[Deepsea] FW: Job Announcement: Deep Sea Coral Research Specialist

Vecchione, Michael via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by VECCHIOM from si.edu)
Fri Aug 7 11:50:05 EST 2009


Deep-sea Colleagues;
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FYI
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Mike
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Michael Vecchione
NMFS National Systematics Laboratory
National Museum of Natural History, MRC-153
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC  20013-7012  USA
phone: (202)633-1751
fax:        (202)357-2986
e-mail: VecchioneM from si.edu=20

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From: Tom Hourigan [mailto:Tom.Hourigan from noaa.gov]
Sent: Fri 07-Aug-09 11:52 AM
Subject: Job Announcement: Deep Sea Coral Research Specialist


Dear Deep-Sea Coral and Marine Conservation Community:

NOAA's Fisheries Service Office of Habitat Conservation, through our =
contract firm I.M. Systems Group (IMSG), is seeking a Deep Sea Coral =
Research Specialist.   We are looking for a dynamic individual who can =
contribute to both the science and conservation efforts and enhance the =
linkages between the two. The position will be located in our office at =
NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring MD.=20

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the Deep Sea Coral =
Research and Technology Program, a major new deep-sea research effort at =
NOAA.  Information on the Program can be found in our first report to =
Congress: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/rtc.pdf

Field research under the program began this month with a research cruise =
to Lophelia deep-sea coral communities located off the Atlantic Coast of =
 Florida using Harbor Branch's submersible.  Postings on the cruise can =
be found on the USGS site DISCOVRE (see =
http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/DISCOVRE/index.html).=20

The Job Announcement is posted below.  IMSG will be accepting =
applications until this position is filled, and there is no citizenship =
requirement for this position.  Please pass this announcement to all =
individuals that may be interested, and direct all queries concerning =
the position to IMSG at jobs from imsg.com.

Thanks,

Tom

The Job Announcement:
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I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG, http://www.imsg.com/) is looking to hire
a Deep Sea Coral Research Specialist to work in the NOAA Fisheries
Service (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), Habitat Protection
Division (HP, http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/index.html), which is
part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The
position will be located at OHC headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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The Deep Sea Coral Research Specialist will provide coordination across
NOAA for deep-sea coral-related matters under the NOAA Coral Reef
Conservation Program (CRCP, www.coralreef.noaa.gov/) and support NOAA
Fisheries Service implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and
Technology Program (DSCRTP).  =20
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Duties will focus on coordination of NOAA's deep-sea coral activities,
development of the congressionally-mandated DSCRTP; synthesis of
scientific and conservation information in scientific publications and
reports to Congress and the public; and liaison with the Regional
Fishery Management Councils, other federal agencies and stakeholders.
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Responsibilities:
The contractor's duties will include but not be limited to:

 Responsibilities:
The contractor's duties will include but not be limited to:

*    Leading coordination of and representing NMFS on NOAA's "Deep Team" =
and the Deep-Sea Coral Working Group and associated program planning and =
coordination.
*    Coordinating the implementation of NOAA's Deep-Sea Coral Strategic =
Plan and continuing the development of the Deep Sea Coral Research and =
Technology Program.  This includes coordinating with researchers and =
managers, preparing reports, preparing briefing materials, etc.
*    Ensuring that the program's plans are scientifically and =
technically sound, that they are appropriate for the management needs, =
and that the scientific and technological information produced is =
reliable and adequate for regulatory purposes.
*    Ensuring that approaches and lessons learned in each region inform =
Program activities in all other regions.=20
*    Leading development of the biennial Report to Congress on =
Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, in =
consultation with Regional Fishery Management Councils.
*    Collecting and organizing information on existing NOAA and external =
research on deep-sea corals and management efforts that support their =
conservation. =20
*    Supporting coordination with NOAA Fisheries Service and regional =
Fisheries Management Council deep-sea coral science and management =
efforts; assisting in developing priorities and monitoring performance; =
providing budget forecasting and preparation of funding requests.  =
(Occasional travel to NMFS Regions or Science Centers may be required.)  =

*    Staffing the Interagency Board on Deep Sea Corals and other =
Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems under the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean =
Science and Technology and participating in planning meetings, drafting =
reports and coordinating with other Federal agency representatives on =
the Board's work. =20


Qualifications:   =20
Required:=20
*    Doctoral degree (highly preferred) or masters degree with =
equivalent additional experience in a relevant discipline such as marine =
science, biology, marine or environmental management or policy.
*    Experience conducting research or policy work relevant to deep-sea =
coral or sponge ecosystems or deep-sea habitat science and related =
conservation issues.
*    Familiarity with issues related to fisheries management, including =
management of fisheries bycatch and impacts on benthic habitats.=20
*    Strong writing skills and experience with writing or editing =
technical and/or scientific reports and manuscripts.
*    Self-motivated, with strong organizational skills and attention to =
detail.
*    Ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of =
individuals in a complex team environment=20
*    Solid interpersonal and communication skills, as they will be =
required to interact constructively with an array of individuals and =
groups internal and external to NOAA=20
*    Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift =
priorities as needed.
*    Willingness to learn new skills.
*    Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
*    Ability to travel on a periodic basis.
Desired:=20
*    2-3 years of program or project planning experience or research =
cruise coordination
*    Experience presenting scientific research findings orally and in =
writing to both scientific and general audiences.  =20
*    Familiarity with the federal fisheries management and regional =
fisheries management councils.=20

To Apply:

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Please send your resume, three (3) references and a cover letter
describing how your knowledge and skills fulfill the requirements of the
position to jobs from imsg.com <mailto:jobs from imsg.com> <mailto:jobs from imsg.com>  =
 with the following
subject heading: NOA09036 - NOAA Deep-Sea Coral Research Specialist. =20

The vacancy announcement is open until filled.  =20

IMSG is an equal opportunity employer.


_________________________

Erika Olson
Program Manager
I.M. Systems Group
301-943-2310=20
olsone from imsg.com






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