[Coral-List] Marine Debris Public Affairs Position
Jill.Meyer at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 19 11:21:50 EDT 2005
Position: MDP05-001 Public Affairs Specialist, Full Time, Immediate Opening
Location: NOAA ORR, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Date listed: 4/15/2005
Public Affairs Specialist
Silver Spring, MD
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (www.imsg.com) seeks a talented
individual to serve as a Public Affairs Specialist supporting the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Marine Debris
Program, housed in the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R). The
Marine Debris Program (MDP) is a new and exciting NOAA program focused
on identifying, removing, reducing, and preventing releases of marine
debris (i.e. derelict fishing gear, plastic materials, etc.) in the
coastal environment. The goal of the program is to protect our nation’s
coastal resources and navigational waterways from the adverse impacts of
The MDP seeks an experienced individual to design, lead, and implement
the program’s internal and external communications strategy. This person
will develop a communications plan that aligns with program objectives
and implement actions to meet MDP goals.
Duties involve planning and coordinating public media events and
developing informational materials that inform appropriate publics of
community events, services, and activities. These responsibilities
include the development of written and multi-media materials for use in
explaining various aspects of the NOAA MDP and related NOAA programs to
domestic and international audiences.
Working with MDP staff, the OR&R outreach coordinator, the NOAA public
affairs specialist, headquarters and program staff, lead program efforts
Develop an MDP Outreach strategic plan, (coordinated with the MDP
strategic plan) including implementation or action plans.
Ensure that MDP activities are visible to stakeholders and the public
and that key messages are communicated consistently and effectively.
Track the flow of outreach projects within MDP and coordinate outreach
planning and implementation across diverse entities both internal and
external to NOAA.
Draft MDP publications and reports and develop internal MDP
communications principles and policies.
Promote and advocate collaborative opportunities for
information/resource exchange and coordination around issues of mutual
interest to NOAA and its constituents, including national marine public
awareness and education initiatives;
Coordinate planning for special events;
Required: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience in a
communications or public affairs capacity, excellent written and oral
communications skills. Experience in communicating effectively with the
public and private sector, and Congress. Experience working directly
with the national media and coordinating regional and national campaigns.
Preferred: Masters Degree in public relations, communications or marine
affairs. Experience working for a government agency in a marine science
related field, experience in media relations, and accreditation by the
International Association of Business Communicators or Public Relations
Society of America.
IMSG is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is negotiable based on
experience. Applicants should email their resume and salary requirements
to jobs at imsg.com with the following subject line: Public Affairs
Specialist Questions or inquiries should be directed to Dave London at
londond at imsg.com. Applicants should email their resume and salary
requirements to *jobs at imsg.com* with the following subject line:
*MDP05-001Public Affairs Specialist*.
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