[Coral-List] Please post - NWHI Policy Analyst Position Open

Melissa Davies Bos mbos at hawaii.edu
Tue Dec 21 19:08:59 EST 2004

Aloha Coral-Listers,

We are looking for someone with marine policy and Hawaii experience 
for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Policy Specialist 
Position (see description below). Please contact Athline Clark 
directly with questions (athline.m.clark at hawaii.gov). The closing date 
is Jan 3.

STATE NHWI POLICY SPECIALIST – ID# 24679. Division of Aquatic 
Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources. Regular, Full-
Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Division of Aquatic 
Resources (DAR), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), 
located at the National Marine Sanctuary office in Hawaii Kai, 
Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon 
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and 
availability of funds.  Monthly Salary: Commensurate w/ 
qualifications. Duties: Works collaboratively in the development of 
the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) National Marine Sanctuary as it relates to the 
State of Hawaii.  Works with the NWHI Reserve staff in the development 
of a proposed management plan and DEIS/FEIS.  Participates in group 
meetings to develop the sanctuary management plans.  Coordinates 
public meetings to receive public input on State proposed regulations 
for the NWHI and on ideas for improving overall protection of 
significant resources. Works to obtain input from DLNR staff on 
proposed management plans for the NWHI Sanctuary.  Serves as liaison 
and participates in educational initiatives with federal partner 
agencies, state agencies and non-governmental organizations.  Assists 
in coordination of inter-agency working group meetings to develop 
coordinated permitting, monitoring, enforcement, and management 
activities across jurisdictions.  Minimum Qualifications: Education: 
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or 
university in Environmental Policy, Geography, Marine Policy, Marine 
Resource Management, Coastal Management, Marine Science, or related 
field.  Academic background in the fields of environmental policy, 
geography, marine policy, marine resource management or coastal 
management.  Experience: Two to four (2-4) years of progressively 
responsible work experience in the successful implementation of 
planning for and achieving specific outcomes in project management.  
Experience in group dynamics and facilitation for decision-making in 
public policy and marine protected areas, including the incorporation 
of scientific, culture and other knowledge.  (Master’s Degree from an 
accredited college or university in one of the aforementioned fields 
may substitute for one year of work experience.)  Experience related 
to working effectively with other agencies and groups and to lead 
multi-disciplinary task forces.  Experience in developing 
recommendations, preparing clear and well organized reports and 
representing office policies in public arenas.  Abil/Know/Skills: 
Knowledge of regional cultures, physical and biological sciences, 
laws, regulations, programs, guidelines and educational approaches 
related to environmental management and policy.  Knowledge of a broad 
range of federal and state authorities relating to marine management 
conservation and particularly of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, 
the Executive Orders 13178 and 13196, the National Environmental 
Protection Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.  Experience 
in producing products or services for diverse audiences including 
print materials, publications, events, curriculum, exhibits and 
displays.  Experience related to public speaking, presentation and 
communication techniques.  Excellent written and oral communication 
skills.  Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, 
Excel, PowerPoint, and Filemaker Pro.  Able to periodically update a 
website.  Desirable Qualifications: Working knowledge of the 
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve and the 
National Marine Sanctuary Program, as well as State of Hawaii 
fisheries management.  Current, applicable knowledge of natural 
resource and cultural resource management principles.  Experience in 
coordinating meetings to receive public input on effective and 
ineffective aspects of management within State waters in the NWHI and 
ideas for improving overall protection of significant resources.  
Ability to deal effectively with complex, highly controversial issues 
that affect the State of Hawaii, National Marine Sanctuary Program and 
specific projects.  Knowledge of the NEPA process and the state, 
county, and federal regulations that affect marine resources.  
Inquiries: Athline Clark, 587-0099 (Oahu). Application Requirements: 
The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-line 
application process.  Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment” 
and navigate to “Job Announcements/Apply for a Job.” However, if you 
do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by submitting 
resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, 
narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; 
names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and 
copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position 
by fax (808) 956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research 
Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki 
Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822 before the closing date.  Closing Date: 
January 3, 2005. EEO/AA Employer.

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