[Coral-List] Communications and Outreach Position available
chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 13 11:23:57 EST 2009
*Consolidated Safety Services (CSS), Inc. Communications and Outreach
Specialist Contract Position Announcement
Consolidated Safety Services (www.consolidatedsafety.com), a contractor
to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver
Spring, MD, seeks an individual to serve as a Communications and
Outreach Specialist to coordinate and promote marine and coastal
science. This individual will work with NOAA's Center for Coastal
Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) (www.ccma.noaa.gov). Based in Silver
Spring, MD, CCMA's mission is to assess and forecast coastal and marine
ecosystem conditions through research and monitoring. CCMA scientists
conduct field observations at regional and national scales in the broad
thematic areas of coral reef ecosystems, marine protected areas, coastal
and ocean assessments, contaminant monitoring, eutrophication and
harmful algal blooms. CCMA is one of five National Centers for Coastal
Ocean Science within the National Ocean Service.
Working with the CCMA Director and Branch Chiefs, the Communications and
Outreach Specialist will oversee and assist in the development of all
outreach and communication activities to increase the national
visibility and impact of CCMA. The applicant must apply prior work
experience in planning, implementing and evaluating projects, preferably
from a coastal and ocean management agency, that can support CCMA's
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:*
1. Working independently and on small teams to develop and implement
national-level outreach and communication strategies and products that
further the mission of CCMA. This may include developing and
coordinating communications and outreach functions for CCMA, including
leading a communications and outreach workgroup, creating outreach
products to the media, partners and stakeholders, and communicating the
Center's science activities to a variety of audiences.
2. Foster relationships and build new partnerships in NOAA and with
state and federal government agencies, private groups and not-for-profit
organizations to leverage information and identify opportunities for
3. Create and disseminate outreach materials such as the CCMA's Web
site, video documentaries, real-time media updates for research cruises,
podcasts, brochures, fact sheets, briefing materials, posters, as well
as plan and prepare media packets and press releases.
4. Provide communications and organizational support for regional and
national programs, events and workshops.
5. Provide analysis and review of CCMA program and management
policies relevant to communications and outreach objectives.
1. Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with several years experience
in a communications, marketing and/or outreach capacity.
2. Excellent written and oral communications skills
3. Demonstrated experience with a variety of communication strategies
and methods such as social marketing, outreach campaigns, written
materials/briefings, press releases, Web site development and content
management, brochure development, layouts, etc.
4. Experience with the executive and legislative process, CCMA
scientific themes and natural resource management programs.
5. Ability to independently conceptualize, develop, implement, and
manage multiple simultaneous projects.
Please submit a cover letter, resume with samples of communications and
outreach objectives, references, and required salary to
spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com.
*This is not a Federal position. The successful candidate will be
employed with CSS, Inc. but will work full-time at the CCMA office in
Silver Spring, MD.
CSS, Inc. offers its full-time employees competitive salaries and
excellent benefits including medical, vision, dental, disability, and
life insurance; 401K and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs);
vacation and 10 paid federal holidays. Salary for this position will be
commensurate with experience .
Chris Jeffrey (CJ)
Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Marine Ecologist / Onsite Project Manager
Biogeography Branch (CSS, Inc. Contractor)
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, N/SCI-1, #9213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel)
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