[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Coral Reef Management Specialist

Ida Buffone buffonei at imsg.com
Thu May 22 16:16:35 EDT 2008


   I.M.  Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) has a job opportunity available for a
   Coral Reef Management Specialist to work at NOAA's Office of Ocean and
   Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) in Silver Spring, MD .

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


   Ida Buffone
   Sr. Recruitment Specialist
   BuffoneI at IMSG.com

I.M. Systems Group ([3]www.imsg.com), a contractor to the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, seeks an individual to serve as a Coral Reef
Management Specialist. This individual will work with the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of Ocean and Coastal
Resource Management (OCRM- [4]http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov), part of
NOAA's Ocean Service.  The position will work within the OCRM Coastal
Programs Division (CPD) and will coordinate closely with the NOAA Coral
Program to implement NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
initiatives. The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP-
[5]www.coralreef.noaa.gov) is a NOAA-wide effort with significant
implementation elements in multiple offices. This position will be located
at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The position may be
relocated from Maryland to Florida, Puerto Rico, or the USVI as soon as one
year after the position is filled.

The OCRM Coastal Programs Division works closely with state and territory
coral reef management programs to support local coral reef management
efforts through technical assistance, capacity building, and financial
assistance. As part of CPD's coral team, this position requires effective
communication and coordination on numerous levels, from states and
territories to NOAA staff and leadership.  Moreover, due to the
multi-faceted nature of coastal and coral reef management, partnership
development is critical to the success of all efforts under the Program.


   §         Leading CPD coordination and implementation of CRCP funded
   coral conservation initiatives in Florida including the Florida Coral
   Reef Management Grant and Local Action Strategy initiatives.

   §         Leading Caribbean and Atlantic watershed management capacity
   building efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,
   by working with government agencies and non-governmental organizations
   on land based sources of pollution and watershed protection
   initiatives including development, implementation, and tracking of
   Local Action Strategies ([6]http://www.coralreef.gov/las/index.html).
   This position will work with CPD coral staff located in Hawaii to
   provide a coordinated National CRCP effort to address this issue.

   §         Supporting the coordination and implementation of the CRCP
   State and Territory Coral management grants sub-program which is
   administered by CPD. This includes development of funding notices,
   guidance to applicants, grant submission and review process, and
   tracking of financial grant funding information.

   §         Leading OCRM efforts to track the status of coral
   conservation and Local Action Strategy initiative projects through the
   administration and maintenance of a web-based database.

   In addition, the Coral Reef Management Specialist will:

   §         Identify, recommend, and work to implement specific
   strategies and activities within the annual coral management grant
   proposals and work plans of assigned island programs,

   §         Conduct site visits to maintain working knowledge and
   relationships with island coral programs and provide technical
   assistance (where requested/directed),

   §         Develop financial and technical assistance mechanisms to
   support local jurisdictional efforts to address land based sources of
   pollution and support watershed planning and management activities
   which reduce threats to coral reefs,

   §         Support regional partnership building and coordination to
   collaborate in initiatives in carrying out the above duties.



   §         Masters' degree in environmental management or policy, or
   the natural and environmental sciences.

   §         Course work and previous professional experience should
   include marine resource management, in island settings with a
   preference for coral reef and/or coastal ecology and management

   §         Experience with and knowledge of watershed management
   planning, watershed protection practices, and non-point source
   pollution management.

   §         Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and
   presentation software.

   §         Fluency in oral and written English is required.

   §         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


   §         Two -three years of program or project planning and
   implementation experience.

   §         Grant, contract or project management experience.

   §         Knowledge and working experience with databases.

   §         Fluency in oral and written Spanish is strongly desired.

   Most work will be accomplished during normal work hours (Monday -
   Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm, Federal holiday's excluded). However, some
   work may be accomplished outside of normal working hours in the
   evening or weekend.

   Position duties require regular travel to the U.S. Caribbean and
   Florida for representation at workshops, meetings, and other
   activities associated with the responsibilities described above.

   The position may be relocated from Maryland to Florida, Puerto Rico,
   or the USVI as soon as one year after the position is filled.

   To Apply:

   Applicants should email their resume, salary requirements and the
   names and contact information for three (3) references to
   [7]jobs at imsg.com with the following subject line: NOA08008 -  Coral
   Reef Management 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.imsg.com/
   4. http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/
   5. http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/
   6. http://www.coralreef.gov/las/index.html
   7. mailto:jobs at imsg.com

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