Tuesdayinn 14. December 2010

Job Openings in the Field of Coastal and Marine Issues

The University Centre receives a number of notifications about job openings in the field of coastal and marine issues. These are job openings from all over the world, in the field of research and teaching. Below you can find the latest listings:

1. Coastal Management Fellowship
2. Communications Director, Florida Sea Grant (FL)
3. Senior Associate, Campaign for Healthy Oceans, Pew Environment Group (DC)
4. Supervisory Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, NOAA NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation Restoration Center (FL)
5. Environmental/Natural Resource Economist (contractor), NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (MD)
6. Biogeochemist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Joint Institute for Marine and AtmosphericResearch at the National Marine Fisheries Service's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (HI)
7. Strategic Planning Coordinator, Program Specialist II, Joint Office for Science Support, United States Global Change Research Program - Integration and Coordination Office (DC)
8. Aquarist, McWane Science Center (AL)
9. Manager, Forage Fish Conservation Initiative, Pew Environment Group (OR)
10. Marine Programme Officer - Assistant to the Executive Director, Sargasso Sea Alliance (DC)
11. Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in GIS & Spatial Analysis Cold-water Coral Habitats, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
12. Outdoor Education Program Director, Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria (CA)

1. 2011 Coastal Management Fellowship
If you are not a grad student, please forward to any potential applicant.
WHAT is it?
• A fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.
• A two-year opportunity that offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and relocation and travel expense reimbursement.
• A program that matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.

WHO is eligible?
• Any student completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011.
• Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.
• Application packages are due to your local Sea Grant director by January 28, 2011.

WHERE can you get information?
• Contact the Center's fellowship coordinator at csc.fellowships@noaa.gov
• Visit the fellowship website at www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html
• Contact your local Sea Grant director at www.seagrant.noaa.gov/other/programsdirectors.html

 

2. Communications Director, Florida Sea Grant (FL)
Application closing date is Dec. 23, 2010.
The communications coordinator is responsible for developing education, information and marketing products that support Florida Sea Grant's goals and objectives.

Duties:
The coordinator is expected to contribute to the changing needs of Florida Sea Grant in support of its educational communications and outreach needs, and is also expected to incorporate new media products and changing technologies.

The coordinator develops communications products, including multimedia news packages, in-depth news and feature articles, print publications, videos and exhibits that engage selected audiences and enhance their knowledge of coastal and marine issues.

The communications coordinator will work with Sea Grant-related faculty and scientists, Sea Grant management, Sea Grant Extension agents and specialists, and institutional and agency partners to:
1. develop appropriate communications productions, manage projects and/or events, and coordinate and implement communications strategies.
2. create and/or produce editorial and multimedia content for the Florida Sea Grant web and social media presence.

The coordinator will provide oversight and maintenance of the Florida Sea Grant web and social media presence, as well as incorporate and implement electronic and technological developments into Sea Grant's communications programs.

Salary:* $35,000 - $45,000 based on qualifications and experience.

Location: *University of Florida campus, Gainesville, Fla.

Minimum Requirement:***Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Requirements: Visit the Florida Sea Grant website for preferred qualifications,
http://flseagrant.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=83
Full job description and complete application details are available from the University of Florida Jobs Site, http://jobs.ufl.edu. Use Requisition No. 0806697.

 

3. Senior Associate, Campaign for Healthy Oceans, Pew Environment Group (DC)
Job ID: 2010-2365
Location: US-DC-Washington
Department:

Overview:
Pew Environment Group
The mission of the Pew Environment Group is to promote policies and practices that protect the global atmosphere, preserve large intact wilderness ecosystems and conserve living marine resources.
For the past two decades, the Environment group has been a major force in driving conservation policy in the United States, and increasingly internationally. The group's work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems:

- Dramatic changes to the Earth's climate brought about by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the planet's atmosphere;
- The erosion of large wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world's remaining biodiversity; and,
- The destruction of the world's ocean environment, with a particular emphasis on marine fisheries.

