Dive Safety Officer Position

Dive Safety Officer

Company: California Science Center


With a visit to Ecosystems, guests discover amazing environments from the familiar to the fantastic, and find out how the physical and living worlds affect—and in some ways, define—each other. Ecosystems includes an 188,000 gallon kelp tank populated with live kelp, fish, and other marine life. Exhibits related to marine life require the support of many people including husbandry, life support and diving professionals. The Dive Safety Officer (DSO) is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Foundation’s Dive and Boat Safety program. The DSO oversees the Foundation’s dive team, including paid staff and volunteers. The DSO ensures compliance with Cal OSHA and AAUS regulations including maintenance of all scuba systems and related records. The DSO oversees the required training of staff/volunteers participating in any dive operations (e.g., first aid, CPR, O2, rescue, etc.). The DSO oversees and coordinates all dive-related in-house, on-water, and waterfront conservation and collection operations. The DSO maintains the Foundation’s vessel and ensures compliance. With the Director of Aquatic Husbandry, the DSO negotiates service, equipment, and maintenance contracts, and assists in developing and managing the operating budget for the department.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years in a similar role with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience in an AZA-accredited public aquarium or zoological facility preferred. Must have fieldwork experience supervising scientific/technical and recreational divers.
  • Experience in dive program development, outreach, and recruitment preferred.
  • Must be a qualified AAUS Scientific Diver and possess certifications and extensive experience training dive emergency response at the Recreational Instructor and DAN DFA Pro Instructor levels.
  • Emergency Medical Technician and Dive Medical Technician certifications preferred.
  • Must have PSI visual inspector and applicable gear repair certifications. Experience and certification with OTS underwater communication systems equipment is highly desirable.
  • Must have experience operating boats including vessel/trailer transport, vessel launching/handling, open water diving operations and boating training, safety and emergency procedures.
  • Must be able to dive regularly in tanks and open-ocean, as well as, transport dive equipment to and from remote access points over rugged terrain.
  • Must possess the physical abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 75lbs on occasion.
  • Must be able and willing to work effectively in outdoor, wet, rainy, and cold weather conditions.
  • Must be able to maintain all certifications and requirements for the position, including swim tests and dive physicals (chest radiographs as needed). Ability to dive is an essential function of the position.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license with a clean record and be insurable to drive a Foundation vehicle.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with, supervise, motivate, and train staff/volunteers and work cohesively in a team environment.
  • Must possess exceptional organizational skills.


  • Develop and implement safety protocols in adherence with the guidelines of AAUS and Cal/OSHA by writing SOPs and Dive Safety Manuals.
  • Manage and ensure that all staff and volunteer divers perform in accordance with safety protocols, ensuring appropriate training occurs in a timely manner, reviewing and approving dive and float plans, and supervising dive staff.
  • Manage and verify routine maintenance of all diving records for staff and volunteer divers, dive gear, and collecting equipment, in alignment with established industry standards.
  • Prepare clear and concise annual/monthly audits of dive program records in order to ensure compliance and quickly address issues.
  • Operate boat, coordinating and supervising boat training, waterfront and on-water dive operations in compliance with regulations.
  • Supervise dive team, made up of Assistant Dive Safety Officer(s) and Dive Technician(s).
  • Work respectfully with a diverse team of staff and volunteer divers to foster teamwork and ensure efforts are aligned with department goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams, departments, and groups within the California Science Center and externally to achieve and maintain safe, respectful, and productive operations.
  • Coordinate and chair Diving Control Board meetings.
  • Develop and implement outreach and volunteer recruitment programs.
  • Foster working relationships with other institutions and organizations.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Contact Information

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Target to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to: HR@cscmail.org or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept., 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

North America Policy Director, SCB

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of conservation professionals with over 4,000 members (resource manager,s educators, government and private conservation workers, informed members of the public, and students) dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's Biological diversity.  More information about SCB can be found at:  www.conbio.org

SCB seeks a North American Policy Director (PD) to play two critical roles: (1) to advance the policy work of the North America Section in bringing conservation science to bear on the section's property policy initiatives, by means of outreach to agency and legislative staff, the scientific community, and the general public; and (2) to empower SCB's members by providing them with the information and skills necessary to influence the policy process themselves.  

The full job description can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/1dSOhXh

More information on the North America Section Policy Priorities here: http://www.conbio.org/images/content_about_scb/NAPS_Program_Description.pdf

The North American Policy Director is responsible for coordinating al of SCB's policy activities in the U.S. and Canada, is expected to maintain an office in the Executive Office of SCB in Washington, D.C. This position require experience in communications, building professional relationships with legislative and executive branches in Washington D.C., as well as administrative agencies working in conservation policy and management, and working with Canadian conservation scientists. 


