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April 23, 2014

Department of the Interior's BOEM seeks members to serve on the OCS Scientific Committee

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking qualified individuals to serve on its Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee for the Oct. 15, 2014 through Oct. 17, 2017 term. Committee members advise the Secretary of the Interior through the director of BOEM on the bureau's Environmental Studies Program (ESP), which covers field and laboratory studies in biology, chemistry and physical oceanography, as well as studies of the social and economic impacts of OCS energy and marine minerals development. The BOEM is seeking the following disciplines practiced by qualified applicants who will be selected by the Secretary of the Interior:

  • Physical oceanography
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Marine biology
  • Ecology
  • Protected species
  • Social sciences and economics
  • Submerged cultural resources
  • Environmental fates and effects

The committee is made up of non-Federal scientists with a variety of technical skills and from diverse geographic locations to provide recommendations on changes made to scope, direction, emphasis and environmental aspects of offshore energy and marine minerals programs based on information from the ESP.

The committee meets yearly, rotating locations between regional offices and Washington, D.C., with members serving a three-year term that may be renewed for one additional term. Regulations on special government employees regarding ethical and statutory responsibilities apply to committee members, including complete financial disclosure statements each year. Individuals interested in serving on the OCS Scientific Committee should send a resume and letter of interest by May 2, 2014 to:

Phyllis Clark
Program Specialist
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
381 Elden Street, HE-3115
Herndon, VA 20170

Clark can be contacted at (703) 787-1716, or by fax at (703) 787-1066.