Campaign for Healthy Oceans
The Campaign for Healthy Oceans is a Trusts-operated project (TOP) to ensure implementation, at the national and regional levels, of the Executive Order recently signed by President Obama establishing a national policy for the protection, maintenance and restoration of marine ecosystem health. In the coming year, the focus of the campaign's advocacy will be to ensure-
- Well-coordinated implementation of the national policy among the federal agencies;
- Development of implementation strategies, including clear objectives and milestones, for the priority action areas identified in the national ocean policy;
- Identification and correction of statutory and regulatory obstacles to national ocean policy implementation;
- Provision of strong guidance to regional authorities for the development and implementation of regional ocean plans; and
- Development and implementation of a process for reviewing and approving regional plans consistent with the national ocean policy.

To accomplish these goals, the campaign will continue to work with other conservation organizations, utilize the working relationships it has developed with the Administration on these issues, and look to expand its influence with commercial interests-such as fishing and offshore renewable energy-which benefit from healthy, well-managed oceans. Lastly, the campaign will communicate the benefits of, and progress toward, implementation of the national ocean policy to members of Congress with an eye toward eventually crafting and moving legislation to codify it.

Position Overview
The position will report to and assist the project director in fulfilling the goals of the campaign. The Campaign for Healthy Oceans has been approved by the board of the Pew Charitable Trusts and will run through March 31, 2012.

Responsibilities:
The senior associate will assist the project director in day-to-day operations and implementation of the Campaign for Healthy Oceans. Duties of the senior associate will include:
- Outreach to and coordination with other conservation organizations, and commercial and recreational interests that benefit from healthy oceans;
- Coordination with PEG government affairs, communications and field operation;
Policy analysis and development; and
- Assisting the project director as needed in management of contracts and contractors.
- Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of issues related the national ocean policy to inform the strategic direction of the campaign.
- Attend scientific and professional conferences and meetings as appropriate to inform, publicize and otherwise advance the goals of the campaign.
- Draft, review and edit communications materials for the project, including web-based materials, to effectively communicate national ocean policy process, challenges and results to the public and policy makers.
- Contribute to and participate in tasks of the Pew Environment Group as assigned, as well as broader Trust-related projects and activities as needed.

Requirements:
- Four years of professional experience in the environmental or public policy arena.
- Advanced degree or equivalent expertise.
- Strong working knowledge of government structure and function, especially federal and state government agencies involved in marine resources management.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear, effective manner.
- A detail and results-oriented style with a focus on process and achievement. Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
- Demonstrated strong analytical skills, including an ability to translate broad policy goals into specific approaches and actions at various level of government to achieve measurable results.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the effectiveness of the project.
- Able to establish credibility quickly and to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties.

Moderate travel is anticipated.

To apply:
The job description can be viewed at: https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/2365/job
Note that you must apply online to be in our system, but if you or someone you recommend is applying, drop me a quick note so I can be on the lookout.
Chris Mann
Senior Officer, Pew Environment Group | The Pew Charitable Trusts
p: 202-552-2035 | c: 703-772-4404 | cmann@pewtrusts.org

 

4. Supervisory Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, NOAA NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation Restoration Center (FL)
The position is now open on USAJOBS. The position is for the NOAA Restoration Center's Southeast Regional Supervisory position, and will manage the implementation of the Center's restoration programs in the region, supervise a staff focused on coastal and marine habitat restoration, provide fiscal oversight, and serve as a Natural Resource Trustee on matters concerning Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration cases. The position is in St. Petersburg, FL. It is advertised for both internal Federal employees (MAP) and external non-Feds (DEU). Only one position will be filled. The announcement opened on Friday, December 10, 2010 and will remain open until Monday, December 20, 2010. The USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/) Announcement Number is NMFS-SER-2011-0018.

 

5. Environmental/Natural Resource Economist (contractor), NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (MD)
I.M. Systems Group Inc., (www.imsg.com), a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), seeks an economist to conduct natural resource damage assessments for oil spills and hazardous waste sites. This individual will work with NOAA's Assessment and Restoration Division under the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP- www.DARRP.noaa.gov/) in the areas of economics for damage assessments, methods development, and technical support for policy initiatives. This position is located in NOAA's Silver Spring, Maryland offices.