  • Lead the North American Section of SCB by prioritizing pending policy issues that warrant scientific involvement.  The North American Policy Director will work with SCB leadership to crag and implement official responses to such issues. 
  • Work with SCB leadership and members to develop proactive policy initiatives that emerge from conservation science, such as commenting on federal rule making, providing expert witness testimony, briefing legislators and staffs, and creating background documents for use by policy-makers. 
  • Explore and enhance opportunities for collaborative activities with other scientific societies and nongovernmental organizations. 
  • Design and implement mechanisms to keep SCB members apprised of North American conservation policy issues, and enable the membership to engage in policy through training opportunities and web-based policy tools.
  • Communicate regularly with SCB members and provide training opportunities at conferences and on-site in Washington D.C.


  • Master's degree or law degree in conservation law, public policy, environmental policy, or closely related field.  Five to seven years of experience working in environmental policy, law, advocacy, or communications. 
  • Demonstrated ability to complete high-quality, original written work product on issues relating to environmental policy. 
  • Experience in fund-raising. 
  • Working knowledge of conservation science and ability to communicate with conservation researchers on policy implications. 
  • Successful track record conceiving and implementing policy activities, building partnerships among NGO's, professional societies, and working directly with federal/state lawmakers. 
  • Excellent written communication, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking. 
  • Working Conditions/Physical Effort - Work require only minor physical exertion and /or strain; ability to work under stress during workload periods; occasional travel. 


  • Salary commensurate with expertise and experience
  • Benefits include health/dental/vision, vacation and sick leave
  • SCB is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity and participates in a 401k retirement plan.


Applicants should send cover letter and resume via email to : Search Committee, Society for Conservation Biology, lkrizel@conbio.org. Applications should be received by February 28, 2014. 

Please indicate salary expectations in your core letter. 

Please use "SCB North America Policy Director Application" as the subject line of all emails retailed to this employment opportunity.  Applicants who successfully advance to the first round of interview will be asked for two references and a writing sample. No phone calls, principals only. 

Lecturer - Environmental Science and Policy Program (UMD)

Lecturer-Environmental Science and Policy Program
University of Maryland, College Park 


  • Tech four, three credit, transdisciplinary courses each academic year, two per semester, in the areas of (1) oceans and marine systems, (2) freshwater resources, (3) quantitative environmental assessment and data management, (4) advanced environmental policy analysis, and (5) the core ENSP curriculum in rotation with other program faculty, as needed. 
  • Develop formal, ongoing internship agreements for ENSP majors with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private firms in the National Capital region and elsewhere in the United States and around the world. 


  • Ph.D. in environmental policy, science, or a closely related field. 
  • MS, MPP, or JD in a field closely related to environmental science, policy or law.
  • Extensive knowledge of ocean and freshwater systems, particularly from the perspectives of the natural sciences and environmental policy or law. 
  • At least one year of college-level teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in the classroom. 
  • Professional experience in the field of environmental science or policy with a government agency, non-governmental organization, or private firm
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 


  • Knowledge of environmental modeling, data management, and quantitative assessments of environmental change and quality. 
  • Familiarity with transdisciplinary ways of knowing and teaching, and their relationship to the sustainability of natural waters and environmental systems.. 


  • Go to: https://ejobs.umd.edu
  • Select: Faculty
  • Search for position number: 02041126
  • For best consideration, apply by: MARCH 1, 2014

Sea Turtle Lighting Specialist Positon Opening: Volusia County, FL, USA

The County of Volusia's Environmental Management Division is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Sea Turtle Lighting Specialist to work in the Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan Program.  This position is 40 hr/week, contract position. 

Major duties include:
Conduct lighting inspections from the beach at night; complete compliance enforcement actions including all associated documentation according to a chain of procedures; conduct plan reviews for compliance with the ordinance; provide constructive public relations; provide project leadership for innovative lighting solutions; research and write grant proposals; work a flexible schedule; cary out other duties associated with and in support of Volusia Country Sea Turtle Lighting Ordinance and Health Conservation Plan. 

Illustrative duties: 
(The following are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work perofrmed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position).  

  • Investigates complaints regarding violations of environmental codes or ordinances. 
  • Advises property owners of potential violations and feasible methods of correcting the violations.
  • Documents all activities and, when necessary, acts as prosecution witness to resolve violations. 
  • Prepares daily reports, summarizes, and recommends appropriate action to be taken. 
  • Assists in surveys by obtaining and recording essential information and collecting documentation for case files. 
  • Operaties field equipment for job functions. 

