Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist, Oakland, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist

United States of America - California

Oakland

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist - Climate Change Specialist for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Works with a team of engineers, scientists, and sustainability planners to support climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and adaptation strategies, focusing on natural systems and habitats, that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature

  • Provide nature-based restoration and green infrastructure solutions to sea level rise and other climate resiliency projects

  • Act as technical resource in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with climate change ecology

  • Exhibit a broad understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning with respect to natural resources

  • Conduct field site visits and biological and ecological surveys to collect relevant data

  • Coauthor planning documents, technical reports, environmental permit applications, and data entry

  • Accompany senior staff to client meetings and serve as technical liaison to other team members

  • Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities

  • Manage tasks and ensure that task-related work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget

  • Serve as Deputy Project Manager on project work, assisting with project budget, milestone, and timeline management

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, or Natural Resources related field

  • 2+ years of experience in environmental planning, natural resources permitting, or restoration ecology, including working knowledge of the federal and state Endangered Species Act

  • 1+ year of consulting experience working in fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Working knowledge of climate change and ecological impacts to habitats and systems

  • Ability to communicate and translate science to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in climate ecology-related field (e.g. Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources with emphasis in climate change related science)

  • 2+ years experience in climate change area

  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ESA, 1600 LSAA, 401/404 CWA permitting

  • Statistical modeling in R; ability to work independently in R

  • Coastal adaptation and restoration ecology experience

  • California coastline and California Delta climate change ecology experience

  • Wildlife corridors experience with relation to landscape and climate change

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189779BR

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Title: Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Reference Code: EPA-Water-2018-439

The opportunity details can be found:

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-Water-2018-439

Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Organization

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reference Code

EPA-Water-2018-439 

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to EPArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Description

The participant will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through research and analysis with the Health and Ecological Criteria Division; Office of Science and Technology; Office of Water.  Research and analysis experience will be focused on investigating and evaluating water related environmental challenges and identifying the scientific studies that need to be done address them.  The participant will also have the opportunity to research voluntary environmental program design, marketing, and implementation.  The participant will learn to synthesize and clearly communicate science issues and research findings.  The project will provide excellent exposure to a broad range of water environment science, research, science-based decision making, and networks that will advance the research project and deepen the participant’s essential research and science communication skills.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.  The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and is contingent on the availability of funds.  The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.  Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program.  The appointment is full-time in the Washington, DC area.  Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications

Applicants must have received a master’s degree in in environmental science (including: aquatic toxicology, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, ecological risk assessment, biogeochemistry, etc.), environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental studies, environmental public policy or a related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s): 
    • Earth and Geosciences (1 )
    • Engineering (1 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 )

Faculty Positions at Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a mid-sized institution of about 9000 students located in a suburban setting in Providence.  We service a diverse student population, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college.  As a small state in New England, Rhode Island has much to offer with proximity to beaches, wooded areas, and the cultural and academic resources found in Providence and nearby Boston and New York.

Attached are job descriptions for the following, one position is for a cell biologist while the other position calls for someone with training in anatomy and/or physiology.  Although the successful candidate is expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates and Master’s students, the primary focus of this position is education. Both of the positions start in August 2018 and interested applicants may apply through the RIC website (https://employment.ric.edu/).  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.  The closing date for applications is December 15, 2017.

For questions please contact: Dana Kolibachuk at dkolibachuk@ric.edu

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Geoscience Workforce Program Internship Opportunity- Fall 2017

Resumes and cover letters for this position are due on July 31, 2017 to workforce@agiweb.org.

2017 Fall Data Internship

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall on various research and analysis projects.

Tasks include:

·       Quality control of new data

·       Data entry

·       Data collection

·       Database management

·       Data analysis and aggregation

·       Some statistical analysis depending on skills

·       Managing the “Life as a Geoscientist” photo contest

·       Working within social media outreach and website design

This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and/or database management.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend.  The preferred starting date would be towards the beginning of September.  The internship is located at the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed.

