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    Job Opening: CRC Staffer with the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting Team

     

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate, diverse individuals.  The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the environmental Modeling Workgroup on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Team.  The Modeling Group develops, maintains, and applies environmental models in support of decision making by the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.  Quarterly Modeling Workgroup meetings provide the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership opportunity to supervise the modeling work.  STAR’s mission is to facilitate productive deployment of scientific resources, to provide high quality and timely information to managers, and to expand communication between workgroups.  STAR supplies a forum for analysis and synthesis, and engaging government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.  Monthly STAR meetings foster continuing dialogue between Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Teams and data providers, ensuring effective and responsive use of scientific resources in addressing management questions.

    The successful applicant will provide support to the Modeling Workgroup, STAR, and selected STAR workgroups, and through coordination, logistics, and documentation will gain hands on experience in working with natural resource managers from agencies and institutions around the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to apply technical knowledge and skills such as Geographic Information Systems proficiencies, computer model code development and maintenance, statistical analysis, and literature reviews in the area of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in natural, social, or environmental science or engineering, or a related area of study.
    Technical knowledge and skills such as aptitude with Geographic Information Systems, and/or computer model code development and maintenance, and/or statistical analysis.
    The ability to research, organize, and synthesize complex information.
    The ability to do literature reviews in the general areas of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    The ability to work independently and under tight timelines.
    Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    The ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals.
    A will to explore your career options, develop an extensive network in the field of watershed and estuarine restoration, and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and Chesapeake Bay Program.

    The annual salary is $40,030 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial is fine] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@chesapeake.org.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: August 20, 2017

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    Job Opening: CRC Habitat Goal Team Staffer for Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership

    Chesapeake Research Consortium

    Environmental Management Career Development Program Appointment

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, diverse, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Vital Habitat Goal Implementation Team.  The purpose of the goal team is to facilitate projects to protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife habitats across the Chesapeake Bay watershed by coordinating efforts of partners of the Chesapeake Bay Program. These habitats include tidal and non-tidal wetlands, living shorelines, submerged aquatic vegetation, islands, uplands and forests, and freshwater streams. In addition to staffing the goal team, this position also supports the Wetland Workgroup, SAV Workgroup, Fish Passage Workgroup, Stream Health Workgroup, Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, Brook Trout Action Team and Black Duck Action Team.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, task tracking, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators.  The Staffer for the goal team should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces, workplans, indicators and decision support documents, and will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

    The 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 and economic components as they relate to a large watershed restoration program is also desirable.
    Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximun Daily Load (TMDL) and Best Management Practice (BMP) protocol to include BMP establishment, framework, and verification.
    Ability to compile, track and assess environmental and natural resource data a plus.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
    Basic knowledge and application of GIS a plus.
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $40,030 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial is fine] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@chesapeake.org.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: July 3, 2017

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    Job Opening: CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Environmental Management Staffer

    Chesapeake Research Consortium

    Environmental Management Career Development Program Appointment

    in support of

    the Chesapeake Bay Program’s

    Management Board, Principals’ Staff Committee, Executive Council and Partnership Activities

     Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, diverse, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment.  Primary support will be provided to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Board with additional support provided to the Principal’s Staff Committee, Executive Council, and other partnership activities.  These groups establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources; exert leadership to marshal public support for the Bay effort; develop agreements and amendments that set goals and guide policy for Bay restoration; are accountable to the public for progress made in the Bay’s restoration; seek to continually improve the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and assist Bay stakeholders in building their capacity to become environmental leaders in their communities.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking progress towards identified goals and outcomes, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  The Staffer in this position will also work closely with the Enhancing Partnering, Leadership and Management Goal Implementation Team. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $39,245 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial is fine] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@chesapeake.org.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: March 20, 2017

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    Job Opening: Chesapeake Research Consortium Accounting Clerk

    Accounting Clerk Position with Chesapeake Research Consortium

    The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is a partnership of 7 leading research institutions in the Chesapeake watershed (www.chesapeake.org) that encourages and facilitates scientific and technical activities in the Chesapeake Bay, its drainage basin, adjoining airshed, and adjacent coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight. The Consortium is primarily supported by grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with government agencies and departments as well as some private firms; there are no fund-raising for endowment nor marketing activities. The office provides a friendly working environment and participation in a team commitment to facilitate regional basic and applied science and the transfer of that information to inform science-based management for the restoration of the bay.