Minimum requirements: 
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Forestry, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering or related field.  A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum education to include: at least four (4) years of environmental management experience. The preferred applicant will be self motivated; have knowledge of basic sea turtle biology and the harmful effects that artificial light causes to wildlife; have at least one (1) year of experience conducting sea turtle lighting inspections; have grant writing, night time photography, and proficient computer skills.  Must possess a valid Florida's Driver's License and have experience driving ATV's and 4-wheel drive vehicles.  Applicant must be able to work evening hours to conduct night inspections for lighting compliance throughout the year and must be detail oriented. 

Salary: $15.00/per hour
The positon is 40 hr/week, contract position.  The person will be hired though a staffing service agency.  This position does not provide any County benefits.  

Application submittal:
A business style writing sample must be submitted with your application.  The sample should be in letter, informational, or research summary format and be no longer than one page. 

Resume, writing sample and a list of at least three (3) references must be submitted to Jennifer Winters, Habitat Conservation Plan Program Manager, Environmental Management Division, County of Volusia, 440 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 or via email at jwinters@volusia.org.

Applications must be received by November 19, 2013 at 5:00pm.

Volusia County is a drug free workplace.  A background check and county-sponsored physical will be required. 


Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical and professional journals and manuals, reports, blueprints, legal documents. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Ability to speak publicly and extemporaneously on technical subjects. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to analyze data
and develop conclusions.

Physical Demands: Light work. Ability to traverse uneven and/or wet ground. Ability to see: Distance vision, Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point) Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), hear, talk, feel, kneel, reach, balance and climb.

Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. Exposure to inclement weather including humidity, heat, rain, cold, dust, mildew, noise, and bright light.

Stacey Bell
County of Volusia Environmental Management
Beach Habitat Conservation Plan Field Manager
440 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114
(386) 238-4716
(386) 238-4772 (fax)


Faculty Positions in Earth Science at UC Riverside

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, is fortunate to be hiring new tenure-track faculty members in three areas: Biogeochemical Modeling,  Neotectonics, and High Resolution Records of Cenozoic Climatic and Environmental Change. The details of the three positions can be found on our Department website at: http://earthscience.ucr.edu/jobs.html

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and supports dual career couples.


Colby College, 2 one-year Faculty Fellowships in Environmental Studies

Colby College is conducting two one-year Faculty Fellow searches in Environmental Studies.  These positions will beginSeptember 1, 2014. The Environmental Studies Program is a strategic priority of the College and we are eager to attract highly qualified and motivated candidates to fill these positions.   The attached advertisements are for one-year sabbatical replacement positions in (1) international environmental policy and (2) marine conservation and policy.  Please see attached documents for more information 

International Environmental Policy

Marine Conservation and Policy  

Hourly Research Position- SESYNC

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), a National Science Foundation-funded research center at the University of Maryland, seeks to hire an hourly researcher to assist with literature review.  The successful candidate will work with Center Director Margaret Palmer to search and summarize literature.  The duration of this position will be for a minimum of four months (now until February 2014), full- or part-time.  The work can be done from any location.  

Strong writing skills, expertise with electronic library resources, background in ecological/environmental science with preference for aquatic systems or ecological restoration. For more information see: http://www.sesync.org/careers/lit-researcher


Climate Change and Mosquito Dynamics GRA Position

A Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) is available to assist in a study on the effect of climate change on the ecological dynamics of mosquito Aides aegypti , the most important vector of urban human disease.  The work explores how changes in temperature and increases in the need for people in developing world cities to store water influence A. aegypti  populations.  The work involves synthesis of a longitudinal dataset on A. aegypti  (adult size, recruitment, spatial patterns, and habitat feature) with remotely sensed bio-physical and climate imagery, and surveys of human water management practices and perceptions toward water insecurity.  The assistantship may result in co-authorship on publication; candidate need not be in Annapolis full time. 

Experience working with databases and GIS required; Experience with statistical and ecological modeling preferred.  The application must be in, or eligible for acceptance into, a University of Maryland Graduate Program.  For more information: see http://www.sesync.org/careers/mosquito-gra   

Citizen Science Coordinator IS 7 - The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Citizen Science Coordinator IS 7 ($42,209 per yr plus benefits)
Non-federal positon
Position open immediately until filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

Based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), a research institute of the Smithsonian Institution located in Edgewater, MD, approx. 26 miles east of Washington DC and 5 miles south of Annapolis at a modern laboratory and office complex on 2,650 acres of land surrounding the Rhode River subestuary of the Chesapeake Bay. 
Website: www.serc.si.edu

The Coordinator will develop and establish Citizen Science program requirements, annual operating budgets and to recruit, train, and manage public participants in environmental research projects.  Duties also include: 

