Ocean Career: Louisiana Coastal Resources Scientist Supervisor

The primary duty for this position includes supervising a functional unit comprised of professional level staff responsible for an important segment, environmental and intergovernmental coordination, of CPRA’s overall coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection program. Supervisory duties include evaluating work performance of Coastal Resources Scientists who are primarily responsible for providing procedural expertise in federal and state permitting, coordination of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documentation, and Oil Pollution Act (OPA) Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) compliance for the implementation of coastal protection and restoration projects. Duties also include coordinating issues pertaining to project-level regulatory and environmental compliance with federal and state agency partners.

Preference will be given to applicants with previous supervisory experience and with permitting, NEPA, and/or NRDA experience.

Minimum Qualifications

A baccalaureate degree in one of the following fields: agronomy; atmospheric sciences; biological sciences; chemistry; coastal resource management; ecology; engineering; environmental sciences; forestry; geosciences; landscape architecture; marine science; natural resource management or studies; oceanography; physical geography; planning; statistics; wetland management; or wildlife and/or fisheries science, plus three years of professional level experience in coastal resource management, wetland resource management, environmental science, natural resource management, or biology.


Graduate training with less than a master’s degree will substitute for the required experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours in any of the qualifying fields for a maximum of six months of the required experience.

A master’s degree in any of the qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in any of the qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Function of Work

To supervise staff involved in utilizing regulatory and/or non-regulatory measures to create, restore, enhance, protect, and preserve the state’s coastal wetlands, marshes, flood plains, and other natural resources vital to the state’s economy and/or the safety of its citizens (private, public, institutional, industrial, and governmental), and to protect the citizens of Louisiana with hurricane flood protection measures.

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