[Coral-List] Temporary Restoration Position with Coral Restoration Foundation

Jessica Levy jessica at coralrestoration.org
Fri Jan 11 17:07:11 UTC 2019

Full description can be found at: https://www.coralrestoration.org/careers

*JOB TITLE:                       *Reef Restoration Associate – Temporary

*SUPERVISOR:                  *Restoration Program Manager

*HOURS:                            *Full time 40hrs/week plus occasional
special events

*DURATION*:*                     4 to 6-month position (approx.
April-October 2019)


This is a non-exempt, hourly employee position with a 40 hour per week work
schedule. Compensationis $15/hour. The position is temporary in nature and
no benefits are offered with the exception of CRF paid-holidays including
(Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day).


1.     Cover Letter that speaks to your interest to be a part of CRF
restoration efforts and what you can bring to this dynamic team (limit 2

2.     Resume presenting related experience concisely and directly
addressing items in this position description (limit 2 pages).

3.     Contact information and relationship to applicant for a minimum of
three references. Please note, if applicants are formerly associated with
CRF, referees should come from outside the current CRF Team.

4.     All application materials should be submitted in one PDF document
saved as:

Last name.first name.date of submission. For example: *Doe.Jane.03-01-2019*

*5.     *Email to: jessica at coralrestoration.org. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.


·      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Biology,
Ecology, Marine, or Environmental sciences.

·      Strong organizational, communication, and planning skills are

·      Preference will be given to those applicants SCUBA certified as
Rescue Diver or higher, from an internationally recognized training agency
with a minimum of thirty (30) open water dives; a minimum of fifteen (15)
of those dives as ocean dives and a minimum of five (5) boat dives.

·      Current certifications for: First Aid, CPR and O2 Provider with the
certification issued from an internationally recognized agency.

·      Strong small boat handling and boat trailering experience.
Preference to MOCC Certified or Coast Guard Licensed Captains.


This position is based in Key Largo, Florida, USA. Applicants must have a
positive attitude while being self-motivated, reliable, and display strong
core characteristics as described in CRF’s value statement. This position
involves working in a complex underwater environment, maintaining high
safety standards while often managing 3-5 additional (sometimes relatively
inexperienced) divers. A CRF team member is a multi-tasker who is expected
to think critically while being intuitive. They are able to adjust
unexpectedly to changes and readily solve problems. They must achieve and
maintain a high level of spatial awareness, for divers’ safety and in an
effort to complete restoration tasks seamlessly.

This position is a field-based team member who will assist in executing
CRF’s day to day restoration and monitoring efforts at the height of our
field season. They work closely with the Restoration Program Manager and
restoration team to help plan and support operations such as: the
installation CRF coral nursery structures, outplanting at restoration
sites, all while following CRF’s standard operating procedures for
restoration activities. On water efforts involve directing fellow divers
and communicating tasks, boat handling, and boat trailering.

While the primary purpose of this position is to facilitate diving and
field-based tasks, this work is also supplemented with land-based
activities designed to support CRF’s efforts. Supplemental task may include
(but is not limited to): nursery structure assembly, inventory of
restoration materials, fueling vehicles and boats, and assisting in scuba
gear maintenance. They are also expected to provide day to day task
descriptions and updates to the Program Manager via CRF’s master scheduling
documents and direct communication.


·      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Biology,
Ecology, Marine, or Environmental sciences.

·      Excellent communications in English, both orally and in writing.

·      Spatial awareness of surroundings and fellow divers. This means
being able to watch and manage dive teams while also being able to
accomplish tasks within nurseries and at restoration sites.

·      Demonstrated experience using MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook),
Garmin GPS software, and Google products (Google Earth and calendar

·      Strong organizational and analytical skills.

·      Acute attention to detail.

·      Practical experience boating and trailering small boats in the open
ocean is preferred.

·      Experience with SCUBA tank, high pressure air compressor, gear
repairs, and general vehicle or vessel maintenance.


·      Critical thinking to adapt or modify processes in response to fluid

·      Coordinate multiple tasks with many variables, while working on

·      Solve routine problems independently; consult Program Manager for
unusual or complex problems.

·      Development of acute spatial awareness and attention to detail while
working in the underwater environment is critical.


CRF operates with a small full-time staff. CRF relies on seasonal interns
as well as volunteers to accomplish its mission and work effectively on and
in the water.  This lean operation, along with a diverse and unified team,
is crucial to our success. Being an effective team member includes setting
a positive and professional example for the interns and volunteers, both on
and off the water. It requires the sustained ability to work harmoniously
with the CRF team, interns, volunteers, and the public, including the
donors, partners, and media. This job includes an ability to:

·      Successfully supervise diverse groups of divers with various levels
of dive skills and certifications.

·      Clearly articulate tasks through verbal communication and visual

·      Communicate with internal and external contacts to seek or convey
information and coordinate critical activities.

·      Manage data collection and data entry systems within CRF’s master
information repositories.

·      Participate in public speaking events and create presentation

·      Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable
attitude/demeanor and remain discrete.


Work requires high levels of physical exertion and/or physical strain. Must
be able to carry 65 pounds and able to lift 35 pounds overhead. This
position is expected to perform 3 shallow-water scuba dives for up to 5
consecutive dives per week. Work environment involves frequent exposure to
various elements (sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, etc). Typical work week is
9am-5pm, 5 days a week, inclusive of weekends. Additionally, a willingness
to travel and work flexible hours is essential.

*Coral Restoration Foundation, INC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

Jessica Levy
Reef Restoration Program Manager, Coral Restoration Foundation
(305) 453-7030 | coralrestoration.org
89111 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL, 33070

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