[Coral-List] Job Announcement- Deep Sea Coral Program Specialist
buffonei at imsg.com
Mon Feb 11 22:46:56 EST 2008
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) has a job available for a Deep Sea
Coral Program Specialist to work at the NOAA Fisheries Office of
Habitat Conservation (OHC) in Silver Spring, MD.
If your are interested in applying for this postion, please send your
resume to jobs at imsg.com as indicated below in the job description.
Sr. Recruitment Specialist
BuffoneI at IMSG.com
Deep Sea Coral Program Specialist
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) http://www.ismg.com/ is looking
to hire a Deep Coral Program Specialist
to work in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC),
Ecosystem Assessment Division
(EAD) (http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/index.html), which is
part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The position will be located at OHC headquarters in Silver Spring,
The candidate will serve as a program specialist for deep sea
coral-related matters, supporting NOAA Fisheries
Service activities under the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
(CRCP, www.coralreef.noaa.gov/) and
the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program. Duties will
focus on program coordination and development,
strategic planning, partnership building, and data analysis and
The contractor's duties will include but not be limited to:
Assisting in development and implementation of a new,
congressionally-mandated Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology
Supporting strategic planning efforts, including identifying
priorities, developing performance measures, and implementing an
external program review process through the NOAA Deep Coral Team and
participating in planning meetings, proposal evaluations, and
internal team planning.
Coordinating NOAA Fisheries Service regional deep sea coral science
and management efforts; developing priorities and monitoring
performance; providing budget forecasting and preparation of funding
requests. (Occasional travel to NMFS Regions or Science Centers may
Collecting and organizing information on existing NOAA and external
research on deep sea corals and management efforts that support
Collecting, organizing and mapping information on known locations of
deep sea coral habitats within U.S. waters, and assisting with
interagency and international collaborations to manage this
Reviewing and providing comments on NOAA documents and reports;
assisting with editing and formatting technical reports, including
the Report to Congress on Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral
Research and Technology Program.
Staffing the Interagency Board on Deep Sea Corals and other
Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems under the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean
Science and Technology and participating in planning meetings,
drafting reports and coordinating with other Federal agency
representatives on the Board's work.
Supporting activities by the parent Ecosystem Assessment Division
and Office of Habitat Conservation.
Master's degree (highly preferred) or bachelor's degree with
equivalent additional experience in a relevant discipline such as
marine science, biology, marine or environmental management or
Strong verbal and writing skills.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated energetic strategic thinker.
Ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift
priorities as needed.
Willingness to learn new skills.
Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
2-3 years of program or project planning experience
Experience working in a matrix organization and/or demonstrated
ability working in team settings
Familiarity with deep sea coral science or deep sea habitat science
and related conservation issues.
Familiarity with issues related to fisheries management and
associated impacts on benthic habitats.
Facility with ArcGIS applications.
Applications must be received by February 25, 2008. The salary for
this position is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates
may apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS
Word format strongly preferred) to the following email:
jobs at imsg.com with the subject heading: NOA08002 - NOAA Deep Sea
Coral Program Specialist. IMSG is an equal opportunity employer.
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