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email to workforce@agiweb.org, with the subject heading “Fall Workforce Data Internship.”

All applications must be received by July 31, 2017. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Wilson, Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst, at cwilson@americangeosciences.org.

The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator, based in Missoula

The National Wildlife Federation’s Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region is recruiting a conservation all-star to serve as our Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator, based in Missoula.  We’re seeking a talented conservation professional with great communication skills and enthusiasm to strengthen our advocacy programs throughout the region, with special emphasis in Montana, the High Divide, and the North Cascades. This position includes diverse responsibilities for developing and engaging in advocacy and outreach—collaborating with our state affiliates, NWF colleagues, and other conservation partners. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with strong backgrounds and professional networks in wildlife conservation science, but qualified applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

 

Please find application here :  https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/558963.html. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and anticipate scheduling interviews and making a hiring decision in June.

 

Anyone wishing to learn more can check out NWF website and Facebook page.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) opportunity

Opportunity: Water Quality Standards Uses, Antidegradation and Variances

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reference Code: EPA Water 2017-412

The Standards and Health Protection Division directs the national water programs for water quality standards (WQS) to protect the quality of lakes, rivers, estuaries and other water bodies, and advisories for safe fishing and swimming. The ORISE participant will be trained in the Division’s National Branch (NB), one of the two Branches in the Division that work on water quality standards. NB develops policy, guidance, and technical documents to assist states in implementing their water quality standards programs. These policies, guidance documents, and technical documents focus on protecting high quality waters, establishing goal uses for surface waters, and implementing water quality criteria (i.e., amount of pollutant(s) allowed in the waterbody.

The applicant will learn to provide science and policy analysis on water quality standards program issues that have national implications, particularly those pertaining to uses for surface waters, antidegradation and WQS variances. This would include research and development of pertinent technical and policy materials. The applicant would participate in planning and executing the WQS Academy which is held twice a year (https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-academy). The applicant would also be involved in revising, issuing and communicating EPA’s primary guidance on WQS: the WQS Handbook (https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-handbook).

The participant will be part of a multi-disciplinary and/or cross-program team on any given project or issue. The participant will be involved in a range of activities that support EPA’s Water Quality Standards Program, with a particular emphasis on national policies on designated uses, antidegradation components of WQS and WQS variances. The participant will be trained to: (1) produce policy reports and technical documents related to water quality standards issues that have national implications; (2)  develop and deliver training programs for states or tribes on the Water Quality Standards Program including the popular WQS Academy classroom sessions; (3) assemble data and information and developing materials and concerning biological, chemical, and other scientific aspects of the Water Quality Standards Program; and/or, (4) coordinate with other offices in the Office of Water to support policy and technical analyses related to uses, antidegradation and WQS variances; (5) contribute to the development and communication of national WQS Program guidance, in the form of the WQS Handbook, in coordination with internal and external WQS counterparts.

The participant will learn about the role of water quality standards in achieving the goals of the Clean Water Act, and the relationship between standards and related core Clean Water Act programs such as the CWA 402 NPDES permit program and the CWA 303(d) listing and TMDL programs. In addition, the participant will gain familiarity with relevant EPA regulations and guidance documents. The project will provide excellent exposure to:  (1) a broad range of water pollution control technical and policy issues; (2) the process of applying technical data and information to policy development; (3) interpretation of Clean Water Act statutory and regulatory language and its application to state-specific water quality standards proposals and submissions; and (4) synthesizing technical and policy information for presentation to EPA senior managers and appropriate stakeholder groups, including honing the skill of communicating complex scientific or technical information to a non-technical audience. (5) coordinating both within EPA and with regional and external counterparts to develop and disseminate information on national WQS policy.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.

 

More details about the position, and information on how to apply, can be found at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3295.

 

For more information please contact:

Jennifer Brundage (MEES 2010 grad)

Regional Branch

Standards and Health Protection Division| Office of Science and Technology

|Office of Water U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

202-566-1265

 

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is currently hiring a two-year Outreach Manager position. https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/3903 Applications are due Sunday May 21.

