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.Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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.