[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Deep/Shallow Coral Program Specialist
buffonei at imsg.com
Wed Jan 28 00:38:25 EST 2009
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG, http://www.ismg.com/) is looking to hire a Deep/Shallow Water Coral Program Specialist to work in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The position will be located at the OHC headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The holder of this position will serve as a program specialist for coral-related matters, supporting NOAA Fisheries activities under the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP, www.coralreef.noaa.gov/). Duties will relate to both shallow-water (tropical) and deep sea (cold water) coral communities and will focus on program coordination and development, strategic planning, partnership building, and data analysis and assessment.
With regard to shallow water (tropical) corals, the employee's duties will include:
Managing regional coral reef efforts; facilitating and coordinating meetings; developing priorities and monitoring performance; providing budget forecasting and preparation of funding requests (May require occasional travel to Pacific and/or Caribbean locations.)
Supporting strategic planning efforts including identifying priorities, developing performance measures, and implementing programmatic changes in response to the CRCP's recent external program review
Reviewing and providing comments on CRCP documents and reports; assisting with editing and formatting of technical reports
Participating in Staff Evaluation and Assessment (SEA) team planning meetings, proposal evaluations, and internal team planning
Assisting with coral reef conservation grants
With regard to deep sea corals, the employee's duties will include:
· Assisting in the implementation of a new, congressionally-mandated Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
Supporting strategic planning efforts including identifying priorities, developing performance measures, and implementing an external program review process
Collecting and organizing information on existing NOAA and external research on deep sea corals and management efforts that support their conservation
Assisting with the collection and organization of information on known locations of deep sea coral habitats within U.S. waters, and assisting with interagency and international collaborations to manage this information
Reviewing and providing comments on NOAA documents and reports; assisting with editing and formatting of technical reports, including the Report to Congress on Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
Staffing the NOAA Deep Coral Team and participating in planning meetings, proposal evaluations, and internal team planning
In addition, the employee will assist in managing outreach and communication efforts for both shallow and deep coral and will participate implementing the CRCP Communication and Outreach strategic plan.
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
2-3 years of program or project planning experience
Familiarity with coral conservation and management issues Facility with ArcGIS applications
Please send your resume, three (3) references and a cover letter describing how your knowledge and skills fulfill the requirements of the position to jobs at imsg.com with the following subject heading: NOA09007 - Deep/Shallow Water 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.
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