[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Pacific Islands Coastal Management Specialist

Ida Buffone buffonei at imsg.com
Wed Jul 30 16:06:33 EDT 2008

   I.M.  Systems  Group  ([1]www.imsg.com),  a contractor to the National
   Oceanic  and  Atmospheric Administration, seeks an individual to serve
   as  a  Pacific Islands Coastal Management Specialist.  This individual
   will  work  with  the  Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
   (OCRM),  part  of  NOAA's  Ocean  Service.   OCRM  is  responsible for
   administering  the  Coastal  Zone  Management  Act  (CZMA) of 1972, as
   amended,  and is a leader in the Nation's coastal and ocean management
   issues.  To carry out NOAA's responsibilities under the CZMA, the OCRM
   Coastal Programs Division (CPD) works directly with coastal states and
   territories  to  support coastal and ocean management efforts, provide
   technical  and  financial  assistance,  and  undertakes  projects with
   benefits  at  both  the local and national level.  OCRM CPD also works
   closely  with  other NOAA programs such as the Coral Reef Conservation
   Program  (CRCP)  and  the  NOAA  Fisheries  Management  program.  This
   position  will  be  housed  in  the  NOAA  Pacific  Services Center in
   Honolulu, Hawaii.

   The  NOAA  Pacific  Services  Center's  primary  goal  is  to  promote
   resilient  and  sustainable  island  communities. This is accomplished
   through   various   projects   that  integrate  global,  science-based
   approaches  with  local  knowledge of the resources that is based upon
   generations   of   experience.   To  make  this  happen,  PSC  fosters
   partnerships  with  organizations  in all levels of government and the
   private  sector  to  share information, conduct trainings, and develop
   management solutions for the islands. Each effort brings PSC closer to
   its  goal  and  strengthens  the  ties  between  NOAA  and the coastal
   managers of the Pacific.


   §          Serve  as  the  lead  OCRM/CZM  coordinator for the Pacific
   Islands,  which will require among other activities, coordinating with
   other  NOAA  agencies  in  the  Pacific  with regard to CZM Policy and
   program  implementation activities and other organizations such as the
   All Islands CZM committee, CSO;

   §         Serve as the NOAA CZM liaison for Hawaii and American Samoa,
   by  communicating all aspects of CZM program planning, implementation,
   and   evaluation;   identifying  and  working  to  implement  specific
   strategies    to    more    effectively    meet   coastal   management
   goals/objectives;  maintaining  financial  management  of  federal CZM
   award  funding; coordinating post-award actions; reviewing semi-annual
   performance  reports; and conducting site-visits, and participating in
   CZM program evaluations;

   §          Support  regional partnership building & coordination among
   the Pacific island jurisdictions.




   §          Masters'  degree  in environmental management or policy, or
   land use planning

   §          Course  work and professional experience should include and
   integrated  coastal  management  and  land use planning issues such as
   hazards  management,  beach  erosion  and  shoreline setback programs,
   public  access,  in  island settings, preferably in the Pacific Island

   §           Proficiency   with   word   processing,  spreadsheet,  and
   presentation software

   §          Ability  to work well individually and cooperatively with a
   range of individuals

   §          Ability  to  work on several projects simultaneously and to
   shift priorities as needed

   §          Familiarity  with Hawaiian, Samoan, or other Pacific island


   §          Three  years  of integrated coastal management and land use
   planning  program  or  project planning and implementation experience,
   preferably in Hawaii.

   §         Grant, contract or project management experience.

   §          Experience  with  and knowledge of various aspects of other
   tropical resource management techniques including watershed management
   planning, and coral reef and marine resource management regimes, e.g.,

   To Apply:

   Qualified  candidates  may  apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume,
   and  3 references (MS Word format strongly preferred) to the following
   email:  [2]jobs at imsg.com with the subject heading:  NOA08016 - Pacific
   Islands Coastal Management Specialist

   The  vacancy  announcement  is open until filled.  The salary for this
   position is commensurate with experience.

                   IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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   2. mailto:jobs at imsg.com

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