[Coral-List] Job Announcement: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program International Coordinator

Steven Thur steven.thur at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 5 15:02:49 EDT 2009

Dear Coral List-ers,

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, through its contract firm I.M. 
Systems Group, is recruiting for an International Coral Coordinator.    
The position is organizationally located within the Coral Conservation 
Division of NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and 
will be stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  The full position 
description is included below.  Note that this is a contract, not 
Federal government, position.  There is no nationality or citizenship 
requirement for this position.  Please distribute to all potentially 
interested individuals, and send all queries and applications directly 
to IMSG at jobs at imsg.com and reference "NOA09027 -- Coral Program 
Specialist" in the email subject line.


I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG, http://www.imsg.com/) is looking to hire 
a Coral Program Specialist to serve as an International Coordinator in 
the Coral Conservation Division of the Office of Ocean and Coastal 
Resource Management (OCRM), which is part of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The position will be located at the 
OCRM headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The candidate will serve as a program specialist for international 
coral-related matters, supporting activities under the NOAA Coral Reef 
Conservation Program (CRCP, www.coralreef.noaa.gov/).  Duties will focus 
on program coordination and development, strategic planning, partnership 
building, and implementation of select projects that benefit coral reef 
conservation outside of the United States.  This is primarily a program 
development and coordination position with most duties being performed 
at OCRM's headquarters.  Limited domestic and international travel may 
be required.

The contractor's duties will include, but not be limited to:
..    Leading the development of an implementation plan to achieve the 
CRCP's new international goals and objectives 
..    Supporting strategic planning efforts, including identifying 
priority topics and geographic regions, developing performance measures, 
and evaluation of historic, current, and potential future CRCP 
international investments
..    Advising and recommending to senior CRCP leadership international 
coral-related endeavors, projects, and partnerships
..    Leading and coordinating CRCP's support for international 
activities with a focus on the wider Caribbean, Micronesia, Samoa and 
the Southwest Pacific, and the Coral Triangle Initiative region
..    Assisting with the administration of the CRCP's International 
Grants program
..    Developing new and expanding existing partnerships with 
international and foreign governmental and non-governmental entities to 
further coral conservation consistent with the CRCP's new international 
goals and objectives
..    Ensuring that all relevant reporting is completed for various CRCP 
agreements and statutory mandates
..    Participating on behalf of the CRCP in several NOAA internal and 
external working groups, councils, and committees
..    Supporting activities by the parent Coral Conservation Division and 
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

*Qualifications: *  

..    Master's degree (highly preferred) or bachelor's degree with 
equivalent additional experience in a relevant discipline such as marine 
science, biology, marine or environmental management or policy
..    2-3 years experience working in the international arena on coral 
reef (highly preferred) or natural resource management or science
..    3-5 years post-graduate work experience in coral reef-related 
scientific or management positions (may include the 2-3 years required 
international experience)
..    Thorough understanding of coral reef ecosystems, their threats, and 
strategies for their conservation
..    Strong verbal and written English skills
..    Ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of 
individuals that are geographically separated and that represent a range 
of different cultures
..    Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift 
priorities as needed
..    Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

Strongly Desired:
..    2-3 years of program development and project planning experience
..    Experience working in a matrix organization and/or demonstrated 
ability working in team settings
..    Experience working in a governmental work environment

To Apply:
Applications accepted until the position is filled.  The salary for this 
position is commensurate with experience.  Qualified candidates may 
apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS Word 
format strongly preferred) to the following email: jobs at imsg.com with 
the subject heading: NOA09027 -- Coral Program Specialist.

IMSG is an equal opportunity employer.


Steven Thur, Ph.D.
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
N/OCM, SSMC4, Rm. 10404
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

email:  steven.thur at noaa.gov
phone:  301.563.1147
fax:  	301.713.4387

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