The Assessment and Restoration Division's mission is to protect and restore coastal and marine resources injured by the release of oil or hazardous substances or direct physical impacts such as vessel groundings. Responsibilities of the incumbent will include: conducting studies to determine the appropriate type and scale of restoration to compensate the public for natural resource injuries; providing technical support to the NOAA Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice in natural resource damage litigation; managing research conducted by academic experts and consulting firms; and developing improved, cost-effective methods and procedures for conducting natural resource damage assessments.

Core Responsibilities:
• Employee shall provide technical support for the successful design and conduct of natural resource damage assessments.
• Employee shall assist in the research and evaluation of damage assessment methods. Methods will focus on scaling the level of restoration necessary to compensate the public and the environment for resource injuries.
• Employee shall maximize contributions to the office by enhancing personal professional development via identifying and seeking appropriate training and participation in professional meetings.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
• Master's or Doctorate degree in economics, preferably in one of more of the following sub-disciplines: environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics; or environmental policy with an emphasis in quantitative economic analysis.
• Strong verbal and writing skills.
• Strong computer and analytical skills
• Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in valuing environmental goods and services.
• Knowledge of damage assessment procedures mandated by CERCLA and OPA.
• Experience working in litigation.
• Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates may apply by e-mailing a resume, the contact information for three (3) references and a cover letter explaining how their qualifications meet the needs of the job requirement (MS Word format strongly preferred) to the following email address: jobs@imsg.com with the subject heading NOA10054 - Environmental Natural Resource Economist. Inclusion of copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts and a writing sample (preferably a technical paper or report) is encouraged. The salary for this position is $35 - $55/hour depending on experience. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter.

If you have specific questions about the requirements and responsibilities of the position, please contact Norman Meade at Norman.Meade@noaa.gov or 301 713-3038(or 4248) ext. 201. Mr. Meade will only accept phone calls related to questions about the position; he will not have information regarding the status of the hiring process including receipt of resume and interviews. The vacancy announcement is open until filled. IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly

 

6. Biogeochemist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Joint Institute for Marine and AtmosphericResearch at the National Marine Fisheries Service's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (HI)
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and AtmosphericResearch (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $4,569/Month
DUTIES: Leads and undertakes the biogeochemical research and monitoring of the ecological impacts of climate change, particularly the role of ocean acidification, on a range of spatial and temporal scales,
as it pertains to coral reef ecosystems of the Pacific Islands region.
Initiates and develops collaborations to investigate various aspects of ocean acidification and related impacts of climate change.
Designs, develops, expands, implements, and improves sampling methodologies, survey protocols, and field experiments to obtain biogeochemical datasets, including carbonate and nutrient chemistry. Processes, analyzes, and summarizes biogeochemical and multi-disciplinary data from surveys and other sources. Contributes to data management and development of data products on biogeochemical datasets relevant to monitoring and understanding the ecological impacts of ocean acidification, land-based sources of pollution, and other related phenomena.
Publishes and communicates results in scientific literature and through presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Provides supervision, training, and guidance to scientific and technical staff in research area.
Participates in research cruises, marine ecosystem surveys and observation networks to assess and monitor coral reefs, which involves field surveys, the deployment and recovery oceanographic
instrument platforms, and data transmission, analysis, and creation of data products.
Works with project staff and personnel from other agencies as necessary to secure continued and/or additional funding support, and to satisfy reporting requirements of funding agencies for
existing support.
Collaborates with researchers from other agencies, and coordinates with partner agencies on marine ecosystem research and conservation projects.

Closing Date: December 27, 2010. EEO/AA Employer.

For more details or to apply please go to www.rcuh.com - "Employment" and enter ID# 10723.

 

7. Strategic Planning Coordinator, Program Specialist II, Joint Office for Science Support, United States Global Change Research Program - Integration and Coordination Office (DC)
Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time, 9-month term position. Initial consideration will be given to
applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

OVERVIEW: The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates research and solutions for climate and global change conducted by 13 Federal Agencies and Departments, and is overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) of the Executive Office of the President. The day-to-day activities and operations of the USGCRP are facilitated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program Integration and Coordination Office (USGCRP ICO). As part of its mandate, the USGCRP conducts strategic planning, including a decadal strategic plan and revised
plan every three years. The USGCRP strategic involves a comprehensive process of identifying goals and priorities for Federal global change research which most effectively advance scientific understanding of global change and provide usable information on which to base policy decisions relating to global change.

BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Member of the coordination team of the United States Global Change Research Program Integration and Coordination Office (USGCRP ICO). Serves as ICO coordinator and central ICO liaison for the USGCRP Strategic Planning process and corresponding plan development. Under the
direction of the ICO Director, provides experienced professional-level support to achieve program goals and deliverables as defined by USGCRP leadership. He/she will be cognizant of related scientific disciplines, including the cross-cutting area of climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation, as well as decision support. Responsibilities include coordinating USGCRP-wide strategic planning activities; and writing components of the strategic plan. Reports of the ICO Director and undertakes other special projects as agreed-upon with the ICO Director

DUTIES INCLUDE:
- Coordinates the activities of the strategic plan of 10 writing teams, including identification of issues that require troubleshooting and developing solutions. Facilitates sharing of information via web-based collaborative resources.
- Coordinates peer and public reviews, including preparation of Federal Register Notices, collation of review comments, and preparation of other technical documentation.
- Writes parts of the strategic plan, keeps writing teams informed regarding other USGCRP activities (e.g. assessment, adaptation and climate services) and attends the writing team meetings, whenever possible.
- Coordinates the strategic planning outreach components for USGCRP town halls at society meetings and develops, within the limited budget, additional strategies for public engagement, e.g., a moderated public webpage forum.
- Assists with stakeholder identification and interaction, provides organizational and logistical support for meetings, workshops, teleconferences and online resource-sharing capabilities. Helps with design of climate-change-related communication and education materials and multimedia tools, both in digital and printed format.
- The incumbent will:
1. Hold strategic planning sessions at each of the NCA regional and sectoral workshops;
2. Develop and moderate a public web-based forum throughout the strategic planning process to engage stakeholders, including the public;
3. Develop an evolving, but targeted, media strategy that will include engagement beyond the normal USGCRP networks;
4. Hold one or more Feds-only workshops to engage in the strategic planning process portions of agencies not currently active in USGCRP but critical to the new end-to-end nature of the program;
5. Support steering committee members by developing audience-specific presentations for discussing the strategic plan and related activities.
6. Organize multiple webinars.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in environmental science, public policy, or other discipline relevant to the global and/or climate change sciences; and
- at least two years of relevant program experience; or
- an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- In-depth knowledge of the Federal Climate Change research activities and programs.
- Knowledge of one or more climate-related scientific disciplines, including up-to-date knowledge of current scientific findings and controversies in the related scientific literature.
- Thorough knowledge of assessment methods and procedures, familiarity with adaptation approaches.
- Skill in acquiring and interpreting information from a wide range of sources in order to promote the program.
- Excellent oral and written technical communications skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and effective prioritization and management of work in a multiple-project environment.
- Advanced skill in conducting meetings to achieve desired results
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
- Ability to work with interdisciplinary teams in a variety of cultural and professional settings.
- Computer literacy, including spreadsheet, database, presentation, and word processing software.
- Knowledge of HTML and experience with popular content management systems such as Joomla.
- Ability to sit at computer and in front of monitor for long periods of time.
- Ability and willingness to travel, if required.
- Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information in a manner consistent with UCAR policy, acting with integrity and exhibiting behavior that merits public trust and confidence. (Note: The employee remains bound, even after their employment ends, not to disclose or disseminate any confidential information received or accessed while employed by UCAR). This obligation applies to both confidential information belonging to UCAR as well as confidential information received during employment at UCAR
pertaining to any third party

DESIRED (but not required):
- Project management experience.

Job Location: Washington, DC, US. Relocation benefits not provided

For further information, contact:
Emily Therese Cloyd
Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator
National Climate Assessment
US Global Change Research Program
1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20006
202.419.3484 (p)
202.286.9642 (m)
ecloyd@usgcrp.gov
http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment

 

8. Aquarist, McWane Science Center (AL)
Status: Up to 35 hours per week beginning approximately February 21, 2011 and lasting until approximately June 10, 2011

Summary
Part-time, temporary position responsible for assisting with the set up and maintenance of live animal displays as well as the daily care and maintenance of aquatic animals associated with the World of Water exhibition. Persons in this position exercise discretion/independent judgment for daily operations.

