At Saltwater Inc., we believe that high-quality data is vital to the health of our fisheries and oceans: our mission is to provide that data. We are a Women-Owned Small Business and are constantly seeking new team members who share our passion for innovation and environmental wellness. We are currently recruiting an Environmental Specialist III for a federal contract we are bidding on in support of the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) to assist in the preparation of rules and NEPA documents to support conservation of Atlantic large whales. This position will start October 1, 2022 and end September 30, 2023 with the possibility of up to three one-year contract extensions.

If you are passionate about protecting endangered species, specifically Atlantic large whales, this may be a position for you. This job will be located at GARFO in Gloucester, MA, and there may be opportunity to work at a mutually agreed upon remote work site. The selected candidate will provide regulatory and analytical support for the implementation of these statutes by preparing regulatory documents to amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP) and Harbor Porpoise Plan (HPTRP).

Our ideal candidate would be someone with experience working with marine life with a focus on large whales and endangered species. This candidate’s work will be guided largely by requirements of the ESA, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and NEPA, and must have experience working under these requirements.


  • Coordinate with staff to analyze effects of fishing activities on ESA listed species and critical habitat,
  • Assist the take reduction team coordinator in the development, assessment, and implementation of a regulatory amendment to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan,
  • Amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
  • Amend NEPA documents and analyses of the potential impacts of rulemaking


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with an emphasis in marine biology, environmental science, natural science, or similar
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience with marine mammals, specifically Atlantic large whales
  • Experience working with NEPA, endangered species, and critical habitat
  • Experience in data collection and complex data analysis
  • Experience reviewing and writing white papers and reports


Salary commensurate with experience.