  • Coordination and conduct of onsite and off-site programs for the general public.  Incumbent will conceive, design, implement and evaluate specific outreach programs within the overall framework of the Citizen Science Program, including distance learning programs, demonstrations, and exhibitions for the general public which interpret and communicate current ecological issues and environmental research conducted at SERC.  Serves as the interface with scientific researchers to interpret and coordinate environmental science concepts and methods for non-scientists of various ages and backgrounds.  
  • Assists with conduct of carious environmental science projects to facilitate research conducted by citizen volunteers, interns and students, and teams of scientists and educators.  This include prolonged field work in various ecosystems from urban and agricultural systems to forests, wetlands, and estuaries.  
  • Coordination and organization of workshops and conferences to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize aspects of issues in environmental science.  This include attending workshops, conferences and fairs to disseminate SERC's materials and program information, as well as communicating with carious other organizations.  
  • Coordination of various promotion events and activities, such as tours, lectures, open house, demonstrations & exhibits, designed to increase program visibility and strength as well as to engage, recruit and train participants in Citizen Science and other education or outreach projects.  Assisting the SERC Directorate in assuring that there is adequate funding to support the Citizen Science Program.  This is accomplished by providing assistance in the setting of participant fees and/or in the preparing of grant proposals and fund-raising materials.  Assures that Citizen Science Program projects and goals are closely coordinated and aligned with the Directorate's administrative objectives and strategic plan for public outreach and for scientific research.   

In addition to working closely with the public across a diverse range of ages and socio-economic backgrounds, the position requires working with a team of principal investigators, educators, technicians, undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists.  

Major projects of environmental science include such diverse topics as: Urban ecology; watershed dynamics, wetlands and water quality; forest ecology; estuarine and fishers ecology; and archeology. 

Desired Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Master's degree in conservation biology and policy, or similar education ad training in environmental sciences, with formal understanding of the principles of environmental sciences, including but are not limited to such areas as biology, chemistry, ecology, aquatic and marine sciences, geology, geography, and anthropology. 
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds to promote volunteerism - "a people person."  
  • Experience in techniques of planning, directing, and coordination public outreach programs.  
  • A professional commitment to program development and administration for citizen science.  
  • Knowledge of educational teaching methods and strategies for various age levels.  
  • Working knowledge of computer programs for word processors, data files, email access, and web browsers is necessary . 
  • Skill in English composition and editing of written materials.  
  • Ability to work as a team member.  
  • Demonstrated initiative, independence and responsible maturity.  


Applications should include: (1) cover letter that clearly describes your work experience, education and training as it relates to be desired qualifications and of this announcement; (2) a resume; and (3) photocopy of college transcripts.
Applications should be sent by email to CitiSciCoordinator@si.edu or by postal mail to Citizen Science Coordinator, PO Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 20137-0028 USA. 

Wildlife or Fisheries Ecotoxicologist

The Department of Natural Resources & the Environment and the Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering at the University of Connecticut seek applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position, to begin 23 August 2014 (http://ecotoxicology.uconn.edu ). 

We seek a collaborative & multidisciplinary candidate, whose research & teaching focus on field and laboratory measurement of ecotoxicological data as it relates to wildlife or fisheries sciences.  Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise.  Doctoral degree required at the time of appointment; post-doctiral experience preferred.  Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  More information is available at the above website. 

Applicants should visit Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu to upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, statements describing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information of three individuals who have been asked to submit letters of reference.  Letters of reference should be sent via e-mail to the Co-Chairs of the Ecotoxicology Search Committee (Drs. John Volin & Michael Willig) via environment@uconn.edu.

*The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women and people with disabilities* 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences - Energy - Western Washington University

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences - Energy  

About the Position:
The Department of Environmental Sciences within the Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position focusing on the environmental management of energy generation and use.  The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and begins on September 16, 2014.  We seek an individual with teaching and research interests in environmental science and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  The person chosen will receive an academic appointment in the Environmental Sciences Department and will have an ongoing and formal affiliation with WWU's Institute for Energy Studies (energy.wwu.edu). The position entails teaching, advisement, research, community engagement and service that support the Department, the Institute and the University.  This opening is part of a broad Institute venture that includes several new faculty lines in the science, engineering, environmental policy, and economics of energy.  

About Wester, Huxley and the Department of Environmental Sciences: 
Western Washington University is ranked as the top public comprehensive university in the Pacific Northwest.  With about 15,000 students, WWU is located in beautiful Bellingham, close to both the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea; it is about midway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.  Its mission is to serve the State of Washington and beyond by brining together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.   

