[Coral-List] Position Announcement with the Nature Conservancy in Florida Keys

James Byrne jbyrne at tnc.org
Wed Jul 8 16:28:45 EDT 2009

Please see the following Position Announcement with The Nature
Conservancy in the Florida Keys. All applications must be made through:


POSITION TITLE:                Coral Recovery Coordinator

JOB FAMILY:                    Science

JOB NUMBER:                    400001

SALARY GRADE:                  6

FLSA STATUS:                   Exempt

SUPERVISOR:                    Marine Science Program Manager

LOCATION:                      FL Keys Office - Sugarloaf Key, FL

DATE PREPARED:                 July 1, 2009




*         Graduate degree in science-related field and 1 year
experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

*         Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and
interpreting scientific data and preparing reports of findings.

*         Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite Software.

*         Experience communicating clearly via written, spoken and
graphical means in English (and other relevant languages).

*         Experience coordinating multiple projects with several
variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes.



The Coral Recovery Coordinator provides technical and scientific support
for conservation initiatives in South Florida and the Florida Keys and
participates in the Florida Chapter's statewide marine conservation
program. Provides support for marine conservation initiatives of TNC's
Southern US Region, Caribbean Program and the Global Marine Team.
Performs a variety of routine scientific tasks and/or conservation
activities, which provide experience and familiarity with scientific
staff, methods, practices and programs.  This may include some or all of
the following functions:

*         Collects and manages data for an operating unit's endangered,
threatened, and special animal species

*         Classifies targets, assesses their distribution, and
prioritizes areas for conservation

*         Conducts surveys and research, records data, writes project
reports, and develops proposals

*         Delivers conservation tools, biodiversity data, field
services, and training to Conservancy staff and its partners

*         Coordinates fieldwork and logistical support for research,
project development and monitoring

*         Performs fieldwork, including ecosystem assessment and field



This position has currently identified financial support from July 1,
2009 - June 30, 2012 and no guarantees can be made that the position
will extend beyond that date.  However, The Nature Conservancy is an
employer at will and the employment relationship may end at any time.  

*         Leads TNC's  Coral Recovery Project in Florida.

*         Identify Florida story corals to species level and collect
data underwater utilizing SCUBA. SCUBA certification with the ability
and willingness to engage in scientific diving tasks in depths up to 60
ft. are required. Prior experience in scientific diving preferred.
Evidence required of SCUBA certification from internationally recognized
organization. Previous Scientific Diver Certification from an AAUS
institution preferred.

*         Maintains databases in Microsoft Excel. Ability to accurately
input environmental and ecological data from various monitoring programs
into databases. Manage and assist in analyzing data for progress

*         Assists in the maintenance of boats and dive equipment.
Demonstrated ability to safely operate a small powerboat preferred. Must
have working knowledge of safety guidelines for operating a boat and
must follow all state, local and federal regulations specified for the
operation of the motorized watercraft. Must follow recommended safety
guidelines and precautions specified for said work.

*         Working knowledge of GIS computer technology and ability to
create new maps from existing data.

*         Current CPR, First Aid and Oxygen First Aid Certifications

*         Willingness to travel frequently in South Florida area and
occasionally outside the area. Must have or be able to obtain a valid
driver's license and must have a safe driving record.

*         Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple

*         Provides general support for The Nature Conservancy's marine
conservation program including preparing reports, answering
correspondences, filing and copying. 

*         May lead training, coordination and supervision of interns.

*         May supervise interns and/or science technicians.

*         Other duties, as assigned.




*         Graduate degree in science-related field and 1-2 years
experience, or the equivalent combination.

*         Ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and interpret
scientific data and prepare reports of findings.

*         Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while
delivering quality results.

*         Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word,
Excel, Web browsers) and ability to use provided computer technology to
enhance the quality of work.

*         Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means
in English and other relevant languages.



*         Ability to coordinate multiple projects with several
variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes.

*         Compiles and organizes scientific data with attention to

*         Analyzes situations, evaluates alternatives and implements

*         Interprets guidelines, evaluates information and modifies
processes to adapt to changing circumstances.



*         Work affords opportunity to act independently on assigned

*         Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and

*         Performs tasks with minimal supervision.



*         May help develop work plans and project budgets.

*         May negotiate and contract with vendors.



*         Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff and
external parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project
work and goals in a timely manner.

*         Provide a variety of information to staff and others,
contributing to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout
the organization.

*         Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of
people, including scientists, preserve staff and others, providing and
obtaining needed information.

*         Ability to write grants and researching proposals.



May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on
difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding

These conditions may:

*         require physical exertion and/or muscular strain

*         present possibility of injury

*         require long hours in isolated settings


Applications will be accepted at www.nature.org/careers
<http://www.nature.org/careers>   until July 22, 2009.  All applicants
must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.



The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please consider the environment before printing this email 

James Byrne
Marine Science Program Manager

nature.org <http://nature.org/>  	  
The Nature Conservancy
Florida Keys Office 
55 North Johnson Road
Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042

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