[Coral-List] Job Opening: Coral Reef Project Coordinator, Saipan, CNMI

Fran Castro coralreefpoc at gmail.com
Fri May 25 02:31:36 EDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to announce a job opening for the Coral Reef Project
Coordinator at the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in Saipan, CNMI.
Please pass this opportunity on to your contacts and to any qualified
candidates who may be interested.  Position details are as follows:

*POSITION AND SALARY:*  Coral Reef Project Coordinator; $35,000 P/A

*LOCATION:*  Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Office of the
Governor, Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

*OVERVIEW:*  This position will serve as Coral Reef Project Coordinator at
the CNMI Division of Environmental Quality.  S/He will assist in the
coordination and implementation of all aspects of the CNMI Coral Reef


*Summary of Position:* Prepares, assembles, edits, formats, and write grant
proposals, reports, and publications related to the Program. Coordinates
outreach and education activities related to programs.

·      Assist the POC/NPS manager in coordinating, planning and
implementing all aspects of the CNMI Coral Reef Program.

·      Provide support to the Point of Contact (i.e., write, submit, manage
and compile grant proposals and semi-annual grant progress reports.

·      Enhance stakeholder involvement in planning and implementation of
conservation projects in priority watersheds. Provide opportunity for
community hands-on involvement in coral reef protection.

·      Provide residents, guest workers, and visitors with guidance on how
they can limit or eliminate their adverse impacts to coral reefs through
personal behavior, usage, and lifestyle changes.

·      Facilitate improved interagency and agency-stakeholder
collaboration, coordination and communication.

·      Act as the CNMI’s Point of Contact for the Micronesia Challenge
Communications Working Group, and coordinate and supervise the Micronesia
Challenge Young Champion.

·      Coordinate and produce content for weekly environmental page, other
publications and outreach material as needed.

·      Conduct ongoing awareness of the environment in general, and in
particular coral reef protection, by assisting NPS staff in the
coordination school visits and presentations, and as requested by K-12
schools and college.

·      Coordinate actions between the CNMI local regulatory agencies
including the Coastal Resources Management Office (CRMO) and Division of
Fish and Wildlife (DFW) in support of the CNMI coral reef management

·      Prepare written quarterly and/or semi-annual reports to local and
federal agencies with regards to assigned projects.

·      Performs other related duties as assigned and as schedule permits.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in natural resource
management or related field plus two (2) years of experience in project
coordination, grant administration, environmental education and knowledge
of coral reef ecosystems and local coral reef management priorities.


-Experience in interagency coordination, project management and grants

-Excellent writing, verbal, and computer skills
-Willingness to travel as required

-Valid Driver’s License
-Must be a permanent resident (i.e. U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder)

For questions or clarifications, contact Fran Castro at (670) 664-8525 or
email francastro at deq.gov.mp.  To apply, please fill out an employment
application (downloadable at http://www.deq.gov.mp/section.aspx?secID=14),
send a resume and cover letter to Fran Castro at the above email address by
*15 June 2012 at 4:30 pm (CNMI/Guam time)*.

Fran Castro
CNMI CR Point of Contact
Nonpoint Source and Marine Monitoring Program
CNMI Division of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 501304
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: (670) 664-8525
Fax: (670) 664-8540
URL: www.cnmicoralreef.net <http://www.cnmicoralreef.net>
email: coralreefpoc at gmail.com

*"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"*  ~*Helen Keller *

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