Western's Huxley College of the Environment is the oldest interdisciplinary environmental studies college in the U.S. It is known nationally and internationally for its excellence in educating the next generation of environmental leaders.  Huxley's academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world.  The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to be a regional partner and professionals in the environmental sciences.  The department strives to further Western's identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates. 

Position Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will maintain an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and masters students and collaborate effectively with researchers within and beyond the department.  Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Teaching responsibilities will include core environmental science and energy courses as well as advanced courses in his or her area of specialization.  

Required Qualificaitons 

  • PhD in environmental studies, energy, engineering, or related field
  • Expertise in the environmental or natural resources impacts associated with human use of energy
  • Research or employment experience in the field of energy  
  • Demonstrated strong research ability
  • Demonstrated experience or potential to teach courses in energy and environmental sciences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Post-doctoral research in academia, government or industry
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
  • Ability to develop an externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and masters-level students  
  • Interdisciplinary teaching experience

Academic Emphasis:
The successful candidate will have expertise in the environmental or natural resources impacts associated with human use of energy with a foundation in environmental sciences, energy, engineering, or a closely related field.  Possible areas of specialization include the intersection of energy with greenhouse gas mitigation, atmospheric sciences, contaminant remediation, life-cycle analysis, and risk assessment. 

Job Location: 
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: 
United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: 
All application materials must be submitted electronically via Western's Electronic Application System for Employment at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs. Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching and research qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of the application system. 

Other information:
Applicants can contact or direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Andy Bunn at andy.bunn@wwu.edu. 

Job Posted: 

Closing Date Notes: 
Review of applications begins December 1, 2013 and continues until position is filled. 

Recruitment #: 13752

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, peoples with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information is ints programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021) , 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225;  360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals wth disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternative format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).  


Assistant Professor of Geology - Grand Valley State University (MI)

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Professor of Geology - Environmental/aqueous geochemistry

New Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology position to begin fall 2014.  We require a Ph.D. in Geosciences (preferred), or a related Ph.D. discipline and a M.S. in Geosciences. Expertise desired in environmental and aqueous geochemistry. A strong commitment to teaching, published research, and research with undergraduate students is essential. We seek an excellent teacher and researcher who will engage undergraduates at all levels in environmental  and aqueous geochemistry courses/research, and also teach introductory geology courses (some with labs and/or large lectures), which are part of the general education program and the geology core. Courses typically involve lab/field experiences. The position requires a strong commitment to published research, proposal writing and submission, design and implementation of a new environmental emphasis, and service to the unit, college, university, and community. We are interested in creative teachers and researchers who complement existing faculty strengths. We also value experience outside academia. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers in the Annis Water Resources Institute.

The department currently consists of twelve faculty members, a lab supervisor, and about 100 majors in geology (B.S.), Earth science (B.S.), and geochemistry (B.S.).  Several faculty members in the department also educate pre-service teachers in an integrated science degree (B.S.)

See more complete job description and apply online at www.gvsujobs.org.  Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching, research, and service.  At least three letters of recommendation should be sent by email to geodept@gvsu.edu, or by mail to Patrick M. Colgan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, Padnos Hall of Science, One Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications begins December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action/ADA and equal opportunity employer.


​Conservation Planner

Conservation Planner

Closing Date:
November 8, 2013. Application materials will be reviewed and initial responses will be made by November 22. The position starts on or around January 1, 2014 or when all Personnel Actions documents are completed.

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Nature of Work and Duties:
The Conservation Planner will guide and manage
the revision of CNMI's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), which identifies
species of conservation concern, articulates the perspectives and
priorities of constituents, and guides research and management of wildlife
and marine resources. The Conservation Planner will collaborate with
internal and external partners at the state, regional and national level,
be familiar with and implement the industry's best practices, develop
conservation priorities, and revise the SWAP in collaboration with and
under the guidance of resource managers in CNMI's Division of Fish &

The Conservation Planner will review all of CNMI DFW's research- and
management-related activities. The Conservation Planner will represent the
interests of CNMI's Division of Fish & Wildlife and its constituents. The
position reports directly to the Director of Fish & Wildlife on Saipan.

