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Position: NOAA Program Coordinator-Washington, DC/Silver Spring, MD

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. ( a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS).  NOS works to create healthy coasts and healthy economies by  translating science, tools and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment.

NOS ( is a Line Office within NOAA and is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.  This position will split time between NOAA’s offices in Silver Spring, MD and at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.  The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with NOS Headquarter staff and NOAA staff at the Department of Commerce.  The incumbent in this position will be required to clearly understand the goals of NOS and bring key information to the attention of the Office of the Under Secretary. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior staff support to NOAA Leadership.
  • Develop presentations and speeches for NOAA Leadership.
  • Provide expert staffing support at all events; including comprehensive background material; understanding local issues, working with Legislative Affairs; working with Public Affairs, Line Office Headquarters and others to ensure the leadership is fully prepared.
  • Speak on behalf of Line and Program Offices at NOAA Headquarters Office and bring issues of concern to the attention of the Office of the Under Secretary and Under Secretary.  
  • Provide NOAA specific information at interagency meetings and coordinate action within NOAA and the Department of Commerce as required.
  • Review proposals and controlled correspondence for information and/or action and make recommendations as required.  
  • Work with NOAA Line and Program Offices to ensure adequate coordination and attempt to resolve differences dealing with programmatic, scientific and management issues within the agency.  
  • Advise NOAA Leadership on broad initiates and high priority issues requiring immediate attention.  Provide briefings, as requested, on a broad range of issues which may affect program operations or have impact nationwide.
  • Provide comprehensive analyses relating to proposed initiatives; conduct background research and short-term feasibility studies; and develop general plans to define objectives and coordinate work to be undertaken.
  • Develop recommendations or conclusions for NOAA Leadership based on careful study/analysis of the material presented, requiring full understanding and consideration of NOAA policies, project management commitments and other relevant factors.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an ocean science/policy field
  • Two years of progressive working experience providing program analyst and senior organization staff support in a related field.Ability to clearly write, edit, communicate, and analyze information
  • Strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks often on short deadlines. 
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior NOS or NOAA experience is highly preferred or previous experience in the federal government.
  • Experience writing speeches or white papers.
  • Prior experience creating material for a legislative audience

To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements, Freestone job application (, contact information for three (3) references, and salary requirements to: with the following subject heading:  NOAA Program Coordinator.  The position is open until filled. 

Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly 

Posted Aug. 7, 2014 | Job listing | Contact for more information | Download application

Position: Mid Level Archeologist

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking a Mid Level Archeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist for Cultural Resources Program Support, to be performed in Richland.

The Archeologist position will provide support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL), Office of Communications and External Affairs (OCE) in cultural resources operational and administrative business support services. Specific support to OCE will be provided in the following areas:

  • Assist in the implementation of a cultural resources program that complies with all existing cultural resource laws, rules and regulations, ensuring the preservation, protection and perpetuation of cultural resources for future generations, requiring professional competence in archeology with a mastery of the concepts, methods and practices associated with cultural and historic resource protection as related to environment resource management.
  • Assist project teams in meeting the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act in consideration of Native American, Pre-1943 Historic Settlement, Manhattan Project/Cold War archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and buildings.
  • Provide strategic support and be a subject matter expert advisor to DOE Project Managers in support of efficient Section 106 processes, and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Acts matters and notifications of non-routine events.
  • Function as an Integrated Product Team Subject Matter Expert providing guidance on cultural resource matters.
  • Support cultural resource monthly meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional competence in archeology with a mastery of the concepts, methods and practices associated with cultural and historic resource protection as related to environmental resource management.
  • Qualified in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for professional archaeologists, preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced with problem-solving NHPA Sections 106 and 110 and shall be thoroughly knowledgeable of the Hanford Site and the Pre-Contact period, Pre-1943 historic period and Manhattan Project/Cold War landscapes, archaeological sites and associated built environment, preferred.
  • Knowledge of DOE’s Native American policy, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field
  • 8 years of relevant cultural resources or archaeological experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working with cultural resource consulting parties desired
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills
  • Possess a strong customer service attitude and approach
  • U.S. Citizen

To Apply:
Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and completed application (downloadable from our website to, with the following subject heading: Mid-Level Archeologist Position. 

Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted July 17, 2014 | Job listing | Contact for more information | Download application

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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