Minimum Qualifications
*Bachelor's degree or working toward a degree in biology or related field or relevant experience.
*Enthusiasm for working with living collections.
*Ability and/or desire to maintain systems so as to provide a healthy environment for the living collection.
*Teamwork and cooperation skills
*Available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
*Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including nights, weekends, and holidays.
*SCUBA certified or willingness to train and complete certification.
*Plumbing, minor carpentry, and electrical skills.
*Knowledge of freshwater and marine fish and invertebrate diseases and treatments.
*Knowledge of freshwater and marine fish and invertebrate behavior.
*Public speaking skills and willingness to speak to small groups as needed or assigned.
*Knowledge of theory and practice of maintaining an aquatic ecosystem.
*Working knowledge of PC computers.

Minimum Physical Qualifications
*Stand for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
*Climb ladders and stairs in performing the work.
*Lift objects frequently in performing the work (60 lbs).
*Pull or push objects on a regular basis (100 lbs).
*Carry objects on a regular basis in the arms or on the shoulders (50 lbs).
*Grasp objects utilizing the fingers.
*Reach for objects above the head or below the waist.
*Stoop or crouch by bending at the waist or by bending legs.
*Crawl in confined spaces on the hands and knees to perform work.
*Ability to maneuver in close confinement.
*Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more with or without corrective lenses.
*Exposure to constant or intermittent high noise levels.
*Exposure to tissues, chemicals, fumes and vapors that could potentially affect the health of the employee.
*Handle hazardous materials.

To apply:
Please forward letter of interest and resume to: McWane Science Center, 200 - 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Fax: 205-714-8400. E-mail: HR@mcwane.org. www.mcwane.org EOE.

Kathy Fournier
Associate Vice President of Education
McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-714-8254
kfournier@mcwane.org

 

9. Manager, Forage Fish Conservation Initiative, Pew Environment Group (OR)
Forage Fish Conservation Initiative Overview
Conserving abundant populations of forage species is necessary to ensure the long-term health and productivity of marine ecosystems. Accordingly, the Initiative will promote a precautionary, ecosystem-based approach to the management of forage species in U.S. ocean waters.

Position Overview
The Manager, Forage Fish Conservation Initiative reports to the Senior Officer, Regional Fisheries Initiatives and is located in Portland, Oregon. The Manager will be responsible for both conducting technical and policy research and analysis and leading coordination of all policy research and analysis in support of the Northeast U.S. and Pacific regional teams within the Trusts' Forage Fish Conservation Initiative. The person in this position will also be responsible for helping to communicate the results of this research and analysis to the general public, fishery stakeholders and policymakers by drafting and presenting testimony, correspondence, policy statements, white papers, and reports. This position is approved through September 2012 and is subject to renewal.

Responsibilities:
Research and analyze -
The status of Northeastern U.S. and Pacific coast forage species, fisheries and conservation issues.
Forage fish conservation policies, plans or management actions from other jurisdictions.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act and implementing regulations to become fluent in national and regional fishery management conservation requirements, procedures and discretionary authority.
Other federal laws and regulations to become fluent in those particularly relevant to the regional fishery management council decision-making process and the goals of this Initiative, including the NEPA, ESA, RFA and MMPA as appropriate.
Federal legislation, proposed regulations and other proposed actions that may affect the ability of the campaign to achieve its goals.
Decision-making documents in the regional fishery management council process including scoping documents, draft fishery management plan amendments, and proposed and final implementing regulations.
Regional fishery management council, National Marine Fisheries Service or individual state reports, white papers, technical memoranda, and other documents that influence the regional decision-making process.
Other appropriate information and data on all aspects of the fish and fisheries that are the subject of this campaign, including scientific literature and other sources of information on the biology and ecology of fished and related species, their habitats and environments, and the sociological and economic characteristics of the fisheries.
Describe, summarize, synthesize and interpret the results of the above research and analysis to prepare campaign policy statements, fact sheets, testimony, correspondence, white papers, web content and reports.
Coordinate a variety of ongoing policy research and analysis projects conducted by 4-5 staff within the Forage Fish Conservation Initiative and serve as the hub for internal alignment on and understanding of these projects and external communication of the results of these projects.
Represent the Pew Environment Group and this Initiative occasionally before the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Pacific fishery management councils and associated advisory and scientific committees and panels, National Marine Fisheries Service, the Federal Administration, Congress, and the media.
Provide general support to the Northeast and Pacific forage fish conservation teams including helping with strategy development and ideas, substantive expertise, research, environmental community coordination, educating policymakers and constituency-specific organizing as appropriate.

