Position Announcement

Jack, Sobel sobelj%dccmc at cenmarine.com
Tue Jun 24 18:47:53 EDT 1997


The Center for Marine Conservation, (CMC) a non-profit marine 
conservation organization, is pleased to announce the availability of a 
position for a Water Quality/Ecosystem Conservation Scientist in our 
Washington, DC headquarters.  CMC , established in 1972, is dedicated to 
the conservation of worldwide protection of coastal and marine 
environments and their living resources.  Based in Washington, DC CMC has 
offices in Virginia, Florida and California.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:  The ecosystem/water quality scientist contributes 
technical expertise to the development and implementation of CMC's 
science-based programs and policies to protect marine ecosystems, 
including those affecting water quality and marine protected areas.  The 
scientist researches, analyzes, authors, disseminates and advocates 
scientific and policy information on these issues.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES:  Provides leadership within the conservation 
community by researching, writing and disseminating proceedings from 
scientific workshop(s) on clean ocean water issues, and other scientific 
papers as necessary related to land-based sources of marine pollution and 
marine water quality. Identifies emerging issues in these areas for 
formulation of policies which address identified issues.  Serves as 
scientific advisor within CMC by providing scientific expertise and 
analysis on land-based sources of pollution, including preparation of 
white papers addressing sewage, agricultural, and airborne pollution.  
Provides scientific expertise and technical support related to the 
development, review, revision and implementation of water quality 
management, marine protected areas, and ecosystem protection.  Serves as 
CMC spokesperson to the media, governmental, scientific and technical 
groups relevant to water quality, marine protected areas, and ecosystem 
protection.  Serves as CMC's advocate by preparing testimony based on 
policy and scientific review for delivery to legislators, the scientific 
community, federal, state and international agency staff, and other 
interest groups.  Works with the Development department staff to develop 
funding proposals and materials, and reports to funders in support of the 
clean water and ecosystem programs.  Provides scientific support to the 
Ecosystem Director and Program Counsel, and advises other CMC staff on 
ecosystem and water quality issues related to marine protected areas, 
habitat protection, biodiversity conservation, fisheries, and human 
health.  Works with the finance and administration department to ensure 
the completion of applicable financial and administrative matters.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  An advanced degree in Marine Ecology, Biology, Chemistry 
or affiliated field.  In depth knowledge of marine ecosystems and their 
protection, marine protected areas, point and non-point source pollution, 
effects of pollutants on marine systems, wastewater treatment, 
water-borne diseases, and the Clean Water Act.  Demonstrated ability to 
publish scientific policy papers regarding water quality and marine 
resource protection.  Minimum of three years experience in the advocacy 
of marine conservation.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume to:
Sharon Tryon
1725 DeSales St. NW #600
Washington D.C. 20036  

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