    To fulfill its on-going and future efforts, the CRC has an immediate opening for an Accounting Clerk.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 3, 2017.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Process all fund draws from federal grant reimbursement accounts
    Process invoices and prepares checks for signature
    Review bank deposits
    Reconcile all bank accounts
    Mail vendor checks
    File paid bills
    Record used leave
    Create invoices and grant reimbursements for accrued leave, payroll, and health insurance.
    Review and file time sheets and leave logs for staff; handle staff mail.
    Track 1099 recipients for annual audit
    Work alongside Business Manager to review and manage cash flow
    Share responsibility with Business Manager for data entry into accounting
    Organize quarterly board meetings, including draft agenda and board minutes
    Provide scheduling assistance for the Executive Director
    Work with CRC staff on managing CRC website, Quarterly Newsletter, and social media

    Qualifications/Skills:

    Some college required, four year degree preferred.
    Two-plus (2+) years of accounting experience and familiarity with non-profit financial reporting and management is preferred.
    Experience with accounting software and ability to pick up new systems are required. Familiarity with QuickBooks would be a plus.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  Knowledge of, and comfort with, web-based and cloud-based office solutions are plusses.
    Computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook software.
    Detail orientated, professional attitude, reliable.
    Interest in the environment and Chesapeake Bay-related issues is a plus.
    Interest in learning HR functions or Social Media outreach a plus.

    Benefits:

    Health, Dental, Vision insurance
    Paid Holidays
    Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
    Employer-paid short-term disability
    Voluntary benefits including, but not limited to, long-term disability, life insurance (term and/or whole life), and critical illness coverage
    Strong professional development and career support
    401K (traditional and Roth), Flexible Spending Accounts, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Office located at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River
    Family-friendly professional organization

    Salary:

    Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience. Expected range:  $30,000 to $35,000 annually.  

    To Apply:

    Submit a cover letter and resume to Mr. Matthew Trommatter, CRC’s Business Manager, at trommatterm@si.edu.  Please use the subject line: Accounting Clerk Position.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 3, 2017, to be assured of review; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  .

    Due to CRC’s location on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus, the selected candidate will be required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    CRC is an EEO employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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    Job Opening: CRC’s Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Goal Team Staffer

     

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Water Quality Goal Implementation Team.  The objective of this goal implementation team is to coordinate and provide support to the Bay Program partners in implementing nutrient and sediment reduction efforts necessary to meet the water quality goals set to restore the Bay’s living resources. The group’s primary focus is to support efforts to reduce and cap the nutrient and sediment loads entering the Bay and to ensure that these reductions are maintained over time.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal implementation team activities and will be responsible for meeting organization and support, member coordination and communication, task tracking, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, environmental management, public policy, law, watershed planning, environmental economics, or a related field, with specific knowledge or experience in watershed management, nonpoint/point source pollution, and clean water law and policy.
    Familiarity with the federal Clean Water Act.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus).
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $39,245 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: December 18, 2016

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    Job Opening: Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Staff

    Chesapeake Research Consortium

    Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Staff

     Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires talented, passionate and diverse individuals. The CRC seeks such an individual to support the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.

    Since its creation in December 1984, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) has worked to enhance scientific communication and outreach throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. STAC provides independent scientific and technical advice in various ways, including (1) technical reports and position papers, (2) discussion groups, (3) assistance in organizing merit reviews of CBP programs and projects, (4) technical workshops, and (5) interaction between STAC members and the CBP.  STAC serves as a liaison between the region’s scientific community and the CBP. Through professional and academic contacts and organizational networks of its members, STAC ensures close cooperation among the various research institutions and management agencies represented in the Bay watershed. For more information about STAC activities, please visit http://www.chesapeake.org/stac.

    The STAC Staff position requires abilities in event/workshop/meeting planning, budgeting, science communication, and strong writing and editing skills for technical and policy report preparation such as scientific summary reports and factsheets. Experience with meeting minutes, agenda planning, and database management would be a plus. Candidates should have a strong desire to work with science and policy related to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and should be able to travel within the watershed when required. Attention to detail and organization is essential. Strong written and oral communication, administrative, and time management skills are also required to be successful in this position. A qualified candidate should have the ability to work independently with little supervision and be able to multitask. A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement for consideration and candidates with backgrounds in environmental science, policy, and management fields will receive the highest consideration. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, InDesign, and Internet Content Management Systems would be a plus. Additionally, candidates should have skills and experience that enable them to produce content for various written, audio, and web-based communications.

