[Coral-List] Job Announcement- Deep Sea Coral Program Specialist

Ida Buffone buffonei at imsg.com
Mon Feb 11 22:46:56 EST 2008


   I.M.  Systems  Group,  Inc.  (IMSG) has a job available for a Deep Sea
   Coral Program  Specialist  to  work  at  the  NOAA Fisheries Office of
   Habitat Conservation (OHC)  in Silver Spring, MD.

   If  your are interested in applying for this postion, please send your
   resume to [1]jobs at imsg.com as indicated below in the job description.

   Ida Buffone

   Ida Buffone
   Sr. Recruitment Specialist
   BuffoneI at IMSG.com

    Deep Sea Coral Program Specialist

    I.M.  Systems  Group, Inc. (IMSG) [3]http://www.ismg.com/ is looking
    to hire a Deep Coral Program Specialist

    to  work in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC),
    Ecosystem Assessment Division

    (EAD)   ([4]http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/index.html),  which  is
    part  of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    The  position  will be located at OHC headquarters in Silver Spring,

    The  candidate  will  serve  as  a  program  specialist for deep sea
    coral-related matters, supporting NOAA Fisheries

    Service  activities  under  the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
    (CRCP, [5]www.coralreef.noaa.gov/) and

    the  Deep  Sea  Coral  Research and Technology Program.  Duties will
    focus on program coordination and development,

    strategic  planning,  partnership  building,  and  data analysis and


    The contractor's duties will include but not be limited to:


    Assisting    in   development   and   implementation   of   a   new,
    congressionally-mandated  Deep  Sea  Coral  Research  and Technology

    Supporting   strategic   planning   efforts,  including  identifying
    priorities,  developing  performance  measures,  and implementing an
    external program review process through the NOAA Deep Coral Team and
    participating   in  planning  meetings,  proposal  evaluations,  and
    internal team planning.

    Coordinating  NOAA Fisheries Service regional deep sea coral science
    and   management   efforts;  developing  priorities  and  monitoring
    performance; providing budget forecasting and preparation of funding
    requests.  (Occasional travel to NMFS Regions or Science Centers may
    be required.)

    Collecting  and organizing information on existing NOAA and external
    research  on  deep  sea  corals  and management efforts that support
    their conservation.

    Collecting, organizing and mapping information on known locations of
    deep  sea  coral  habitats  within  U.S.  waters, and assisting with
    interagency   and   international   collaborations  to  manage  this

    Reviewing  and  providing  comments  on  NOAA documents and reports;
    assisting  with  editing and formatting technical reports, including
    the  Report  to  Congress  on  Implementation  of the Deep Sea Coral
    Research and Technology Program.

    Staffing  the  Interagency  Board  on  Deep  Sea  Corals  and  other
    Vulnerable  Marine  Ecosystems under the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean
    Science  and  Technology  and  participating  in  planning meetings,
    drafting   reports   and  coordinating  with  other  Federal  agency
    representatives on the Board's work.

    Supporting  activities  by  the parent Ecosystem Assessment Division
    and Office of Habitat Conservation.




    Master's   degree  (highly  preferred)  or  bachelor's  degree  with
    equivalent  additional  experience  in a relevant discipline such as
    marine  science,  biology,  marine  or  environmental  management or

    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

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

    Willingness to learn new skills.

    Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.



    2-3 years of program or project planning experience

    Experience  working  in  a  matrix  organization and/or demonstrated
    ability working in team settings

    Familiarity  with deep sea coral science or deep sea habitat science
    and related conservation issues.

    Familiarity   with   issues  related  to  fisheries  management  and
    associated impacts on benthic habitats.

    Facility with ArcGIS applications.

    To Apply:

    Applications  must be received by February 25, 2008.  The salary for
    this position is commensurate with experience.  Qualified candidates
    may  apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS
    Word   format   strongly   preferred)   to   the   following  email:
    [6]jobs at imsg.com with the subject heading:  NOA08002 - NOAA Deep Sea
    Coral Program Specialist.  IMSG is an equal opportunity employer.


   1. mailto:jobs at imsg.com
   2. http://www.imsg.com/
   3. http://www.ismg.com/
   4. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/index.html
   5. http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/
   6. mailto:jobs at imsg.com

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