Specific duties of the Conservation Planner will include:

. Develop a list of criteria for identifying species of greatest
conservation need
. Review, compile, and summarize data and publications
. Solicit and summarize perspective on conservation needs, priorities, and
. Generate and discuss a formative and comprehensive report
. Make recommendations for and outline the writing of the 2015 SWAP
. Hold a quarterly meeting with resource managers
. Provide quarterly status update
. Draft and finalize the CNMI SWAP

Candidates will minimally have a Bachelor's degree in
wildlife conservation, ecology, conservation biology, natural resource
planning, or a related field; three years of professional experience in
planning or biological or natural resource fields; experience with at
least one significant planning initiative; an understanding of species,
habitats, cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and conservation challenges
that characterize the region; an understanding of complex ecological
processes (biodiversity, climate change, geology, hydrology and human-
environment interactions) that influence species and habitat distribution
and persistence; experience in team-building, group process facilitation
techniques, and meeting design; advanced writing and organization skills;
advanced communication skills sufficient to present information to lead
discussions about specific aspects of planning; ability to search, read,
and synthesize findings of scientific research and technical documents;
have working knowledge and ability to use GIS; ability to organize and
lead diverse groups of stakeholders.

Preferred Candidates will have an advanced degree a related field and have
significant work experience; advanced knowledge of both terrestrial and
marine ecology; advanced statistical expertise; natural resource
management experience; experience with geographic information systems and
databases; extensive experience in developing and producing professional
and/or technical reports.

Eligibility and Appointment:
Only United States Citizens or legal U.S.
residents can be considered for this position. This is a one year term
appointment (expiring on September 30, 2014) renewable upon availability
of funding. Salary is $38,000 or commensurate with experience. Travel and
relocation expenses will be paid based on approved rate.

To apply, e-mail a letter of intent, CV or resume, unofficial
transcript, and contact information for three references to:

Russell Benford, PhD
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife
Saipan, MP 96950


​Wildlife Program Information Officer

Wildlife Program Information Officer

Closing Date: November 8, 2013.
Application materials will be reviewed and
initial responses will be made by November 22. The position starts on or
around January 1, 2014.

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Nature of Work and Duties:
The Wildlife Program Information Officer (WPIO)
will be responsible for disseminating information about and encouraging
the public's participation in programs that conserve, protect, and enhance
wildlife and habitats and wildlife-related recreational opportunities. The
WPIO will design, create, and disseminate materials; produce and use
various forms of broadcast media; recruit and organize volunteers;
facilitate and coordinate outreach efforts; assist with community service
projects; implement and manage a public recognition program; and exchange
information with stakeholders, constituents, and members of the general
public on wildlife-related issues.

The WPIO will have an active role in the CNMI Wildlife Section's research
and management activities. The WIPO will represent the interests of CNMI's
Division of Fish & Wildlife and its constituents; it will help the
Wildlife Section accomplish its Mission Statement and serve its
constituents. The position reports directly to the Wildlife Section
Supervisor on Saipan.

Specific duties of the WPIO will include:

. Design of informational pamphlets and brochures
. Design and management of website
. Public speaking
. Media relations
. Promotion and marketing of wildlife conservation programs
. Volunteer recruitment and coordination
. Facilitation of community service volunteers and supervisees
. Evaluation of the impact and efficacy of outreach initiatives

Candidates minimally will have a Bachelor's degree or
equivalent in environmental communications, science or technical
communication, broadcasting, production, or media relations; will have
worked in a related field for 1 year; will have advanced public speaking,
writing, and computer skills; will be able to to clearly communicate
complex scientific, technical, and legal information; will be able to
understand alternative perspectives and respond them in an articulate way;
and will have experience working in a multicultural setting.

Preferred candidates will hold a Master's degree in a related field and
have significant work experience; have experience with graphic design; and
have a strong background in environmental biology or ecology.

This position requires field work, office work, and travel. Field work can
be strenuous in hot and humid conditions.

Eligibility and Appointment:
Only United States Citizens or legal U.S.
residents can be considered for this position. This is a one year term
appointment (expiring on September 30, 2014) renewable upon availability
of funding. Salary is $38,000 or commensurate with experience. Travel and
relocation expenses will be paid based on approved rate.

To apply, e-mail a letter of intent, CV or resume, unofficial
transcript, and contact information for three references to:
Russell Benford, PhD
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife
Saipan, MP 96950


Research Associate (Post Doc) - Newport, OR

The Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) invites applicants for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.   

This position within the Cooperative Institute funded by NOAA conducts research on the linkages between climate change and the Northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem and addresses what tools are best for prediction of future impacts in order to advise NOAA in the area of integrated Ecosystem Assessments, possible effect on key species, (e.g., ESA listed or harvested) and how physical forcing may propagate in the marine food chain. 

For full details and to apply see the following link:  http://oregonstate.edu/jobs; search for posting  #0011379, or goto: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62917 .  For questions, please email Jessica.Waddell@oregonstate.edu.  OSU is an AA/OEO.

