Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chesapeake Research Consortium Job Openings

2 Post-Doctoral Positions: Quantitative ecologist, oceanographer, coastal hydrologist or resource economist

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service seeks 2 postdoctoral researchers in one or more of the following fields: quantitative ecology, spatial ecology, oceanography, coastal hydrology, or resource economics. In collaboration with the Natural Capital Project, we are developing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes, with a focus on Chesapeake Bay, U.S. east coast, Galveston Bay, Texas, and Puget Sound, Washington.

For a detailed description and instructions for resume submission, please contact Ben Hilliard via e-mail (hilliardb@si.edu).

Fisheries Ecosystem Model Technician

NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) works with marine scientists, coastal resource managers, and the general public to provide products to help protect, restore, and manage U.S. coastal resources. The Chesapeake Bay Office is seeking an individual to assist with the management and development of fisheries-based ecosystem models. The technician will provide support to NCBO in moving towards the goals for ecosystem-based fisheries management and integrated assessments of the Chesapeake Bay. Specifically, the position is designed to primarily support development and review of the Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Modeling and the Chesapeake Atlantis Model.

For a detailed description and instructions for resume submission, please contact Ben Hilliard via e-mail (hilliardb@si.edu).

CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program

Are you here looking for information about openings in the CRC Fellowship Program? If you are, you have come to the right place. The Career Development Program is the same program; we just got a new name!

The CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in environmental science and/or management to gain professional, working experience in Chesapeake Bay policy development and implementation while at the same time expanding personal skill sets and growing professionally. CRC works in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program located in Annapolis, Maryland to provide three-year opportunities for emerging environmental professionals and stewards in which participants experience the interaction of science, policy development, and management by focusing on critical issues such as habitat, fisheries, nutrients and sediment, land use, growth and development, climate change, monitoring, and environmental modeling within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

Please see the position description(s) for each opening below. To apply for a position, please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a list of at least 3 references to Melissa Fagan, Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for and include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

Fostering Stewardship Goal Implementation Team Staffer

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Team. The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Team seeks to promote individual stewardship and assist, citizens, communities and local governments undertake initiatives to achieve restoration and conservation in the Chesapeake region.

The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications:

* A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, environmental management/policy/planning, communications, or other relevant area of study.
* Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
* Ability to write for the web, including appropriately tailoring text and graphics for optimum communication effectiveness. This includes demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications that are clear, concise, and to the point.
* Experience with watershed organizations and working collaboratively with citizens to solve local environmental issues.
* Experience in developing and delivering environmental education programming for local governments, elected officials, community leaders, environmental educators, and environmental education providers.
* Ability to perform background research and analysis on scientific and policy related topics.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Experience with Microsoft Publisher and/or graphics software is preferred.
* Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.

For each position listed above, the annual salary is $35,096 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year appointment. In addition to the experience gained through these assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

For more information about the Chesapeake Research Consortium Environmental Management Career Development Program, please visit our Environmental Management Career Development Program Website or contact Melissa Fagan, Program Coordinator, at (410)798-1283 or faganm@si.edu.


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