[Coral-List] SCEP opportunity with the National Park Service

Ian_Lundgren at nps.gov Ian_Lundgren at nps.gov
Fri Oct 3 11:46:35 EDT 2008

Attention: this is applicable to US Citizens only

   Hello list!

   There is a unique employment opportunity with the US National Park
   Service on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to discuss. This is not an
   official federal announcement, but an opportunity to generate interest
   from qualified applicants.

   Buck Island Reef National Monument (www.nps.gov/buis) will be seeking to
   hire a qualified Biological Science Technician under the Student Career
   Experience Program (http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/intro.asp). The
   most attractive applicants will be close to the completion of their
   degree program. The position in a permanent full-time GS-5/6/7 position.

   This position is extremely multi-disciplinary. The best candidates will
   have experience in advanced scientific diving, boat operation, working
   long/irregular hours, have physical and mental toughness to excel in
   both tropical terrestrial and tropical marine field conditions, and a
   broad range of knowledge and experience in conservation and management
   issues including and associated with the following:

   Exotic plant and animal eradication
   Mangrove restoration
   Native upland restoration
   Wildlife reintroduction and management
   Avian management
   Threatened and endangered species management
   Sea turtle research and monitoring
   Tropical coral reef management
   Tropical fisheries management
   Spiny lobster and conch management
   Water and air quality monitoring
   Database management
   Descriptive statistical analysis

   I want to explicitly state that this position is on a small isolated US
   Territory (US Virgin Islands), meaning that the applicant must be
   willing to embrace the unique culture and conditions on St. Croix and
   deal with a high cost of living while earning modest pay. Salary
   includes base (http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/html/gs.asp) plus 25% tax
   free COLA.

   I would welcome interested, qualified (http://www.usajobs.gov/EI27.asp),
   and serious applicants ONLY to forward to me a one page letter of
   interest. Please reserve your specific questions for the official hiring
   process. Please include in your letter of interest your educational
   status and expected graduation date, and a BRIEF summary of
   qualifications. Full CVs will be requested once letters of interest are

   Ian Lundgren
   Biologist-SCEP/PDO/GIS Coordinator
   National Park Service
   Buck Island Reef National Monument/SARI/CHRI
   2100 Church St. #100
   Christiansted, VI 00820
   Ph. 340.773.1460 x236
   Fx. 340.719.1791

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