[Coral-List] Extended deadline for job opportunity in the US Virgin Islands

Leslie Henderson lmhndrsn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 15:44:55 EST 2014

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural
Resources would like to announce a position vacancy in the Coastal Zone
Management Division.

*Position Title:* Park Ranger Supervisor

*Location:* St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

*Salary Range:* $45,222 - $53,710

*Grade:* SE 27

*Closing Date:* December 18, 2014

*Position Description:*

This is administrative park management work, where the employee is
responsible for Coastal Zone Management and other related activities,
involving project development, implementation of programs and other daily
activities of the St. Croix East End Marine Park. The employee is also
responsible for the effective day to day operations and long term
management of the park.

*Required Education/Experience:*

Either (1) Completion of Masters Degree in Natural Science, Natural
Resource Management, Earth Science, Marine Biology, History, Archeology,
Anthropology, Parks and Recreation Management, or other closely related
area. One year work experience must be included with the above training. Or
(2) A Bachelors degree in any of the above fields and two years of
specialized training in Park and Recreation Management or in Management of
Marine facilities. Two years work experience must be included with the
above training.

*Scope of Work*

*Park Ranger Supervisor*


The employee is responsible for strategic planning, coordination,
development, implementation

and daily operation of the St. Croix East End Marine Park. This employee is
responsible for the

effective day-to-day operation and long-term management of the St. Croix
East End Marine



The employee works under the supervision of the CZM Director, but is given
responsibility for

program development and implementation in a manner consistent with the
park’s grant

requirements, management plan, sustainable finance plan and rules and
regulations. The

employee must be able to satisfactorily complete work with a minimal amount
of supervision

and must be able to work as part of the marine park team, with other CZM
staff and with project

partners to achieve the park’s goals and objectives.

*Duties (not all inclusive):*

   - ·         Program and project development to effectively implement and
   manage the St. Croix East End Marine Park
   - ·         Short and long-term strategic planning for the Park to
   ensure its long-term sustainability
   - ·         Review, identification and prioritization of programmatic
   goals, objectives and activities
   - ·         Implementation of the Park Management Plan, Sustainable
   Finance Plan and business plan
   - ·         Coordinates and oversees implementation of grant
   requirements and tasks related to the Park
   - ·         Coordinates the work of Park staff and other DPNR personnel
   involved with the Park
   - ·         Liaisons with Park partners including governmental and
   interagency committees, academia and non-governmental organizations
   - ·         Coordinates with other Divisions and Departments to ensure
   implementation of coordinated programs
   - ·         Represents the Park and CZM within the community at special
   events and in meetings with the public and stakeholders
   - ·         Reviews laws and assists in the development and review of
   Park rules and regulations
   - ·         Evaluation of park programs
   - ·         Maintain and develop partnerships and collaborations with
   other agencies
   - ·         Work is primarily done in the office, but work on land and
   in the sea is necessary and required. Applicant must be familiar with, and
   comfortable working on boats, SCUBA certification preferred.

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (not all inclusive)*

   - ·         Knowledge of Caribbean marine ecosystems and coastal
   resource management
   - ·         Knowledge of environmental, zoning, fisheries, boating and
   coastal zone laws and the related rules and regulations
   - ·         Knowledge of marine protected areas as a resource management
   tool (particular knowledge of the St. Croix East End Marine Park, its
   purpose and Rules and Regulations preferred)
   - ·         Strong technical and public relations background
   - ·         Experience in marketing, sales and fundraising
   - ·         Grant writing and management skills
   - ·         Meeting facilitation and partnering skills
   - ·         Competent swimmer and snorkeler
   - ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
   - ·         Excellent computer skills; familiar with MS Office suite,
   GIS and graphics software
   - ·         Excellent organizational skills
   - ·         Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines
   - ·         Ability to work independently and complete tasks with
   attention to detail under minimal supervision
   - ·         Ability to work with and communicate courteously and
   effectively with a diverse range of people
   - ·         Good public speaking skills
   - ·         First Aid and CPR certification
   - ·         SCUBA certification preferred
   - ·         Ability to work as part of a team to achieve identified
   project goals and objectives
   - ·         Experience working on or with small island states in the
   - ·         Masters or equivalent degree (minimum) from an accredited
   four (4) year college or university in natural resource management, or
   similar discipline
   - ·         Experience managing marine protected areas preferred

*How To Apply:*

Interested applicants please send the following documents by December 18,
2014 to Celia Jackson- Williams, Personnel Relations Administrator, email:
celia.jackson-williams at dpnr.vi.gov

   1. Completed Government of the Virgin Islands application form (found at
   2. Resume
   3. Copies of transcripts and degrees from accredited universities
   4. Proof of citizenship (documents accepted: US passport, birth
   certificate, naturalization certificate, or certificate of citizenship)
   5. Copy of social security card
   6. Government issued photo ID
   7. Copies of any relevant certifications (ex: SCUBA or CPR)

For questions please contact  Celia Jackson- Williams at 774-3320 ext 5135
or email: celia.jackson-williams at dpnr.vi.gov

For more information about the position go to http://www.dopusvi.org/careers

Thank you

-Leslie Henderson

*Leslie Marie Henderson*
Coral Reef Initiative Coordinator
USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Coastal Zone Management
8100 Lindberg Bay, Suite 61
CEK Airport, Terminal Building 2nd Floor
St. Thomas VI 00802
(340) 626-0402

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