Hui Rodomsky
Cooperative Institue for Marine Resources Studies
Oregon State University, Hafield Marine Science Center
Newport, OR
 (541) 867-0286

NOAA Federal - Florida Reefs Program Assistant

Our Florida Reefs Program Assistant
Submit resume and cover letter no later than 10/1/13

Contact:  Julio Jimenez at julio.jimenez@dep.state.fl.us

This full-time, grant-funded, OPS position supports the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) staff with the implementation of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) Local Action Strategies (LAS) and other projects, as developed by the SEFCRI Team of stakeholders and other interested parties. Specific duties are as follows:

Assist the Fishing, Diving, and Other Uses (FDOU) Coordinator with the following tasks:

  • Coordination of Reef Visual Census (RVC) partners (e.g., weekly email reminders).
  • Giving presentations at public stakeholder meetings regarding the SEFCRI ‘Our Florida Reefs’ Process (OFR).
  • Updating SEFCRI OFR presentation as needed, based on stakeholder feedback..
  • Updating SEFCRI OFR documents (e.g., meeting minutes, etc.), based on community working group meetings, stakeholder feedback and new scientific publications.
  • Coordinating the Our Florida Reefs Reef Champion network.
  • Maintain the Our Florida Reefs website and keeping the Florida Coral Program Facebook page active by creating new OFR content.
  • Attend SEFCRI OFR related planning and public meetings.
  • Coordination of the Marine Regulation Awareness Program.

Assist Southeast Regional Administrator, CRCP Manager, Office Manager, and Project Coordinators with the following tasks:

  • General/administrative office work (e.g., filing, mailing, entering data).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge of: southeast Florida marine environment. Interest in coral reefs, natural resource and ecosystem management, recreational and commercial uses, marine science and public outreach required.

Ability to: communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing; research Best Management Practices and other pollution control strategies; communicate with public and officials in a courteous and engaging manner; enter and maintain datasets; adhere to stringent quality control/quality assurance protocols; travel within 4 county area (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties); maintain and organize project files.

Skill in: the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, HTML/Website design, Wordpress, Adobe Acrobat, and EndNote.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements: valid Florida driver’s license.

Other job-related requirements for this position:
Education: High School diploma and minimum 2 years college required.  Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with course work in environmental management or policy, coral reef biology or ecology, water resources, or public policy preferred.

Funding: Position is grant funded for one year. Information regarding additional funding opportunities for subsequent years will be made available at a future time.

Working hours: (A) Daily from 9am to 6pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, as needed. Position may be extended annually, contingent on available funding.

Salary: $17/hour

Benefits: Benefits provided are subject to provisions included in the Affordable Care Act for Other Personnel Services. No additional benefits available.

Work Location:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Biscayne Bay Environmental Center
1277 NE 79th St.
Miami, FL  33138


Database Applications Specialist- NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program in Silver Spring, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (www.imsg.com) is looking to hire a Database Applications Specialist to support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program located in Silver Spring, MD.  A qualified candidate will develop new web applications and architecture elements for a SharePoint-based database system, support and improve existing systems, and work in close collaboration with the project manager, program staff, and other users to collect and maintain system-wide program data.  This is a full-time one-year term position; subsequent years may be part-time.

The Coral Reef Conservation Program is a cross-cutting program that brings together expertise from a wide array of NOAA programs and offices. In strong partnership with coral reef managers, the Coral Program works to reduce harm to, and restore the health of, coral reefs, by addressing priority national threats (climate change, fishing, and land-based sources of pollution) and local management priorities through conservation activities. The Coral Program funds and equips reef conservation activities by NOAA and its partners in the seven U.S. states and jurisdictions containing coral reefs (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawai`i, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands), uninhabited U.S.-flag areas, and internationally. 


  • Develop SharePoint 2010 applications, including custom web part pages for user input, work flows, and reports.
  • Support the configuration and operations of the existing SharePoint-based database system.
  • Update, enhance, and document the system, including revisions to the data model and underlying SharePoint architecture.
  • Design and develop new subsystem applications to support ancillary datasets and program processes, including new data models, SharePoint applications, and custom web part pages.
  • Develop dynamic querying capabilities, and provide programmatic queries to program staff as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and support to users and program staff, and address bugs and user feedback.
  • Coordinate with program staff and users to identify needs and gaps.
  • Provide technical support for program websites, including graphic design and layout.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicant’s work experience and training must demonstrate their ability to develop custom SharePoint 2010 applications.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining databases.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 and Microsoft Access.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and GIS.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in providing data management support for large, complex entities.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar graphic editing software.
  • Familiarity with website usability, cascading style sheets development, PHP, and HTML layout and design skills.
  • Familiarity with data product integration into websites and other online tools.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, your salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to jobs@imsg.com with the following subject line: NOA13012 Database Application Specialist

IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including company paid medical benefits and three weeks paid time off. 

