[Coral-List] Land-Based Sources of Pollution Coordinator Position Open

Jamie Monty jamie.monty at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 8 12:23:44 EDT 2013

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) currently has an opening for a position contracted through Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU):  Land Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP) Coordinator.
How to Apply:  Visit http://jobs.fgcu.edu/; click on search postings; enter requisition number 1813
Title:  Land Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP) Coordinator
Salary Range:  $38,000 - $40,000    
Location:  Miami, Florida    
Job Close Date:  08-21-2013  
Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or a related field and two (2) years of experience in point and non-point source pollution, coral reef ecosystems, water quality indicators, or oceanographic processes. Possess a nationally recognized scuba diver certification and maintain current medical approval for diving. Meet the diving and/or snorkeling validation requirements in accordance with the DEP Underwater Operations Manual within six (6) months of hire. Valid Driver's License. Proficiency with a personal computer using Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook).    
Preferred Qualifications:  PhD from an accredited institution in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field and two (2) years of experience in point and non-point source pollution, coral reef ecosystems, water quality indicators, or oceanographic processes. Experience using Access and/or ArcGis software. Scuba diving experience (> 60 dives), including experience as a diver for marine science related field work.    
Anticipated Start Date:  09/23/2013    
Other Information:  This is a grant funded position with anticipated refunding. Although renewal of grant is expected, position is contingent upon renewal of grant.    
General Summary Statement:  This position's duties will include supporting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) with the implementation of the Land-Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP) Focus Area of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) Local Action Strategies (LAS) and the goals and objectives of the CRCP 2010-2015 Strategic Plan; as well as other duties as outlined in your official Position Description.    
Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:  Scuba Diver Certification
Job Responsibilities: 
1-With guidance from the FDEP CRCP Manager, leads the planning and implementation of CRCP core programs and local action strategy projects with an emphasis on programs and strategies targeting land-based sources of pollution (LBSP) and water quality impacts on coral reefs off southeast Florida. 
2-Works closely with members of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) Team and the SEFCRI Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to assess data, identify information gaps, characterize the existing condition of the coral reef ecosystem, and provide recommendations on scientific needs to advance LAS projects and achieve SEFCRI's mission. 
3-Assists with Our Florida Reefs community planning process including facilitating and coordinating the involvement of the SEFCRI TAC in the Our Florida Reefs process with guidance from the FDOU Coordinator and FDEP CRCP Manager. In conjunction with the TAC Project Team, coordinates and facilitates TAC meetings, activities, and interaction with the SEFCRI Team. 
4-Tracks and participates in ongoing activities in the southeast Florida region that address land-based pollution, watershed management, and the implementation of associated best management practices to reduce impacts to coral reef resources. 
5-Works with the SEFCRI Team, TAC, and CRCP staff to identify and apply for funding for SEFCRI and CRCP local action strategies and core programs. Prepares proposals, budgets, and contracts for assigned projects. 
6-Ensures information exchange on LBSP issues and any other pertinent information among CRCP staff to assist with the implementation of other SEFCRI projects and CRCP activities. Analyzes data, develops and maintains databases, prepares progress and financial reports, and facilitates annual review and revision, if needed, of assigned core programs and projects. 
7-Organizes, facilitates and participates in CRCP and SEFCRI-related workshops and meetings. Writes, reviews, and edits information of a technical nature. Works collaboratively and exchanges information with CRCP staff, SEFCRI Team members, the TAC, and all interested stakeholders. 
8-Dives and/or snorkels, as required.  
9-Other duties as assigned.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of point and non-point source pollution, water quality indicators, and coral reef ecosystems. Basic understanding of oceanographic processes. Knowledge of and ability to operate a personal computer with proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of Access and/or ArcGis software. Experience with water quality sampling methods and using water quality sampling equipment. Excellent math and analytical skills. Excellent organizational and technical writing skills. Knowledge and ability to use time management techniques to meet competing deadlines. Ability to work independently and complete tasks with attention to detail under minimal supervision. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with a diverse range of people. Excellent public speaking and meeting facilitation skills.    
For questions regarding the hiring process, benefits, etc. please contact FGCU Human Resources Department at HRjobs at fgcu.edu. 
Thank you,
Jamie Monty, M.S.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program 
Biscayne Bay Environmental Center
1277 NE 79th St. Causeway
Miami FL 33138
Office: (305) 795-1208
Cell: (786) 295-5357
Fax: (305) 795-3470
Email: Jamie.Monty at dep.state.fl.us
Websites: www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral
and www.southeastfloridareefs.net
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Community Working Group Applications for the Our Florida Reefs Community Planning Process are due by August 14. Learn more and download an application at http://ourfloridareefs.org/community-working-group/ 

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