The Baldwin Group, Inc. work environment encompasses positions ranging from scientists to programmers to administrators, yet is small enough to provide a feeling of family and friendship. While the pace is fast and energetic, we understand the importance of work life balance and encourage staff to maintain that balance. Both diversity and teamwork are integral to work at TBG. New ideas and perspectives are always welcomed and encouraged, making TBG a company where everyone's voice is heard. TBG's employee benefits are equivalent to those enjoyed by our government counterparts.

Current Opportunities


National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Compliance Specialist Silver Spring, Maryland

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is looking for a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and environmental compliance specialist. The Baldwin Group (TBG) will employ the successful candidate under a contract with this NOAA office, working under the direction of its environmental compliance coordinator and the program manager of its Policy, Planning, and Communications Division. The position will be located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The position may include these responsibilities: developing environmental assessments and analyzing ways to improve programmatic consultations for repetitive Office for Coastal Management actions that require compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Essential Fish Habitat provision) and the Endangered Species Act. The employee might also provide ad hoc support addressing workload challenges with environmental compliance and the National Environmental Policy Act and will document compliance with other environmental statutes, such as the National Historic Preservation Act, National Marine Sanctuaries Act, or Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Develop environmental assessments and environmental impact statements as well as associated documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Support the planning process by including, gathering, and synthesizing data
  • Document compliance with applicable historic preservation and environmental compliance mandates in each assessment and impact statement
  • Draft the Findings of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision
  • Support public comment processes
  • Work with federal staff members to understand NOAA needs with respect to Endangered Species Act programmatic consultations, Essential Fish Habitat under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, consultations for multi-year efforts, and similar instruments
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  • Support informal consultation processes, such as those under the Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act, and maintain proper documentation
  • Comment on drafts of National Environmental Policy Act and compliance documents upon request
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  • Support other office staff members-- such as the Coastal Zone Management Act and National Estuarine and Research Reserve liaisons—with these requirements, upon request

Qualifications

Required:

  • Experience in environmental compliance and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Experience with the development of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental planning and policy, marine science, coastal management, or related field plus three years of related experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management, colleagues, and external partners
  • Technical writing skill and ability to synthesize technical information

Preferred:

  • Experience working with state and federal agencies, tribes, academia, and nongovernmental organizations

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email your resume with a cover letter outlining your qualifications to:
hr@tbgva.com
Subject: "Environmental Compliance Specialist Silver Spring"

Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer


Social Scientist, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is seeking a Social Scientist to support the NOAA Water Initiative. This position will be employed by The Baldwin Group (TBG) under a contract with the Office for Coastal Management. The successful candidate will work closely with our existing social science staff and with diverse, interdisciplinary teams; assist in the development of social science products and reports; provide technical assistance to the National Water Center (NWC) customers and partner groups; and support social science-based projects.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and administer customer surveys, focus groups, and interviews
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Manage, display, and report social scientific data
  • Provide technical support on non-economic, social science-based research and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Support the coordination of social science information between NWC and other offices within NOAA
  • Develop and deliver presentations on social science-based activities supported by NWC
  • Engage user groups and conduct focus groups to identify and document stakeholder needs
  • Lead region-specific needs assessments to support NWC
  • Support work focused on community vulnerability assessments and water quantity issues
  • Synthesize academic, government, research, and policy documents/reports

Qualifications

Required

  • MS in a non-economic, social science field (sociology, psychology, anthropology, communications, or related discipline) plus three to five years’ experience
  • Ability to code and create social science data sets
  • Proficient in delivering public presentations, delivering professional content, and moderating focus groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate effective meetings
  • Ability to communicate social science-based concepts and principles to diverse audiences
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management, colleagues, and external partners
  • Understanding of water resource management or a related field

Prefered

  • Familiarity with social network analysis concepts
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies
  • Experience with environmental planning and policy, marine science, coastal management, or related field

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email your resume with a cover letter outlining your qualifications to:
hr@tbgva.com
Subject: "Social Scientist"

Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer