[Coral-List] Positions available (2)

Michael Loomis Michael.Loomis at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 27 09:05:15 EDT 2005

I.M. Systems Group (www.imsg.com), a leading contract company, is
seeking to fill two positions to provide support to the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration
(ORR).  Both positions are located at NOAA Headquarters located in
Silver Spring, MD.
Both positions are available immediately, and will be filled as soon as
qualified candidates are identified.  Candidates who meet the education
and experience guidelines are encouraged to apply by emailing a cover
letter, resume, and 3 references as ONE document (MS Word format
strongly preferred) to: Michael.loomis at noaa.gov and jobs at imsg.com.
Please send your application to both email addresses.
Candidates who are selected for consideration will be contacted
immediately for an interview.  Candidates who are not selected will not
be contacted.  The deadline for resumes for these positions is October
3, 2005.

Position descriptions, desired education and experience requirements,
and salary range are provided below:

Position 1:  Strategic Planning Specialist
The Strategic Planning Specialist will be responsible for multiple
high-level tasks within ORR.  A few representative examples are:
Strategic Planning-
-Facilitate the development of an ORR strategic plan.  Represent ORR in
strategic planning activities in NOS and NOAA.

-Facilitate the development of a framework for implementing an OR&R
Annual Operating Plan.  This plan will be used to assess the annual
budget allocation process within ORR and ensure that resources are
better aligned with ORR strategic priorities.

-Facilitate an internal performance management process.   Work with ORR
staff and the NOAA Programs to develop performance measures that   The
performance measures in NOS/NOAA performance management processes

Program Development-
Science Council
-Track activities of Science Council and engage ORR where appropriate

Ocean Action Plan
-Track Ocean Action Plan initiatives.  Develop a plan that outlines
ORR’s resource needs, and the short and long-term steps to meet these

Great Lakes Initiative
-Support the development and implementation of the Great Lakes

Integrated Ocean Observations System (IOOS)
-Track IOOS activities within NOAA, look for opportunities to further
ORR’s mission, and engage ORR staff and programs where appropriate

ORR Website
-Oversee the ORR website, managing/edit the contents, and ensure the
website is up-to-date with ORR current activities

Desired Education Level:  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s
Degree in Science or Policy, or a Law Degree.
Desired Experience Level:  The ideal candidate will have 2+ years
experience working on program planning, business development, and a
demonstrated ability to evaluate the “big picture” and find new and
innovative ways to increase their program’s/office’s presence within an
Salary:  46,000-50,000/yr.

Position 2:  Policy and Planning Analyst

Position Details-
Within the OR&R HQ, this position serves as a general policy specialist,
supporting the policy and program needs of OR&R, coordinating,
facilitating, and tracking activities, legislation, and policy.  The
policy coordinator serves as the OR&R point-of-contact and knowledge
expert for specific policy issues and actions, and supports the OR&R
Deputy Director and Chief of Staff.  In addition, as needs arise and
policy and requirements evolve, the policy coordinator will be
responsible for implementing both short and long term special projects.

The policy coordinator utilizes independent judgment and analytical
skills to interpret and review policy, legislation, information
requests; identify impacts of proposed policy and legislative changes;
implement and track activities; prioritize needs; resolve or recommend
solutions for critical problems; and develop new approaches for OR&R.
In addition, the position may include strategic planning and document
review.  Specific areas of responsibility might include OR&R involvement
in the Ocean Action Plan and Great Lakes activities, as well as
assistance with OR&R’s participation in the program planning and budget

This position requires extensive contacts with OR&R technical and
administrative staff, NOAA and NOS policy, outreach, public affairs, and
budget staff, NOAA offices and programs, and other Federal, state, and
local agencies, and other stakeholders.

Desired Education Level:  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s
Degree in a marine science (preferred) or environmental science.
Desired Experience Level:  The ideal candidate should have a 2+ years
experience developing and evaluating environmental policy.  Experience
dealing with governmental or regulatory agencies is desirable.  This
position is a fast-paced, operational level position and will require an
individual capable of processing large amounts of information and
summarizing it for executive level distribution.  A demonstrated ability
to handle/prioritize multiple tasks is highly desired.
Salary:  46,500/yr.

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