Friday, April 11, 2008

Job opening -- Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Scientist

Job opening --
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Scientist
Salary Range:
$ 20.26 - 32.99 hourly Exempt
Job Description:
The Program Scientist is an interdisciplinary specialist who works as part of a team to implement the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) and annual workplan. The position is primarily responsible for staffing the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and managing and implementing CHNEP's research, restoration, monitoring, and data management activities.  The Program Scientist reports to the CHNEP Director.
Principle Duties:
  • Develops, refines, and implements CCMP activities related to research, restoration, monitoring, and data management. Coordinates with CHNEP partners so that the study area has consistent and comparable data.
  • Manages CHNEP's technical projects including developing and refining projects through the Management Conference, advertising scopes of work, and managing projects. 
  • Manages the inter-agency Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network, including performing annual field audits.
  • Organizes technical workshops and conferences.  Ensures that proceedings are published. 
  • Serves as staff to the CHNEP Technical Advisory Committee, including developing agenda packets, minutes, and coordinating with TAC Chairs.  Aids with the Management and Policy Committees as needed.
  • Researches, compiles, analyze and display data for problem solving and publication.
  • Presents information in various forums and formats.
  • Attends and participates in various meetings related to research, restoration, monitoring, and data management throughout the watershed and elsewhere.
  • Works cooperatively and positively with a variety of disciplines including elected officials, scientists, and citizens, including presenting scientific information in meaningful ways.
  • Contributes to public outreach materials such as writing articles for the program newsletter and website, providing technical reviews of materials that are produced for the public, and responding to inquiries from the public.
  • Contributes to grant and funding applications.
  • Performs related work as required.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Marine/Freshwater Sciences, Biological Sciences  Natural Resource Management, natural science and/or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education plus five (5) years experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Prefer proficiency in statistics, graphic representation, and Geographic Information Systems. A valid Florida Driver's License is required.
The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. Please submit resumes to the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council's Human Services Department by fax at (239)338-2561 or email at Questions, please call (239)338-2550 ext. 233 or email Nancy Doyle at Resumes and letters of interest must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 9, 2008.
A selection committee will review applications. The successful applicant will be an employee of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. Health/Dental/Life/Disability Insurance and paid Leave are administered through the Council. The Council participates in the State Retirement System of Florida.
For additional information about the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, please visit For information about the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, visit

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