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    Job Opening: Chesapeake Bay Program Habitat Goal Team Staffer

    Chesapeake Research Consortium
    Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position in support of the Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program Habitat Goal Implementation 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 Habitat Goal Implementation Team (HGIT).  The purpose of the HGIT 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 HGIT, 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, 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 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.
    Announcement Close date is June 21, 2015.

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