[Coral-List] Position Description - Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts Coordinator

Kerrigan, Kristi Kristi.Kerrigan at dep.state.fl.us
Fri Jul 7 12:53:54 EDT 2017

Hi all,
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program is hiring a Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts Coordinator (Environmental Specialist III). Please see the full position description below for more information or follow the link: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/WEST-PALM-BEACH-ENVIRONMENTAL-SPECIALIST-III-37020374-FL-33406/416210400/. Applications should be submitted through the PeopleFirst system: www.peoplefirst.myflorida.com. You may contact Patricia Rose (patricia.rose at dep.state.fl.us<mailto:patricia.rose at dep.state.fl.us>) with any questions.. Feel free to share this announcement. Applications are due by July 16, 2017.

Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you!

Kristi Kerrigan
Reef Resilience Coordinator
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Kristi.Kerrigan at dep.state.fl.us<mailto:Kristi.Kerrigan at dep.state.fl.us>

Office: (305) 795-1204

Position Vacancy: Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts Coordinator (Environmental Specialist III)

The Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts Coordinator is a full-time equivalent (FTE) career service position for the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) in the SE Region of the Florida Coastal Office (FCO) in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP is seeking an individual with demonstrated effectiveness in building partnerships to leverage limited resources. This position offers standard state employment benefits.

Position Number: 37020374

Salary: $40,948 annually

Posting Closing Date: 7/16/2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

With guidance from the Coral Reef Program Manager and Assistant Manager, provides technical assistance and lead the planning and implementation of local action strategy projects identified in the Maritime Industries and Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) section of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI), MICCI-related CRCP projects as identified in the CRCP Strategic Plan, and programmatic communications as needed.

 Develops and manages grants, contracts, oversees contractors, and associated progress reporting and financial tracking for all assigned projects. Prepares proposals, budgets, and contracts for assigned projects. Maintains program and project files and records. 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. Assists in organization, facilitation, and participates in SEFCRI-related workshops and meetings. Ensures meeting minutes are recorded for all assigned program/project meetings and prepares meeting summaries. Assists with CRCP and SEFCRI programmatic and strategic planning.

 Works with numerous partners in both the public and private sectors to further the state's efforts to protect coral reef resources in southeast Florida. Works collaboratively, fosters effective communication and exchanges information with intra- and interagency staff, SEFCRI Team members, stakeholders and the general public. Work collaboratively and exchange information with CRCP staff, SEFCRI Team members, and all interested stakeholders. Maintain and establish new partnerships with a variety of stakeholder groups including resource users, NGO's, educational institutions, and government agencies.

 Monitors and reviews local permit applications for activities occurring on or around coral reef resources and provides feedback to appropriate agencies. Coordinates with marine event sponsors and permitting agencies to minimize reef resource damage and educate spectators about coral reefs and Florida's Coral Reef Protection Act.

 Where appropriate, represents the DEP, Florida's Coastal Office (FCO), CRCP, and the SEFCRI Team. Attends all necessary DEP/FCO/CRCP/SEFCRI meetings and functions. Attends training programs (where funds allow). Assist with education and outreach activities, as needed. Periodic weekend and evening work may be required to support CRCP outreach activities.

 Provides assistance in the event of an emergency at the DEP Miami field office, including pre-storm preparation, post-storm cleanup and replacement of stored goods to ready field office for operation after a storm; or other services assigned.

 Periodic weekend and evening work may be required to support CRCP outreach activities.

Regular local travel throughout southeast Florida. Occasional long-distance travel. Snorkel as required or Dive as required to assist with field work. Other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities, including use of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of coral reef ecosystems and general marine science or coastal resource management. Ability to identify the hard coral and reef fish species of southeast Florida. Knowledge of ecological and resource management terminology, principles, and methods. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs. Ability to formulate policies and procedures.

 Knowledge and familiarity with maritime industry and coastal construction techniques and procedures, including the capacity to review regulatory materials. Ability to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders. Excellent organizational, analytical, writing, and editing skills (both technical and colloquial).

 Ability to be flexible, multitask, and meet tight deadlines. Ability to manage multiple, multi-year, concurrent projects. Ability to work in a team setting and independently to complete tasks (with attention to detail) under minimal supervision. Ability to determine work priorities, ensure proper completion of work assignments. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with a diverse range of people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Excellent public speaking and, meeting facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.

 Proficiency with PC computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. is required. Experience with Microsoft Access is preferred.

 Scuba diving experience (> 60 dives), Nitrox certification, and experience as a diver for marine science related field work preferred. Skill in small boat handling and trailering, or the ability to acquire these skills.

 Other job-related requirements for this position: Ability to maintain a valid Driver License and regular local travel throughout southeast Florida (Miami-Dade to Martin counties). Occasional long-distance travel.

 Licensure/registration/certifications: Valid state driver license, SCUBA open water certification and scientific diving experience.

Office Location: West Palm Beach (position is pending re-classification)

Working Hours: M-F, 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Hours may vary with workload and may require work on weekends and non-traditional hours.)

Subordinates Supervised: This position may supervise interns, as needed.

Level of Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the marine environmental or biological sciences with two years of professional experience in a field or environmental program is required.

Submit state of Florida employment application, cover letter, resume and a list of three references. Only applications with a cover letter and resume will be considered.

 All application materials should be submitted through the People First website (www.peoplefirst.myflorida.com). No calls or emails please. Contact: Patricia.Rose at dep.state.fl.us

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