[Coral-List] Program Specialist Position IM Systems Group

Jill.Meyer at noaa.gov Jill.Meyer at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 20 13:05:04 EST 2006

The following position is now available.  Please follow the 
application information below if you are interested.  


Jill Meyer

Position:  Coral Program Specialist

 I.M. Systems Group (www.imsg.com), a contractor to the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, MD, seeks an 
individual to serve as a Coral Program Specialist.  This individual 
will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 
(NOAA’s) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP- 
http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/) in the areas of program coordination, 
program development, strategic planning, partnership building, and 
information management.   

NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program supports effective management 
and sound science to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef 
ecosystems.  This position is with the program’s headquarters’ 
coordination team.  

Core Responsibilities:
•	Support program strategic planning efforts including 
identification of priorities, development of performance measures, and 
implementation of an external program review process.  

•	Manage information  related to the internal NOAA funding 
process.  This includes managing the CRCP database, maintaining 
spreadsheets generated from the database, documenting funding 
decisions, and creating funding summary reports.

•	Participate in internal NOAA proposal and project evaluations

•	Coordinate the Coral Reef Information System 
(www.coris.noaa.gov) editorial board and serve as coral program 
liaison to the CORIS project team.  

•	Serve as backup support on content and updates to NOAA’s coral 
newsletters and web-sites.   

Required Qualifications: 
•	Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline such as marine 
science, biology, marine policy, environmental management, or policy 
•	Strong verbal and writing skills
•	Strong organization skills and attention to detail
•	Self motivated energetic strategic thinker
•	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.
•	Willingness to learn new skills
•	Technical proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
•	Two –three years of program or project planning preferred
•	Experience developing performance measures
•	Familiarity with coral reef conservation and management issues 
•	Proficient in database organization and web-site management

The vacancy announcement is open until filled.  The target start date 
is April 24. The salary for this position is the mid $40,000s 
commensurate with experience.  Qualified candidates may apply by 
emailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS Word format 
strongly preferred) to the following email: jobs at imsg.com and 
meyerj at imsg.com with the subject heading:  ORR06-001 Coral Program 

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