[Coral-List] Job Announcemnt - Coral Program Specialist

Ida Buffone buffonei at imsg.com
Fri Feb 16 14:51:48 EST 2007

   I.M.  Systems  Group,  Inc.(IMSG)   currently  has a job opening for a
   Coral Program
   Specialist  to work at the National Marine Fisheries Service office in
   Spring, MD.

   A job description is listed below and a copy is also attached for your
   All interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume per
   instructions listed below to [1]jobs at imsg.com.

   Coral Program Specialist

    I.M.  Systems  Group  ([2]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 to coordinate coral
   reef  program  activities  for  either the Atlantic or Pacific Region.
   This  individual  will  work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
   Administration's  (NOAA's)  Coral  Reef  Conservation  Program  (CRCP-
   [3]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 National Marine
   Fisheries Service office in Silver Spring, MD.


   Core Responsibilities:
     * Manage  regional  coral  reef  efforts.  Facilitate and coordinate
       meetings.   Develop  priorities  and monitor performance.  Provide
       budget  forecasting  and  prepare  funding requests.  (May require
       travel  to  Pacific  and/or  Florida  and  the  Caribbean  regions
     * Serve as office contact for the Coral Reef Task Force.
     * Participate  in various Task Force working groups such as with the
       aquaculture and International Year of the Reef working groups.
     * Manage  outreach  and  communication  efforts for shallow and deep
       corals.   Participate  in  the implementation of the Communication
       and Outreach strategic plan.
     * Support    program    strategic    planning    efforts   including
       identification of priorities, development of performance measures,
       and implementation of an external program review process.
     * Review and provide comments on CRCP documents and reports.  Assist
       with editing and formatting of technical reports.
     * Participate in Staff Evaluation and Assessment (SEA) team planning
       meetings, proposal evaluations, and internal team planning.
     * Assist  with  coral  reef  conservation grants, including the NFWF
       coral grants.
     * Assist  in  the compilation and review of NMFS information for the
       State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States report.
     * Assist with the development of a new deep-water coral program.


   Required Qualifications: 
     * Master's  degree  (strongly  preferred)  or Bachelor's degree in a
       relevant  discipline  such  as  marine  science,  biology,  marine
       policy, environmental management, or policy.
     * 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 individuals.
     * Ability  to  work  on several projects simultaneously and to shift
       priorities as needed.
     * Willingness to learn new skills.
     * Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

       Desired Qualifications: 
     * Two -three years of program or project planning preferred.
     * Familiarity with coral reef conservation and management issues.

   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:  [4]jobs at imsg.com  with  the subject heading:  NOA07008 - Coral
   Program Specialist.

   The  vacancy  announcement  is open until filled.  The salary for this
   position   is   commensurate   with  experience.   IMSG  is  an  Equal
   Opportunity Employer.


   1. mailto:jobs at imsg.com
   2. http://www.imsg.com/
   3. http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/
   4. mailto:jobs at imsg.com

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