Project Manager - Remote

Marine, Ocean, and Coastal Sciences and Resource Management Remote, District Of Columbia


Description

Background

IBSS is seeking a Full-time Project Manager to support NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) with the environmental review of infrastructure and energy projects covered under FAST-41. Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act provides long-term funding for the planning and infrastructure for surface transportation projects while working to streamline the project delivery process. Title 41 of the FAST Act (FAST-41) establishes a coordinated framework for the Federal environmental review of relevant infrastructure and energy projects. This position will serve as a project manager to ensure the effective tracking and status accounting of FAST-41 and other projects to help NMFS meet its mandates in the conservation of NOAA trust resources. 

Key tasks include the following: 

  • Development of the initial permitting timetable and Coordinated Project Plan (CPP), including coordination within NMFS and with the lead and other cooperating agencies to identify timeline dependencies (and develop more detailed project timelines when needed)
  • Early coordination with the lead agency and project sponsor to identify key issues and communicate potential impacts to NOAA trust resources
  • Ongoing targeted communication with the lead agency and project sponsor (as appropriate) to identify information needed for NMFS to initiate our consultations and authorizations, and to highlight information gaps promptly to avoid schedule delays
  • Tracking of target milestone completion dates, including internal and external coordination, consultation, and approval for any necessary date changes, and coordination with the NOAA Dashboard Administrator to ensure timely Permitting Dashboard updates
  • Internal coordination and submission of updated information for quarterly CPP updates
  • Supporting initiation and development of analyses required to complete NMFS’s Endangered Species Act (ESA), Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), and/or Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) consultations and authorizations for covered projects
  • Identification of lessons learned from ongoing or completed projects, and communication of those lessons learned to other agencies and in the FPISC Annual Report to Congress
  • Development of template documents (e.g., timelines, correspondence letters, checklists) to help assist the project sponsor and/or lead agency with providing the required information for the ESA and EFH consultations and MMPA authorization in a timely manner, and to improve efficiency and consistency of NOAA’s actions
  • Coordination and tracking of milestones and concurrence points required under OFD, and FAST-41 hours.
  • Serve as a member of the GARFO program management team to facilitate coordination of administrative tasks and the environmental program reviews
  • Coordinate with GARFO staff and wind team representatives, project biologists, NMFS headquarters staff, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, and Federal agency partners to ensure that critical deadlines and concurrence points are met. 
  • Work with program and project coordinators to establish priorities and timelines for FAST-41 projects
  • Develop or adapts tracking and communication tools to facilitate coordination and accounting of project tasks, milestones, and deliverables
  • Ensure that program goals are met and deadlines and concurrence points are reached on time.   
  • Engage early and often with NMFS project and program managers and cooperating agencies to develop timelines, templates, and checklists, update tracking dashboards, and set up tracking systems for FAST-41 actions, concurrence points, and other project activities.
  • Work closely with program coordinators and partner agencies to identify information needs for consultations, provide checklists and other informational tools to stakeholders, and track progress on critical concurrence points and deadlines.
  • Support NMFS staff in coordination and communication with Federal agency partners and project proponents regarding upcoming and ongoing regulatory reviews under the ESA, NEPA, and MSA. 
  • Routinely report out to program managers and supervisors on the status of important milestones and concurrence points.
  • Develop communications materials and assist project biologists in drafting correspondence for Regional Administrator’s signature and coordinate the tracking and signature of the Record of Decision.  

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university plus three (3) years of experience in related field 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Project management and administration
  • Database management 
  • Team management
  • Data and information management
  • Technical writing
  • Knowledge of environmental statutes and regulations
  • Exceptional communication abilities

About IBSS Corp

IBSS is a Woman-Owned business. Since 1992, IBSS has provided specialized professional, scientific, technical, cybersecurity, IT, and software engineering solutions to the Federal sector. Our clients include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We are committed to serving our clients and employees by delivering service excellence, creating value through technology, and continually improving our skills, services, and processes. Moreover, we maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification which allows us to optimize current industry best practices to enhance delivery outcomes for our clients.

IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.

IBSS is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.