[Coral-List] Job: Student Career Experience Program, NPS, US Virgin Islands

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 9 10:06:16 EST 2009

For some reason, Ian's two previous attempts at this post somehow just
didn't make it through the listserver software.  Here it is, and please
reply appropriately, not to me.  Thanks...Jim

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From: Ian_Lundgren at nps.gov <mailto:Ian_Lundgren at nps.gov>
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <mailto:coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 12:44:29 -0500
Subject: SCEP opportunity with the National Park Service

*Apologies for cross-postings*

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
<http://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
<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/09tables/html/gs.asp
<http://www.opm.gov/oca/09tables/html/gs.asp> ) plus 25% tax free COLA.

I would welcome interested, qualified ( http://www.usajobs.gov/EI27.asp
<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 reviewed.

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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