Marine Biologist I, Full TIme


In: Coral Reef Initiative
Dec 22, 2015
Photo © CNMI Coral Reef Initiative
Photo © CNMI Coral Reef Initiative
POSITION

Marine Biologist I, Full-time

 

LOCATION

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Office of the Governor Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality Division of Coastal Resources Management Saipan MP 96950 US

 
SALARY

$28,000-$32,000 annually, plus fringe benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the appointee.

 

CLOSING DATE January 29, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW

The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management is seeking to hire a full-time Marine Biologist to work in the Long-Term Marine Monitoring Program (LTMMP). The LTMMP assesses and monitors the health of coral reefs and associated marine habitats across the CNMI. The data collected by the LTMMP provide crucial information on the natural and anthropogenic stressors impacting marine ecosystems, the factors contributing to reef resilience and vulnerability, and the efficacy of specific management actions. This information then feeds into adaptive management strategies. The successful applicant will provide support for all LTMMP activities and related projects. United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Assist with all aspects of in-water ecological surveys, including planning, preparation, and data collection.

 Data management and analysis.

 Assist in the writing and preparation of reports, scientific manuscripts, and grant proposals.

 Assist with boat and gear maintenance.

 Participate in public education and outreach activities.

 Perform other related duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, permit/EIS review, environmental damage assessment, permit site inspection, and other research to address management issues

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field, plus one year of professional experience.

 Experience with ecological data analysis and statistics.

 SCUBA certification level equivalent to PADI Open Water, plus 50 logged dives

 Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English

 Must be comfortable on small boats on open water

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field

 SCUBA certification level equivalent to PADI Rescue Diver

 Experience researching or working on coral reefs and related ecosystems, preferably in the western Pacific region

 Experience with taxonomy and in situ identification of western Pacific coral reef organisms, particularly food fishes  Experience with marine monitoring methodologies, particularly stationary point counts (SPCs) for fish population assessments

 Experience with database management

 Experience with geographic information systems

 
TO APPLY

Please email, as a single PDF document, a cover letter, CV or resume, names and contact information for three professional references, and a copy of terminal degree OR unofficial transcripts to Lyza Johnston (lyzajohnston@becq.gov.mp), CC Fran Castro (francastro@becq.gov.mp). Alternatively, hard copies of all documents can be sent to Lyza Johnston, Division of Coastal Resource Management, P.O. Box 10007, Saipan, MP 96950 For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:30pm ChST (UTC+10) on January 29, 2016.

For questions or clarifications, please contact Lyza Johnston at lyzajohnston@becq.gov.mp or (670) 664-8303.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION Marine Biologist I, Full-time LOCATION Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Office of the Governor Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality Division of Coastal Resources Management Saipan MP 96950 US SALARY $28,000-$32,000 annually, plus fringe benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the appointee. CLOSING DATE January 29, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is identified. POSITION OVERVIEW The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management is seeking to hire a full-time Marine Biologist to work in the Long-Term Marine Monitoring Program (LTMMP). The LTMMP assesses and monitors the health of coral reefs and associated marine habitats across the CNMI. The data collected by the LTMMP provide crucial information on the natural and anthropogenic stressors impacting marine ecosystems, the factors contributing to reef resilience and vulnerability, and the efficacy of specific management actions. This information then feeds into adaptive management strategies. The successful applicant will provide support for all LTMMP activities and related projects. United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Assist with all aspects of in-water ecological surveys, including planning, preparation, and data collection.  Data management and analysis.  Assist in the writing and preparation of reports, scientific manuscripts, and grant proposals.  Assist with boat and gear maintenance.  Participate in public education and outreach activities.  Perform other related duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, permit/EIS review, environmental damage assessment, permit site inspection, and other research to address management issues MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field, plus one year of professional experience.  Experience with ecological data analysis and statistics.  SCUBA certification level equivalent to PADI Open Water, plus 50 logged dives  Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English  Must be comfortable on small boats on open water PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS  Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field  SCUBA certification level equivalent to PADI Rescue Diver  Experience researching or working on coral reefs and related ecosystems, preferably in the western Pacific region  Experience with taxonomy and in situ identification of western Pacific coral reef organisms, particularly food fishes  Experience with marine monitoring methodologies, particularly stationary point counts (SPCs) for fish population assessments  Experience with database management  Experience with geographic information systems TO APPLY Please email, as a single PDF document, a cover letter, CV or resume, names and contact information for three professional references, and a copy of terminal degree OR unofficial transcripts to Lyza Johnston (lyzajohnston@becq.gov.mp), CC Fran Castro (francastro@becq.gov.mp). Alternatively, hard copies of all documents can be sent to Lyza Johnston, Division of Coastal Resource Management, P.O. Box 10007, Saipan, MP 96950 For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:30pm ChST (UTC+10) on January 29, 2016. For questions or clarifications, please contact Lyza Johnston at lyzajohnston@becq.gov.mp or (670) 664-8303.