 

ALLARM has a 31 year history with aquatic citizen science, also known as volunteer monitoring. ALLARM’s Outreach Manager responsibilities are three fold:

1) Cultivate and maintain relationships with regional communities interested in volunteer monitoring;

2) Maintain ALLARM’s print, social media, and web site outreach; and

3) Integrate Dickinson College students into ALLARM’s community-based outreach by building their skills to be effective community communicators.

 

For more information about ALLARM: www.dickinson.edu/allarm

For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program and database: http://allarmwater.org

 

The position offers competitive benefits and a salary in the $35K range. Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Nitrogen Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Postdoc, University of Basel, Switzerland

We are looking for a postdoc (24 to 36 months) with expertise and interest
in nitrogen stable isotope biogeochemistry. The postdoc project is part of
a larger collaboration (SNF Sinergia program) between the University of
Basel, the Eawag, and the Empa. The postdoc will be located in Basel and
will focus on the dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotope effects in partial
nitritation-anammox systems.

This postdoctoral research project will use a combination of dissolved
inorganic nitrogen isotopic and molecular techniques applied mostly to
samples from bioreactor experiments. The work on N and O isotope effects
and the controls on isotope fractionation during N cycling reactions in
nitritation-anammox bioreactors, under controlled environmental conditions.
The planned experiments are expected to advance our understanding of N and
O isotope signatures of anammox in natural environments, as well as to
verify the use of NOx N and O isotope measurements for process control
during autotrophic nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment systems.

Qualifications: Background in Biogeochemistry/Environmental
Sciences/Geosciences/Chemistry; laboratory experience in stable isotope
geochemistry; experience with DIN isotope measurements will be an asset.

For more information on our research group see https://biogeochem.duw.
unibas.ch/home/ or contact me directly.

Best,
Moritz
______________________________________________
Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann
Dean of Research
Faculty of Science (Phil.-Natw. Fakult?t)
University of Basel


Aquatic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
University of Basel
Bernoullistrasse 30
CH-4056 Basel
Telephone +41-61-2073616 
Fax: ++41/61/207 04 79 
E-mail: moritz.lehmann@unibas.ch

http://biogeochem.duw.unibas.ch
http://www.philnat.unibas.ch
http://www.unibas.ch

Water Resources Program Manager, Department of Ecology, Washington State

The Water Quality Program <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wqhome.html> at the Washington State Department of Ecology is looking to fill the Water Resources Program Manager (EMS Band 3) position at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA <http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/>.

We're looking for an experienced leader to manage our Water Resources Program. The Program Manager serves as a principal advisor, decision-maker and spokesperson in carrying out the responsibilities of the program. Washington has seen increased demand for water supplies to accommodate population growth and economic development. Demand has also been coupled with concern for how climate change will impact water supplies.

This is an exciting and challenging position for a proven leader. It's an opportunity to become part of a dynamic executive leadership team that engages federal, state, local, tribal, citizen, elected official and environmental group interests to create innovative partnerships.  It is through these partnerships that we pursue our commitment to meeting current water needs and ensuring future water availability for people, fish and the natural environment.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please see the full job announcement at: Water Resources Program Manager<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1680755/water-resources-program-manager-ems-band-3?department%5b0%5d=Dept.%20of%20Ecology&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs>

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov<http://www.ecy.wa.gov/> and check us out on

Twitter<http://twitter.com/ecologywa>,

Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/EcologyWA>,

Instagram<http://instagram.com/ecologywa> or our blog <http://ecologywa.blogspot.com/>

Faculty Positions in Ocean Dynamics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