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.


Program Manager (Urgent) at IMSG

Program Manager
Rockville, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (www.imsg.com) is currently seeking to hire a Program Manager to lead scientific and technical programs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) offices. The Program Manager will manage employees working on government site under separate contracts and be fully responsible for the Program Management of the contracts and associated sub-contractors.

This position would be located in our corporate office in Rockville, MD with travel to client sites in Maryland and other government locations within the continental United States. The position would report directly to the company Chief Operating Officer.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for directing large complex scientific and technical programs and particular functions that will involve multiple customer locations.
    • Serve as the central point of communication between employees, prime government clients, subcontractors, and IMSG corporate offices.
    • Manage and maintain a productive workforce of scientific, professional, and administration employees to meet customer requirements.
    • Manage the day-to-day operations of each contract which includes cost and schedule commitments, administration, implementation of company policies, processes, and performance standards, tracking tasks and deliverables, monitoring budgets, and evaluating performance. 
    • Interface with customer and contractor personnel to develop and review program plans, schedules, assignments, costs, etc. 
    • Provide proactive leadership and direction of personnel performing complex tasks and analyzing the effectiveness of the project organization and make changes when necessary
    • Ensure customer satisfaction by managing the execution of contract tasks and the delivery of products and services on time and within budget. 
    • Perform business development services, identifying opportunities, assisting in market analysis, and writing proposals.

    Job Requirements:

    • Minimum of a Masters Degree is required
    • 7 + years Program or Project Management experience
    • Experience supervising teams of 30 or more employees
    • Experience directly supporting a government client both on and off site
    • Experience with NOAA or any related Federal Agency.
    • Program Management certification is a plus
    • Experience with proposal writing is highly desired.
    • Detail oriented, well organized, and able to work well in a team-oriented environment.

    *PM with PMP certification and experience plus Marine and Fisheries experience.

    To Apply:

    IMSG is an equal opportunity employer with excellent benefits and competitive salary. Resumes and salary requirements should be sent to jobs@imsg.com with the subject line CORP13: Program Manager.

    Waterbird Biologist Position at USGS

    Position: Waterbird Biologist
    Subject Areas: Climate Change, Avian Influenza / Diseases, Spatial Modeling
    Target Start Date: As soon as filled; no later than Nov 1, 2013

    The U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) in collaboration with USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) is seeking a full-time research biologist to work in a team setting to study waterbirds and wetlands for multiple research projects.  The main focus of work will include analysis and writing scientific papers for ongoing waterbird ecology and disease studies as well as handling logistics  and leading fieldwork for ongoing studies.  The position is located at PWRC in Beltsville, MD and is funded for 17 months with possibility of extension based on performance and grants.

    A major component of the work will include writing up avian influenza disease studies and assisting with applying disease models for web applications.  Strong writing skills are required with a proven ability to complete peer-reviewed scientific publications quickly.  The position may include fieldwork for studies of wild birds (such as capture, marking, and sampling) and ecology studies (bird surveys, land-use change studies, and population monitoring at restored wetlands).  Fieldwork may require long hours under difficult environmental conditions.  Duties may also include administrative tasks such as assisting with setting up contracts, ordering supplies, communicating with collaborators, and other logistical tasks.


    Proficiency to independently write scientific publications for submittal to peer-reviewed journals.  The role will include coauthoring or leading several manuscripts from existing USGS datasets or new efforts as assigned.  A PhD degree in ecology or related field or a MS degree with 4-6 years of experience is preferred, but the primary required experience will be a proven track record in scientific publication.

    Professional competence in planning, designing, executing, and coordinating research.

    Effective and constructive communication with appropriate Government representatives, both within the USGS and with international research partners. 

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, applying good judgment used to determine the order of completion of work, and effective communication employed to manage and meet the expectations of PWRC and partners. 

    Initiative and independence is exhibited both in the field and in the office.

    Knowledge of procedures, concepts, terminologies and practices of investigations related to  waterbird and wetland ecology.

    Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis systems.

    Computing skills including statistical software such as SAS, R; spatial software such as ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, Erdas Imagine, Google Earth

    Skill in identifying and surveying waterbird species.

    Can meet physical demands of field work often under difficult conditions (cold, hot, wet, buggy, etc.)

    Experience in capture, handling, marking, and tracking methods for waterfowl may be helpful.

    If interested send the following materials in a SINGLE FILE to pwrc.wb@gmail.com: (a) cover letter, (b) resume, (c) 3 references, (d) 1-2 writing examples - first authored publication or report (this can be sent as a second file if necessary).  Name files with your last name followed by your first name (eg. SmithJohn.doc and SmithJohnWritingEx.pdf).