    The annual salary is $40,000 plus a very competitive benefits package including medical and dental coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, short-term disability, and a 401K plan.

    All application materials, including a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, academic transcripts (unofficial are fine), and a short writing sample should be sent to Rachel Dixon, STAC Coordinator, CRC, at dixonra@si.edu by July 29, 2016. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals in the cover letter.

    Additional information about the Chesapeake Research Consortium is available at http://www.chespaeake.org.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All CRC Staff are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: Until position is filled. First priority will be given to applications received by July 29, 2016.

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    Job Opening: Chesapeake Bay Program Stewardship Goal Team Staffer

     

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate and diverse individuals. The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team.  With 17 million people living in the Chesapeake watershed, public participation is a vital piece of the restoration effort. The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team is charged with to increasing citizen action, supporting environmental education, and assisting citizens, communities and local governments in undertaking initiatives to conserve treasured landscapes. This approach aims to build public support of restoration and conservation efforts and increase citizen engagement and active stewardship of the Bay and its resources.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal team and associated workgroup activities and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents, developing and reporting on key performance indicators, , and maintaining content on the Bay Backpack website for educators. The Staffer will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed and 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 selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in natural resource/environmental science, management, education, or policy; land use/community planning; or other relevant area of study.
    Experience with engaging state/federal agencies, watershed organizations, local governments/school systems, and/or land trusts and conservation organizations to interpret, educate about, and/or develop solutions for environmental issues.
    Experience in developing and delivering briefing, educational and/or outreach materials for government representatives, community leaders, and/or environmental educators.
    Ability to perform background research and analysis on scientific, education, and policy related topics.
    Ability to write for the web and social marketing platforms, including appropriately tailoring text and graphics for optimal communication effectiveness.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Publisher and/or graphics software is preferred. Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $39,245 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: July 14, 2016

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    Job Opening: CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Diversity Workgroup Staffer

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate and diverse individuals. The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Diversity Workgroup.  The workgroup’s goal is to identify stakeholder groups that are not currently represented in the leadership, decision-making, and implementation of conservation and restoration activities and create meaningful opportunities and programs to recruit and engage them in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding watershed.  Meaningful engagement is defined by exploring values important to underrepresented communities like public health, economic opportunity, and overall quality of life. Furthermore, the workgroup seeks to promote environmental justice through the meaningful involvement and fair treatment of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, in the implementation of the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Agreement.

    The candidate selected for this position will be intimately involved in the activities of the Diversity Workgroup.  Specific roles and responsibilities may include researching, promoting, applying and tracking efforts related to the workgroups mission and goals; raising awareness about diversity, inclusion and environmental justice issues within the Chesapeake Bay region; frequent interaction with a diverse workgroup membership and partner network; and outreach to local communities and organizations to address community concerns and establish new partnerships. In addition, the Staffer will be responsible for organization and support of workgroup meetings and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents and tracking workplan implementation progress. On occasion, the Staffer will be expected to do some travel offsite during or after normal business hours to support workgroup and partner activities. The Staffer will also gain experience working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on diversity and inclusion, communication and outreach, community engagement, public health, environmental justice, environmental management or policy, or related area of study.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to compose webpage articles and blogs on diversity issues and best practices.
    Experience with or interest in community outreach and engagement activities, particularly with diverse communities and community organizations.
    Strong public speaking skills.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    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 content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Diversity Workgroup is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: June 19, 2016

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    Job Opening – Chesapeake Bay Program Healthy Watersheds Staffer

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate, diverse individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Maintaining Healthy Watersheds Goal Team. The Maintaining Healthy Watersheds Goal Team is a forum for shared learning and collaboration among Chesapeake Bay Program partners to promote the identification and protection of waters and watersheds that have high ecological value throughout the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Goal Team’s strategy emphasizes the strategic use of the Goal Team forum to foster support for relevant state, local government, and non-government programs. The work of the Goal Team emphasizes the development and communication of practical measures of watershed health and of progress in ecologically valuable watershed protection. Such measures will support an adaptive management approach to the Goal Team’s strategies. In addition, the Goal Team places emphasis on public communications, using exemplary case studies of successful local initiatives and otherwise advocating state and local action.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal team activities and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents, development of and reporting on key performance indicators, research and synthesis activities, and will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Staffer will also 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 selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, environmental management/policy/planning, or relevant field of study. Familiarity with land use/urban/conservation planning, forestry, landscape ecology, watershed processes preferred.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Skills in data visualization using GIS.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    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 content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: June 12, 2016

