Two (2) Posts: BOEM Historic Preservation Specialist in OREP’s Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE)

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to:

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy, in Sterling VA.

The incumbent serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist in OREP’s Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE). The incumbent’s responsibilities are to provide professional expertise, produce substantive analyses, and lead consultations for cultural resources and historic properties necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

At the full performance level, GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Conduct consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with state, local, tribal, and other Federal agencies on the physical and visual effects of offshore renewable energy development on onshore cultural and historic properties;
  2. Research and analyze physical and visual impacts to aesthetic, cultural, natural, and historical resources from offshore renewable energy activities;
  3. Analyze and review onshore cultural surveys and reports submitted by applicants and lessees; and
  4. Develop mitigation procedures for the protection of onshore and offshore cultural resources associated with renewable development activities.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval

Salary Information
Sterling, VA – $106,823 – $138,868 per annum.
Virtual Location – $94,373 – $122,683 per annum. Locality Pay will be set after selection.
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

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