and scale of adverse effects, determines the scale of restoration and compensation for injury, and negotiate settlements to resolve natural resource liability.
Lead a multi-disciplinary team to conduct natural resource damage assessment and restoration planning. Develop, maintain, and implement mechanisms for effective damage assessment response, including ephemeral data collection, for spills of oil and hazardous materials in the Southeast Region.
Negotiate settlements and agreements to obtain natural resource and habitat restoration within the Southeast region. Assist in preparation of litigation materials and expert testimony used in legal proceedings to quantify natural resource injuries and the amount and type of restoration required to make the American public whole.
Develop and improve methods for damage assessment and scaling appropriate restoration and compensation for lost services. Foster cooperation and coordination within and outside of the National Ocean Service (NOS), other government agencies and members of stakeholder groups.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Up to 15% of domestic travel may be required for this position.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
Must be suitable for Federal employment.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
This position requires a Moderate Risk Security Clearance.
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.
Associated topics: agriculture, air, bioassay, biodiversity, climate, conservation, ecological, epa, farm, water monitoring * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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