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    Job Opening! Multiple Positions Open within CRC’s Environmental Management Career Development Program

    CRC currently has two opening in its Environmental Management Career Development Program for positions supporting the Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (close date 6/12), and the Diversity Workgroup (close date 6/19).  Individual announcements for each opening and application instructions are posted at http://www.chesapeake.org/positions.php.  Please help us spread the word about these great opportunities!

    Chesapeake Research Consortium works in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Program located in Annapolis, Maryland to provide three-year opportunities for emerging environmental professionals in which participants experience the interaction of science, policy development, and management by focusing on critical issues such as habitat, fisheries, toxic contaminants, nutrients and sediment, growth and development, diversity and environmental justice, community engagement, climate change, monitoring, and environmental modeling within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

    On a typical day, CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffers can be engaged in wide variety of activities. Staffers complete routine administrative activities such as organizing meetings, drafting minutes and reports, populating databases, and communicating with partnership members and are often assigned in-depth, substantive projects to help facilitate a particular Bay Program objective. Throughout the course of their appointment, Staffers are encouraged to take advantage of multiple professional development activities that are designed to help each Staffer explore future career avenues and expand their professional background and skill set. These opportunities come in many forms ranging from individual conference attendance, interaction with local researchers, completing an independent project, and volunteering to participation in group trainings and field outings.

     

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    Job Opening – CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Environmental Management Staffer

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Habitat Goal Implementation Team.  The purpose of the goal team is to facilitate projects to protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife habitats across the Chesapeake Bay watershed by coordinating efforts of partners of the Chesapeake Bay Program. These habitats include tidal and non-tidal wetlands, living shorelines, submerged aquatic vegetation, islands, uplands and forests, and freshwater streams. In addition to staffing the goal team, this position also supports the Wetland Workgroup, SAV Workgroup, Fish Passage Workgroup, Stream Health Workgroup, Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, Brook Trout Action Team and Black Duck Action Team.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, task tracking, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators.  The Staffer for the goal team should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents, and will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

    The 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 and economic components as they relate to a large watershed restoration program is also desirable.
    Ability to compile, track and assess environmental and natural resource data a plus.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
    Basic knowledge and application of GIS a plus.
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Habitat Goal Implementation Team is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    The announcement period closes COB April 26, 2016.

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    Job Opening: CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Environmental Management Staffer

     

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Enhancing Partnering, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team.  The Enhancing Partnering, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team seeks to continually improve the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and assist Bay stakeholders in building their capacity to become environmental leaders in their communities.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking progress towards identified goals and outcomes, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  Although primarily assigned to support the Goal Implementation Team, the Staffer in this position will also on occasion support the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Board, Principals’ Staff Committee, and Executive Council. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.
    Familiarity with or interest in one or more of the following areas: adaptive management, leadership programs (at all levels of government), budget and finance, and evaluation.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement closes COB February 8, 2016.

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    Business Manager

    The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is a partnership of 6 leading research institutions in the Chesapeake watershed (www.chesapeake.org) and encourages scientific and technical activities in the Chesapeake Bay, its drainage basin, adjoining airshed, and adjacent coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight. The Consortium is primarily supported by grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with government agencies and departments as well as some private firms; there are no fund-raising for endowment nor marketing activities. The office provides a friendly working environment and participation in a team commitment to facilitate regional basic and applied science and the transfer of that information to inform science-based management for the restoration of the bay.