The Department of Physical Oceanography (DPO) at Xiamen University (XMU) invites applications for full-time tenured faculty positions. The rank of the appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in physical oceanography or closely related fields is required on the date of appointment. We seek physical oceanographers who study fundamental aspects of ocean dynamics. The applicants' tools and methods may be theoretical, computational or observational, with potential to establish vigorous research programs grounded in geophysical fluid dynamics. The specific focus of the applicants? research may be on any natural geophysical scale, from micro-scale turbulent mixing to global ocean circulation and climate. Applicants with interdisciplinary view and interests are particularly welcomed, and are expected to effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues within XMU, such as in the College of Ocean and Earth Sciences (http://coe.xmu.edu.cn/) and the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (http://mel.xmu.edu.cn). The successful applicants should be willing to actively engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references, to Dr. Zhiyu Liu (zyliu@xmu.edu.cn) or MS. Jun Fan (fj@xmu.edu.cn).

Xiamen University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from outstanding persons of any race, gender and background.

Postdoc, Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg

A DFG funded one year post-doc position (TV-L 13, 100%, 39 hours/week) is open at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (UHH) for a project titled "Sea ice dispersion using Lagrangian dynamics: a dynamical systems study". A brief summary of the project and information on how to apply is here:

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/15-03-17--89.pdf 

Deadline for application is March 15, 2017.
Please, get in touch with Gualtiero Badin for more information.

Gualtiero Badin
Junior Professor
Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg
Bundesstr. 53
20146 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 42838-5656
https://sites.google.com/site/gualtierobadin/ <https://webmail.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/services/go.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fgualtierobadin%2F&_t=1488543648&_h=W2DwqwWRf4v245zKA0X01Bb2YSQ>

Coastal Climate Specialist, MD Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant is pleased to announce an opening in our extension program for a coastal climate specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in working across science, government, and communities to provide problem-solving assistance to decision-makers and communities.

Joining our talented team of extension experts in water resources, the new position will be expected to develop and lead programming focusing on issues facing coastal communities in Maryland.

The position announcement with details of the job can be found at http://agnr.umd.edu/careers/jobs/agent-associate-maryland-sea-grant-coastal-climate-specialist.

A master’s degree is a minimum requirement, applicants holding a PhD are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland provides an excellent benefits package with this position.

For best consideration please apply by April 30, 2017. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Postdoc, University of Michigan

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to participate on a NASA-funded project to understand the role of soil moisture in controlling carbon and energy fluxes.  The position will be based at the University of Michigan in the Climate and Space Science and Engineering department, and the postdoctoral researcher will work jointly with Professor Allison Steiner and Professor Gretchen Keppel-Aleks.  The project will use recently acquired data from the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) satellite to investigate the coupling of water and carbon, as limited by soil moisture, in the global climate system, with a specific focus on the temperate-to-boreal transition region of the Northern Hemisphere.  The project will use global climate model (the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)) with SMAP satellite-derived data to investigate model simulations of root zone soil moisture, including its role on the spatial and seasonal variations of soil moisture and surface fluxes.

Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science, or other aspects of environmental science and engineering.  Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative skills and a successful publication record. Programming experience with a global climate model is required, with preference towards experience with the NCAR CESM and the NCAR land surface model (Community Land Model).

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility for extension to a second year. Please send a C.V., a cover letter detailing research interests, and the names of three references to Allison Steiner, alsteiner@umich.edu <mailto:alsteiner@umich.edu>

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science or other aspects of environmental science and engineering
Programming experience with a global climate model
Data visualization experience with NCL, IDL or Matlab
Desired Qualifications

Strong publication record
Experience with the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Experience with the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM)
U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137640/research_fellow

Marine Biologist(s), City of San Diego

City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department, Environmental Monitoring & Technical Services Division

The City of San Diego is looking to fill one to two (1-2) permanent marine biologist positions with its Marine Biology Laboratory and Ocean Monitoring Program. The recruitment period for these positions is scheduled for February 24 – March 6, 2017. Interested parties should visit the City’s job website (www.sandiego.gov/empopp) during this timeframe for detailed information and requirements, and to submit their materials via the City’s online application process. 

