[Coral-List] Watershed Coordinator position in Guam: Deadline Nov 21, 2014
Eileen Alicea - NOAA Affiliate
eileen.alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 7 09:27:21 EST 2014
WATERSHED COORDINATOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The closing date for applicants to apply for this position is by Friday,
November 21, 2014.
The Bureau of Statistics and Plans seeks a full time, grant funded
Watershed Coordinator that will be housed at the Bureau of Statistics and
Plans main office in Adelup, Guam. The Watershed Coordinator will be
responsible for the following:
• To assist with the watershed and Guam’s Conservation Action Plan (CAP)
projects and projects identified in the watershed management plans.
• To support Coral Reef and other ocean matters impacted by watershed
coordinator and work with the GCMP staff, GEPA and USDA in coordinating
projects in various Guam’s watersheds.
• To provide assistance with understanding of the terrestrial issues
related to native plants, improving forest habitat and support for
terrestrial activities identified in the Micronesian Challenge strategy and
the Guam Land Based Sources of Pollution/Local Action Strategy.
• To work with the community to involve them in the process of prioritizing
and implementing projects as identified in the CAP.
• To assist in the Federal Consistency Review applications submitted to
Guam Coastal Management Program in relations to impacts on watersheds.
The position is one hundred percent federally funded under the Coral Reef
Conservation Grant Program (NA13NOS4820012) and will be filled as a Limited
Term Appointment up to September 30, 2015 under the government of Guam
Biologist job description.
To assist with the watershed and Conservation Action Plan (CAP) projects
and project identified in the watershed management plans. The watershed
coordinator will support Coral Reef and other ocean matters impacted by
watershed activities and work with the GCMP, GEPA and USDA in coordinating
projects in various Guam watersheds. The watershed coordinator will provide
assistance with understanding of the terrestrial issues related to native
plants, improving forest habitat and support for terrestrial activities
identified in the Micronesia Challenge strategy and the Guam Land Based
Source of Pollution/Local Action Strategy. The watershed coordinator will
also work with the community to involve them in the process of prioritizing
and implementing projects as identified in the CAP and other activities
such as the Micronesia Challenge and the Federal Consistency Review
applications submitted to Guam Coastal Management Program in relations to
impacts on watersheds.
Task Description and Methodology:
The Watershed coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of
restoration projects in Guam watersheds. The watershed coordinator will
also work with business partners, village communities, etc. to relay
information, provide technical assistance and facilitate training sessions
for Best Management Practices (BMPs) and watershed management tools. The
watershed coordinator will work with specific community projects from the
Conservation Action Plan for watersheds, such as reforestation, removal of
invasive species, and creation of rain gardens, among others.
Task 1: Implementation of watershed activities (80%)
• Coordinate with various stakeholder groups to implement on- the- ground
• Implement watershed activities listed in Conservation Action and
Watershed Management Plans. The coordinator will focus on the two
previously designated coral priority sites, Piti-Asan and Manell-Geus, but
will work on other watershed projects as needed.
• Lead efforts in developing public outreach and education projects listed
in the Conservation Action Plan.
• Coordinate and conduct village meetings regarding the watershed plan in
the villages of priority watershed.
• Provide technical support and data required for technical reports
including Federal Consistency Reviews.
• Work with local communities to understand the terrestrial issues related
to native plants, improving forest habitat and support for terrestrial
activities identified in the Micronesia Challenge Strategy and the Guam
Land Based Source of Pollution/Local Action Strategy.
Task 2: Support coral reef and ocean initiatives (20%)
• Provide coordinating support to the Guam Coral Reef Initiative
Coordinating Committee, Guam Coral Reef Initiative Policy Advisory
Committee, and the Guam Governor’s Point of Contact to coral reef,
fisheries, and ocean matters.
Task Outcomes and Products:
• With the increase of local capacity this assistance should result in a
reduction of sediment in streams and rivers within the watershed and
improved water quality in coastal waters.
• Development of public outreach and education material related to
terrestrial issues such as native forest, invasive species, and reduction
of poor land use practices.
• Monthly community meetings to engage the stakeholders on watershed issues
and ways they can assist in reducing sedimentation in coastal waters and
improving of native forest.
• Update of the CAP and MC related to terrestrial issues.
A. Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or
university in Biology, Wildlife Management, Fish Management, or
B. Experience: At least two (2) years of experience working and living on
Guam in field related to natural resources and community outreach.
Experience needs to be documented and acquired under the employment of an
academic institution, governmental agency, private company, non-profit
organization in the appropriate field and can include internships and
accredited volunteer work.
C. Knowledge: Knowledge of Guam’s Coral Reef Initiative, Guam’s local
action strategies and associated Coral Reef projects, and awareness of
ongoing conservation efforts. Knowledge of Guam communities and natural
D. Abilities and Skills: Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license..
Excellent writing skills. Able to use a personal computer (PC).
E. Physical and/or Medical Demands: Ability to hike in remote areas and
rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions. Able to backpack and
lift and carry thirty pounds.
Hourly Salary Rate: $19.59 per hour
How to Apply:
• Send a completed government of Guam job application that can be found at
and a detail resume along with education credentials and certificates; and
a minimum of three references with at least one reference from a recent
supervisor which is from your professional experience
• Candidates are encouraged to provide supplemental information in their
experience statements and cover letter which will be taken into
consideration in the selection process.
• Applicants will receive notification that their application has been
• Only US citizens, or persons with a valid US work visa, should apply.
• Submit government of Guam job application, resume, list of three
references and cover letter to Ms. Lola E. Leon Guerrero at
lola.leonguerrero at bsp.guam.gov.
• The closing date for applicants to apply for this position is by Friday,
November 21, 2014.
• Start Date: The date the GG1 clears BBMR and the Individual qualifies for
the position with DOA.
The government of Guam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national
origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, political
affiliation, or retaliation.
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