Requirements:
A minimum of eight years of professional experience in natural resources conservation and related public policy work, including experience analyzing public policies, conducting research for advocacy campaigns, coordinating multiple projects and people, and publicly communicating research and analysis results. Experience with ocean and marine conservation issues preferred.
An advanced degree or equivalent experience in natural resources conservation and management, public policy, or law.
Demonstrated strong analytical skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, determine whether it is ripe for intervention and identify the means to address it. A strong commitment to producing measurable results.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style.
A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes. Excellent listening skills. Highly articulate.
Exhibit skills of diplomacy. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.

The individual in this position will travel frequently along the Pacific coast, to New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and occasionally to the Trusts' Washington, DC office.

To apply, visit https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/intro

 

10. Marine Programme Officer - Assistant to the Executive Director, Sargasso Sea Alliance (DC)
Background on the Sargasso Sea Alliance
Sylvia Earle has called the Sargasso Sea "the golden rainforest of the ocean." It is a unique pelagic ecosystem based on species of Sargassum that are able to develop without contact with land. The Sargasso Sea is bounded by ocean currents circulating around the North Atlantic sub-tropical gyre. Although it includes the Bermudan Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ), the vast majority occurs in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). The Sargasso Sea Alliance is led by the Bermuda Government, which has already demonstrated a strong leadership role. The Alliance aims to mobilize support from a wide variety of national and international organizations, governments and donors for the institution of protection measures for this unique ABNJ ecosystem. Key partners to date include International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions and the Pew Foundation. The Alliance is funded entirely by private sector donors, including the Kaplan Foundation and the Wait Foundation.

The Alliance has an Executive Director, Dr David Freestone, who with a small staff will be based within the IUCN Office in Washington DC and in Bermuda. The Executive Director of the Alliance reports to a small Executive Committee guided by a wider Committee of the Alliance Partners. His task is to provide leadership in the advancement of the objectives of the Alliance, namely the development and implementation of protection measures for the Sargasso Sea. This involves working with a range of partners - including government partners - in promoting these measures in a wide variety of different fora.

Key Tasks
To assist the Executive Director in achieving the objectives of the Alliance, specifically, under the direction of the ED, the successful candidate will be expected to :
• support the ED in the development and implementation of ongoing and emerging Alliance programmes and projects
• provide support for the development of key strategies of the Alliance - including fund raising
• establish and maintain high level communications links with the Alliance partners, including by organizing web postings, newsletters etc
• organize and support meetings of Alliance partners both inside and outside the US, including in Bermuda
• attend and support the Alliance committee structure with development of agendas, records of meeting and timely information flows
• represent the Alliance at meetings in the US and elsewhere
• administer the Alliance office in Washington DC including assisting with development and implementation of work plans and budgets, hiring of consultants etc
• Provide such other support as may be necessary to meet the objectives of the Alliance

Qualifications
Applicants should have an advanced degree in some aspect of environmental or marine policy, science or law, be aware of contemporary developments in marine spatial planning and marine conservation including the significance of marine protected areas. They must be fluent in English, and have good social and computer skills. Previous experience in working on a major project including development of work plans and budgets would be an advantage.

Applications
Candidates who meet the selection criteria are requested to submit - by 24 December 2010 - their curriculum vitae, a supporting letter of motivation in English, and contact details of at least three referees to:
Dr David Freestone
Executive Director
Sargasso Sea Alliance
1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20009
Fax 202-387-4823
Applications by email are preferred. Please send to deborah.good@iucn.org

 

11. Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in GIS & Spatial Analysis Cold-water Coral Habitats, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join an interdisciplinary group researching the biology and ecology of cold-water corals. The successful candidate will be responsible for refining the group's GIS databases, co-ordinating habitat mapping activities and developing spatial biodiversity analysis with other members of the group.