General Job Description:

These are entry-level professional positions in the City of San Diego’s “Marine Biologist” series. Marine Biologists are responsible for conducting the City’s Ocean Monitoring Program to meet regulatory permit requirements for the discharge of wastewater to the Pacific Ocean via the Point Loma and South Bay Ocean Outfalls. Main duties include performing ocean field sampling operations, ocean outfall inspections, laboratory sample processing and analysis, database and information management, GIS analysis, spatial mapping, axonomic identification of marine invertebrates and fishes, bioaccumulation studies, analysis of environmental monitoring data (e.g., water quality, sediment quality, invertebrate and fish community assessments,  contaminant bioaccumulation in fishes), writing and producing technical regulatory reports, and performing

other tasks as required. Marine Biology personnel are presently organized into four principal work groups: 1) Assessment and Reporting, 2) Information Management, 3) Ocean Operations, and 4) Taxonomy. Marine Biologists assigned to one group, however, may be required to assist with other parts of the program as needed. Consequently, preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience who can work across groups. Additional openings may become available in any of the work groups, and qualified candidates from this recruitment will likely be used to fill future vacancies. Thus, anyone interested in becoming a Marine Biologist with the City over the next 1-2 years is encouraged to apply. For additional information on job duties and qualifications, please visit the website listed above.

Present Salary Range: 

$3,913 – $4,720 per month (Marine Biologist I series, entry level)

$4,493 – $5,463 per month (Marine Biologist II series)

Questions/Additional Information:

Ami Latker, Search Committee Chair, Email: alatker@sandiego.gov

Timothy D. Stebbins, Ph.D., Senior Marine Biologist, Email: tstebbins@sandiego.gov

Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator, Multi-NGO Project

Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator

DESCRIPTION

This role will serve as the core project coordinator of a multi-NGO Seafood Traceability Collaboration. The NGOs involved in the Seafood Traceability Collaboration are FishWise (FW), Future of Fish (FoF), Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

This collaboration is a novel and innovative way of combining efforts of our four NGOs to work across the entire ecosystems of stakeholders necessary to build widespread adoption of traceability in the global seafood sector. Our work engages representatives from every supply chain node, vendors building the technology solutions, government agencies, and the nonprofit entities promoting traceability for the sake of conservation. Our work digs into both the system conditions that enable or derail traceability, as well as into the thinking and plans of those individual companies looking to adopt traceability solutions and make traceability commitments.

This role will involve managing the coordination across our four NGOs where activities are owned by individual NGOs but close collaboration is needed to collectively execute the overall grant. The project coordinator will be expected to help keep the collaboration organized, on track, and communications flowing to help facilitate successful collaboration between the NGOs.

The project coordinator will be housed at Future of Fish but will work to serve the Collaboration as a whole and will have his/her performance evaluated by the Collaboration Steering Committee.

Future of Fish is a virtual team with staff working remotely from locations throughout the US. The Collaboration is located across several time zones – specifically the Pacific and Eastern time zones and so the coordinator will be expected to be flexible in their schedule.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As the project coordinator, your responsibilities are to:

• Organize monthly Collaboration calls and additional Collaboration calls as needed

• Schedule and organize the Collaboration’s in-person quarterly meetings and relatedlogistics

• Attend and take minutes at all Collaboration in-person meetings and calls

• Travel to all quarterly in-person Collaboration meetings, in-person meetings with eachNGO, and to conferences where the Collaboration as a whole is presenting on its work

• Work with the Collaboration NGOs and/or facilitator(s) to develop call and meetingagendas

• Track progress on Collaboration projects and deliver regular updates to group

• Identify overlaps and risks in Collaboration project work and ensure the Collaboration is coordinating on those overlaps

• Manage grant reporting process and deliverables

• Utilize Collaboration management tools (e.g. Trello) to keep information and resources up to date and organized

• Oversee budget for meeting spaces, catering, facilitator, etc.

• Organize, assign, and follow-up on all next steps resulting from calls/meetings

• As assigned, manage coordination and production of joint Collaboration products, such as joint communications to the Collaboration Advisory Committee, joint announcements, etc.