    To fulfill its on-going and future efforts, the CRC has an immediate opening for a Business Manager familiar with 501(c)3 fiscal requirements and reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    General accounting (AP, AR, general journal entries, bookkeeping, reconciliations)
    Financial statement preparation
    Budget development and monitoring
    Grants proposal development, management, and contract administration
    Office management and financial oversight, including management of the annual financial audit
    Vendor relations, including office service providers and grant-funded subcontractors
    Presentation of financial results to the Board of Trustees and taking of minutes at Board meetings

    Qualifications/Skills:

    A Bachelor’s Degree with some accounting coursework is required.
    Three-plus (3+) years of accounting experience and familiarity with non-profit financial reporting and management is preferred.
    Federal Grants management and contracting experience is preferred but not required.
    Experience with accounting software and ability to pick up new systems are required. Familiarity with QuickBooks would be a plus.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of, and comfort with, web-based and cloud-based office solutions are plusses.
    Interest in the environment and Chesapeake Bay-related issues is a plus.

    Benefits:

    Health, Dental, Vision insurance
    Paid Holidays
    Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
    Employer-paid short-term disability
    Voluntary benefits including, but not limited to, long-term disability, life insurance (term and/or whole life), and critical illness coverage
    Strong professional development and career support
    401K (traditional and Roth), Flexible Spending Accounts, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Telecommute option one day per week
    Office located at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River
    Family-friendly professional organization

    Salary:

    Commensurate with experience

    To Apply:

    Submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. William Ball, CRC’s Executive Director at ballw@si.edu.  Please use the subject line: Business Manager Position.

    Applications will be reviewed immediately and review will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, January 1, 2016.

    Due to CRC’s location on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus, the selected candidate will be required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    CRC is an EEO employer and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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    Multiple Openings in CRC’s Environmental Management Career Development Program

    Chesapeake Research Consortium works in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Program located in Annapolis, Maryland to provide three-year opportunities for emerging environmental professionals in which participants experience the interaction of science, policy development, and management by focusing on critical issues such as habitat, fisheries, toxic contaminants, nutrients and sediment, growth and development, climate change, monitoring, and environmental modeling within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

    On a typical day, CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffers can be engaged in wide variety of activities. Staffers complete routine administrative activities such as organizing meetings, drafting minutes and reports, populating databases, and communicating with partnership members and are often assigned in-depth, substantive projects to help facilitate a particular Bay Program objective. Throughout the course of their appointment, Staffers are encouraged to take advantage of multiple professional development activities that are designed to help each Staffer explore future career avenues and expand their professional background and skill set. These opportunities come in many forms ranging from individual conference attendance, interaction with local researchers, completing an independent project, and volunteering to participation in group trainings and field outings.

    We currently have two opening in the program for positions supporting the Scientific, Technical Assessment and Report Team (close date 10/20), and the Communications Team (close date 10/27).  Individual announcements for each opening are posted at http://www.chesapeake.org/positions.php.

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    Job Opening: CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffer Support the Communications Office

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires talented and passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Communication Office. The Communications Office supports efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by providing information to the public, working with the media, branding and promoting the Chesapeake Bay Program, and facilitating communications between state and federal agencies. Special emphasis is placed on using multimedia content and online tools in the office’s daily work.

    The Communications Office Staffer is responsible for supporting Communications Office by working with subject matter experts to create, maintain and market consistent, high-quality web content for the Bay Program website that supports the work of the partnership.

    The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office facility located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or other relevant area of study. Individuals possessing a degree in natural or environmental sciences and/or management with an interest in environmental communications are also encouraged to apply.
    Solid writing skills and a strong interest in writing for a variety of formats, including press releases, newsletters, blogs and the web.
    Ability to use online social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to distribute information, engage audiences and spur action.
    Familiarity in working with multimedia content such as photos, video and audio.
    Ability to perform background research and analysis, ensuring that communication products are complete and technically accurate.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required and experience with graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) is beneficial.
    Familiarity with using remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.) a plus.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus-building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    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.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine), and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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    Job Opening: CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffer Supporting Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting Team