The position is for 2 years and is funded by Heriot-Watt University's Environment & Climate Change theme. The appointee should be prepared to carry out fieldwork and work at sea on ocean-going research cruises. Experience with marine mapping and relevant data interpretation (e.g. multibeam echosounder & sidescan sonar) is essential. Prior experience and publication record in macro-ecology or predictive habitat mapping would be an advantage.

The position is based within the School of Life Sciences on the University's Edinburgh campus. Heriot-Watt University has a 100 year tradition of University level higher education, while the School of Life Sciences was recently voted to be within the top three Scottish Universities for Biosciences Education.

Grade/Salary: ₤28,983 - 35,646. Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

How to apply
Completed application forms may be returned by e-mail to hr@hw.ac.uk or by post to Heriot-Watt University, Human Resources, Edinburgh EH14 4AS. Tel. +44 (0) 131 451 3475 (24 hours), Minicom +44 (0) 131 451 8212. Please quote the vacancy reference # 209/10/W in any correspondence. For informal enquiries please contact Dr J Murray Roberts (j.m.roberts@hw.ac.uk).
Closing date: 19 Jan 2011.

For more information see: http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/job-opportunities/4569.htm

 

12. Outdoor Education Program Director, Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria (CA)
Position Description
The Outdoor Education Director job is a full time permanent position, reporting to the Executive Director. The Outdoor Education Director is responsible for development and implementation of a first-rate outdoor
environmental education program. He/She assists with marketing Camp programs to schools and building a reputation for quality.
Key responsibilities include: 1) staff hiring and leadership 2) program management 3) school relationships 4) increasing nature program offerings on and off-site for all ages

Qualifications
• College degree in recreation administration, natural science, or education. Masters preferred.
• Proven ability to lead in a camp setting as seen in previous seasons of leadership experience directing an outdoor education program or summer camp.
• Must have strong leadership, supervision, teaching, program management skills.
• Experience in teaching elementary age students and successfully working with teens.
• Ability to organize and implement an active hands-on outdoor environmental education program.
• A passion for teaching kids, a deep and active interest for all aspects of nature, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to lead a team, excellent written and oral communication skills, appropriate grooming for public presentations, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
• Experience with raptors and maintaining saltwater marine touch tank aquariums is very helpful.
• Fingerprinting, first aid/CPR are required. Ability to pass background check, TB test, drug screen.
• Must have a Class B driver's license to drive a 15-passenger van.
• Lifeguarding, SCUBA, ropes course certification, and advanced first aid qualifications a plus.

Responsibilities
• Market Camp Ocean Pines programs to gain and retain new schools and clients, with a goal of extensive year round nature opportunities for all ages
• Help schools in the fundraising process.
• Recruit, interview, hire, oversee, train, and mentor naturalist staff.
• Develop, implement, and manage the outdoor education program aspects of camp.
• Recognize and take action on disciplinary problems according to camp procedures.
• Organize and implement curriculum and materials for all nature programs.
• Maintain nature center permits, collections, teaching tools, and live animal ambassadors.
• Oversee the tree nursery.
• Follow up schools and develop lasting relationships with schools and other clients.
• Create new educational programs both on and offsite for all ages.
• Increase camp reputation by understanding EEI, presenting at CSTA, AEOE, NMEA, and leading teacher training opportunities like Project WILD.
• Budget for the program.

Essential Functions
• Ability to observe staff interactions with students and provide positive mentoring.
• Ability to lead students and staff in large and small groups activities such as an evening campfire.
• Ability to drive an automobile and a 15-passenger van.
• Ability to hike over rough terrain, especially intertidal regions.
• Ability to kayak and swim in ocean conditions.
• Ability to plan and use creative teaching methods with students in an outdoor setting.
• Ability to observe student behavior and take appropriate disciplinary steps.
• Ability to handle live animal collections (raptors, snakes, insects, mammals, marine animals).

Evaluation
Annual evaluation by the Executive Director based on criteria from this position description.

Salary
This is a full time, 9-month position with a salary beginning at $32,000/year. July, August, December off.

Hiring Timeline
Apply by mail: Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Drive, Cambria, CA 93428. Applications in by Dec 20.
Reviewing resumes until Jan 1. Interviews Jan 1-15. Position begins Feb 1.
805-927-0254, www.campoceanpines.org