• Identify challenges as they arise and help the Collaboration co-create solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher

• 2+ years working in fisheries, marine conservation, the seafood industry, or other related field

• 3+ years of related project coordination

• Strong MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint user

• Excellent interpersonal, communications, and writing skills

• Able to work and excel on a diversity of tasks. (e.g., writing, coordinating logistics, developing spreadsheets, setting agendas, etc.)

• High level of professionalism, collaborative spirit, and maintains a positive attitude

• Self-starter and ability to learn and expand knowledge on their own

• Highly organized and attention to detail

• Strong record of working closely with clients and partners and understanding their needs

• Ability to recognize vagueness and working to resolve it

• Ability to take complexity and break it down in manageable tasks

• Ability to design processes and systems to accomplish project work and ensure accountability

• Experience working independently and also as part of a fast-paced team environment

THE SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY COLLABORATION

The areas of leadership and expertise by organization follow:

FishWise is a leading NGO partner to North American retailers and distributors on sustainability, traceability, and human rights in seafood. As an early expert organization working on traceability, FishWise plays a critical role in connecting and convening a network of companies, nonprofits, and policymakers involved in key traceability projects and precompetitive collaborations. FishWise’s contributions to the space include integrating traceability and human rights into seafood sustainability discussions, equipping the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions with the tools and resources they need to promote traceability, working with U.S. companies to implement ambitious but achievable traceability and social commitments, and creating tools and resources to improve traceability implementation by the industry and advance stakeholders’ shared understanding of traceability. Core competencies: Strong private sector leader relationships, trusted advisor to many stakeholders and within the Conversation Alliance, ‘real-world’ traceability implementation experience, and strong understanding of supply chain barriers to traceability.

Future of Fish is a design process expert driving collaboration, prototyping and storytelling. Its pilot project work has led it to become one of the most granular players in understanding technology deployment in the field and the technical stuck points in that process. It has also built unique relationships with technology vendors to allow them to coordinate their voice and support of a growing and more rationalized demand. FoF’s specific achievements include developing precompetitive technology vendor initiatives, refining the business case for traceability at all levels of the supply chain, and creating compelling education tools for the NGO sector. Core competencies: Deep technology knowledge, in-field technology deployment experience, ethnographic research & analysis, ability to convene and support cross-sector collaboration, design process expertise and innovation process leader.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is an internationally renowned institute for food traceability. It is a center at the Institute of Food Technologists, a membership organization of scientists involved in food systems and production. The organization brings unparalleled insights about technology application and transparency adoption in other food systems and supply chains. Their experience in navigating and catalyzing other industry transformation informs our perspectives on what is necessary and what is possible.They are experts in both traceability “rollout,” as well as the strategy (and execution) of building industry wide training and standards dissemination. GFTC has been a co-leader of the Global Dialogue. Core competencies: Insight into and experience working with science-based traceability across multiple food sectors; Expertise in industry transformation and the tactics to accomplish it

World Wildlife Fund is a global conservation NGO that, through its policy level leadership and on-the-ground partnerships, creates connective tissue between the business and nonprofits worlds to align and work toward conservation goals together. WWF has both on-the-ground fisheries work and extensive seafood industry partnerships in multiple countries. WWF has created a “Traceability Principles” manifesto to align the NGO world around traceability, and has piloted the development of supply chain risk assessment and traceability benchmarking tools. It is also a coleader in the Global Dialogues. Core competencies: On-the-ground partnership and execution in the field; in-country expertise in partner recruitment and management; business lens and perspective.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a cover letter (with monthly rate requirements) and CV to Cheryl Chen, Future of Fish - Operations Director (cchen@futureoffish.org) by Friday February 24 2017. This position will be a full-time limited term independent contractor position to June 2018 with possible extension if additional funding is secured.

The anticipated start date of the contract would be March 13, 2017 and will require the contractor to attend a meeting in Boston from March 22-23rd.