Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Vital Habitats Environmental Management - Chesapeake Research Consortium

Environmental Management Staffer ResponsibilitiesThe candidates selected for this position will be involved in goal team activities will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking team action items, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators. The Staffers are key points of contact for delivering information from the Chesapeake Bay Program to partners across the watershed and are expected to manage the dynamics of each sub-team to help facilitate group consensus and collect pertinent information from group members in a timely fashion. The candidates will also support the goal team’s involvement in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Strategy Review System process to track progress toward achieving Chesapeake Bay restoration goals and outcomes, including coordinating partnership reviews and consolidating feedback. The selected candidates will work as Chesapeake Research Consortium employees at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.
Desired Skills and QualificationsThe ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on environmental management or policy, candidates with natural or environmental science, fisheries, wildlife, forestry or conservation biology degrees are also eligible to apply if those applicants have an interest in management and policy.
  • Knowledge of ecosystem management concepts including its physical, biological, social and economic components as they relate to a large watershed restoration program is also desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Best Management Practice (BMP) protocol to include BMP establishment, framework, and verification a plus.
  • Ability to compile, track and assess environmental and natural resource data a plus.
  • Basic knowledge and application of GIS a plus.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders as part of interdisciplinary teams representing a variety of interests in an environment meant to build consensus around large scale conservation needs and goals.
  • Provide support by independently planning meetings, developing agendas, drafting concise meeting minutes, and tracking action items.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a variety of content management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Familiarity with using remote meeting technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, Zoom, etc.) and the confidence to troubleshoot in real time.
  • Interest in learning how a diverse, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
  • A will to explore your career options, passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.
Application Due Date: June 12, 2019
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