    Chesapeake Research Consortium

    Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position

    in support of

    the Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program

    Scientific, Technical Assessment, and Reporting Team

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting (STAR) Team. STAR’s mission is to facilitate productive deployment of scientific resources, to provide timely, quality information to managers, and to expand communication between workgroups.  STAR will supply a forum for analysis and synthesis, engaging river commissions, government and non-governmental agencies and organizations and academic institutions.  Monthly STAR meetings will foster continuing dialogue between Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Teams and data providers, ensuring effective and responsive use of scientific resources in addressing management questions. As a result, a staffer should expect to engage in work such as coordination and logistics, data analysis and tracking, literature reviews and communication product development. A staffer will gain hands on experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay, providing support to and at times participating in STAR meetings. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree with a focus on natural or environmental science and/or policy (or a related area of study). Familiarity with environmental chemistry, hydrology, climate change, or environmental monitoring programming is a plus.
    Familiarity with laboratory or field environmental sampling quality control/quality assurance protocols is a plus.
    Ability to research, organize and synthesize complex science and policy information for use by leadership.
    Possess any of the following: basic statistical analysis, GIS, computer coding, and web-development experience.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with using remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    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.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine), and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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    Job Opening: Chesapeake Bay Program Staffer Supporting Leadership Teams

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment. Primary support will be provided to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Board with additional support provided to the Principal’s Staff Committee, Executive Council, and other partnership activities. These groups establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources; exert leadership to marshal public support for the Bay effort; develop agreements and amendments that set goals and guide policy for Bay restoration; are accountable to the public for progress made in the Bay’s restoration; seek to continually improve the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and assist Bay stakeholders in building their capacity to become environmental leaders in their communities.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking progress towards identified goals and outcomes and additional special projects such as literature review and synthesis as assigned. The Staffer in this position will also work closely with the Enhancing Partnering, Leadership and Management Goal Implementation Team. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in policy, communications or organizational development. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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    Job Opening: Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Goal Team Staffer

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Water Quality Goal Implementation Team.  The objective of this goal implementation team is to coordinate and provide support to the Bay Program partners in implementing nutrient and sediment reduction efforts necessary to meet the water quality goals set to restore the Bay’s living resources. The group’s primary focus is to support efforts to reduce and cap the nutrient and sediment loads entering the Bay and to ensure that these reductions are maintained over time.

    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal implementation team activities and will be responsible for meeting organization and support, member coordination and communication, task tracking, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s degree in natural or agricultural sciences, environmental management, public policy, law, watershed planning, environmental economics, or a related field, with specific knowledge or experience in watershed management, nonpoint/point source pollution, and clean water law and policy.
    Experience or interest in agricultural sciences preferred.
    Familiarity with the federal Clean Water Act.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus).
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Water Quality GIT is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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    Multiple Openings in Chesapeake Research Consortium’s Environmental Management Career Development Program

    Chesapeake Research Consortium 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 in which participants experience the interaction of science, policy development, and management by focusing on critical issues such as habitat, fisheries, toxic contaminants, nutrients and sediment, growth and development, climate change, monitoring, and environmental modeling within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

    On a typical day, CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffers can be engaged in wide variety of activities. Staffers complete routine administrative activities such as organizing meetings, drafting minutes and reports, populating databases, and communicating with partnership members and are often assigned in-depth, substantive projects to help facilitate a particular Bay Program objective. Throughout the course of their appointment, Staffers are encouraged to take advantage of multiple professional development activities that are designed to help each Staffer explore future career avenues and expand their professional background and skill set. These opportunities come in many forms ranging from individual conference attendance, interaction with local researchers, completing an independent project, and volunteering to participation in group trainings and field outings.

    We currently have three opening in the program for positions supporting the Habitat Goal Implementation Team (close date 6/21), the Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (close date 6/25), and the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (close date 7/5).  Individual announcements for each opening are posted at http//www.chesapeake.org/positions.php.

     

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    Job Opening – CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Fisheries Goal Team Staffer

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT). The purpose of the GIT is to enhance cross-jurisdictional, ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Chesapeake Bay and use science to inform management decisions. The Fisheries GIT is comprised of the lead state fisheries managers, scientists, and key stakeholders from around the Bay to improve management and recovery of fish and shellfish species, including oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass, shad, herring, and their ecosystem. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

    This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to improved understanding and management of Chesapeake Bay living resources. The staffer will gain valuable experience working on science and policy issues that cross state and political boundaries and require significant stakeholder engagement. The staffer will become familiar with the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and the members of the Fisheries GIT and experience first-hand development and implementation of resource management policies. The staffer for this goal team should expect to engage in synthesizing complex scientific issues for use in management and policy discussions, and providing support to and participating in GIT meetings. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.

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

    Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on natural or environmental science and/or policy (or a related area of study), emphasis on fishery science and/or management a plus.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy and timeliness.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus).
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Sustainable Fisheries GIT is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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