[Coral-List] Fwd: Job Opportunity in American Samoa: Coastal Zone and Coral Management Liaison

Jennifer Koss - NOAA Federal jennifer.koss at noaa.gov
Tue Mar 15 15:11:01 UTC 2022

Please see information below and direct any questions to Brad Stubbs.

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From: Brad Stubbs <bstubbs at lynker.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 3:38 PM
Subject: Job Opportunity: OCM American Samoa CRCP and CZM Management Liaison
To: Brad Stubbs <bstubbs at lynker.com>


Lynker is searching for a talented Coral Reef Conservation Program and
Coastal Zone Management Liaison in American Samoa
<https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/979446> (AS) to
support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office
for Coastal Management (OCM). The Liaison will support the implementation
of two NOAA programs in AS: the Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral
Program) and the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program.This position is
located in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

*Core responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:*

Serve as Liaison for AS Coral Program:

      - Provide management assistance to AS’s coral reef management program
   to maintain programs and meet all program requirements
   - Provide technical assistance in the areas of coral reef conservation,
   planning, and management, restoration ecology, climate change adaptation
   and planning, and watershed management.
   - Coordinate with jurisdiction coral reef points of contact and other
   appropriate agencies on NOAA Coral Program activities in the region.
   - Coordinate with federal partners in the development and implementation
   of initiatives in priority areas that are consistent with Coral Program
   goals and objectives.
   - Support annual Coral Program planning process, including: fielding
   questions from, and coordinating calls with potential principal
   investigators and local partners; conducting technical reviews of
   proposals; communication with the Coral Reef Management Fellow; and
   providing implementation support to awarded projects.
   - Support development and implementation of local action strategies
   initiatives in coral jurisdictions.
   - Provide support for efforts to develop and manage marine protected
   areas and build management capacity, when appropriate.
   - Conduct site visits or fieldwork to assist or assess Coral Program
   - Coordinate with the AS and NOAA’s federal program officer to
   negotiate, process, amend, and monitor the cooperative funding agreements;
   and provide technical reviews of other Coral Program funding grants and
   - Provide guidance to AS on their responsibility to ensure documentation
   on all coral reef projects, including permits; completion of financial
   requirements and environmental compliance; and adequate monitoring of
   ongoing coral reef management and restoration projects is realized.
   - Provide an interface between AS’s work to address coral reef
   conservation and coastal management challenges.
   - Provide information to outreach and communications staff for the
   development of locally-tailored coral reef outreach and education materials.

Serve as Liaison for AS CZM Program:

      - Provide support and assistance to AS’s implementation of its
   coastal zone management program approved under the Coastal Zone Management
   - Coordinate with AS, and NOAA’s federal program officer to negotiate,
   process, amend, and monitor cooperative agreements and grants; and provide
   technical reviews for other proposals as necessary.
   - Support AS  in the implementation of National Coastal Zone Management
   Program activities, including: review and analysis of proposed program
   policy changes; program evaluations required under the CZMA; and the
   development, review, and approval of five-year assessments and strategies.

   - Provide subject matter expertise and regional coordination support.
   - Identify AS’s coastal management program highlights and other
   opportunities to communicate partner success stories.
   - Identify and facilitate programmatic synergies across the Coral and
   Coastal Zone Management programs to enhance execution and results, and/or
   identify joint projects.



   - Master’s degree in coral reef conservation, marine science, coastal
   management, or related field plus three years of related experience
   (Equivalent Qualifications: Associate Degree and 7 years experience,
   Bachelors and 5 years experience, or PhD. and 1 year experience)
   - Knowledge of issues confronting coral reef conservation
   - Strong written and verbal communication skills
   - Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment
   - Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management,
   colleagues, and external partners
   - Technical writing skill and ability to synthesize technical information


   - Knowledge of, and experience with, the Coastal Zone Management Act
   and/or the Coral Reef Conservation Act
   - Experience working with state, territorial, and federal agencies,
   tribes, academia, and nongovernmental organizations
   - Experience developing and tracking project milestones and strategic
   - In water survey experience by snorkel or scuba for coral monitoring
   - Thorough understanding of the American Samoan culture
   - Working knowledge of the Samoan language

For more information about the position and to submit your application
please use the following link: Coral Reef Conservation Program and Coastal
Zone Management Liaison in American Samoa


Brad Stubbs


*Brad Stubbs*

*Program Manager*

808-780-0274 (mobile)

*www.Lynker.com* <http://www.lynker.com/>

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