job posting for marine and national parks manager

St Eustatius Marine Park semp at
Wed Jan 22 11:06:22 EST 2003

Apologies for cross-postings

Kay Lynn Plummer, Manager/Director
St. Eustatius National & Marine Parks
Gallows Bay
St. Eustatius
Netherlands Antilles
Office 599-318-2884
Fax 599-318-2913
semp at

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  National & Marine Parks Manager

DESCRIPTION:  The St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation (STENAPA) manages
the Statia Marine Park, the Quill National Park, and the Miriam C. Schmidt
Botanical Garden.  The Marine Park surrounds the island of St. Eustatius
from the high water mark to 30 meters (100ft.) in depth.  Two reserves
within the Marine Park function to restore depleted fish populations and to
protect marine biodiversity.  The Quill National Park is a dormant volcano.
The crater harbors an evergreen seasonal forest, which is similar to a
tropical rainforest.  The botanical garden is currently undergoing Phase One
operations of a four-phase master plan.  For more information about STENAPA
and its missions, please visit our website at

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (preferably a
Masters) in marine biology, marine management, wildlife management, or a
related field and at least two (2) years working experience in Marine
Protected Area Management, Natural Resource Management, or related field.
Excellent communicative skills required.  Open Water Diver certification
required.  At least three (3) years experience navigating marine vessels.
Must have a thorough command of the English language and some knowledge of

OTHER ASSETS:  Experience coordinating volunteer programs; advanced computer
skills; a working knowledge of botany and landscaping; trail
systems/management experience; fundraising capabilities; promotional
materials development experience.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Participate in the design and implementation of
research activities within the Marine Park; find funding to represent
STENAPA, participate and deliver presentations at conferences and workshops
internationally concerning Gulf and Caribbean fisheries and MPA management;
provide advice to Government; supervise and manage a staff of three (3) and
all associated activities; recruit and supervise volunteers from around the
world; develop promotional materials for distribution; create management
plans, work plans and manuals; write proposals for grant funding; coordinate
work programs through local schools; coordinate and implement educational
activities for local children and the community;  establish and maintain all
infrastructure related to STENAPA; perform any other duties as directed by
the Board of STENAPA relevant to the management and development of the

APPLICATION DETAILS:  Interested and qualified persons should submit a cover
letter, resume, and two (2) letters of reference (including contact
information) electronically to semp at  Interviews will be
conducted with the successful candidates.  Only successful applicants will
be contacted.  The deadline for receipt of all applications is Thursday,
February 13, 2003.  Correspondence must be addressed to:

Kay Lynn Plummer, Manager/Director
St. Eustatius National & Marine Parks
Gallows Bay
St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles

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