[Coral-List] Conservation Scientist Position

Dennis Heinemann DHeinemann at OCEANCONSERVANCY.ORG
Fri Sep 1 12:17:39 EDT 2006

New position at The Ocean Conservancy
in Washington DC.

Please, do not submit an application to me, 
as it may not get where it needs to go.

See job ad below for submission details.

  Dennis Heinemann
  Senior Scientist
  The Ocean Conservancy
  Washington DC

Apologies for cross posting.


Position:     Conservation Scientist

Organization: The Ocean Conservancy

Location:     Washington, DC

The Ocean Conservancy is seeking an experienced conservation 
science researcher to work with senior science staff in 
support of TOC's science-based advocacy efforts in four 
strategic areas - conserving special ocean places, restoring 
sustainable U.S. fisheries, protecting marine wildlife, and 
reforming government for better ocean stewardship.  In the 
near term, work will focus primarily on fisheries research 
in the Gulf of Mexico.  Specific duties will include:  

 1. acquiring a wide range of scientific information and data 
    on a variety of topics using various tools and approaches, 
    such as abstract and citation resources, electronic 
    bibliographic search engines, literature/data mining, and 
    through personal communications with scientists and 
 2. summarizing and synthesizing scientific information/data;
 3. performing basic quantitative and statistical analyses  
    of data;
 4. representing and summarizing spatial data using GIS tools;
 5. writing reports detailing scientific findings;
 6. assisting in directing volunteers and interns; and 
 7. other related tasks as directed by the supervisor.

 1. MS in biology, ecology, environmental, natural resources 
    or fisheries science, wildlife biology, or related field, 
    with emphasis on marine systems.
 2. Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in one these
 3. Experience with location, acquisition, organization, 
    analysis, synthesis and reporting of a range of  
    scientific information and data.
 4. Experience and proficiency in basic data management and 
    with the associated tools (MS Excel, MS Access  
    experience preferred).
 5. Training and experience in the conduct of statistical and 
    GIS analyses and the use of related tools (e.g. MS Excel, 
    ArcView, statistical analysis packages).
 6. Ability to clearly formulate and communicate complex ideas 
    orally and in written form to a variety of audiences.
 7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
 8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively under the 
    direction of other scientists, and within diverse  
    project teams.
 9. Ability to work with minimal supervision, to set 
    priorities, to meet objectives and deadlines, to resolve 
    routine problems independently, and to recognize and work 
    the supervisor to resolve complex or unusual problems.
10. Ability to travel occasionally.

Salary: Negotiable

Applying: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by 
submitting a resume or CV, letter of interest and salary 
expectations to: The Ocean Conservancy, 2029 K Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20006; jobs at oceanconservancy.org; or 
202-872-0619 (FAX), Attn: Human Resources - CS.  

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the 
position is filled.

The Ocean Conservancy (www.oceanconservancy.org) envisions 
a world of healthy, protected oceans with wild and flourishing 
ecosystems, free of pollution, and filled with diverse and 
abundant marine wildlife.  As the leading nonprofit 
organization dedicated solely to protecting ocean environments 
and marine life, TOC offers employees the chance to make a 
difference. For more than three decades, we've been working to 
restore and protect the health of our ocean ecosystems. 
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and the 
opportunity to put your skills and energy to use for an 
environmental cause. The Ocean Conservancy is committed to 
diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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