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Want to work for the nation's premier watershed restoration partnership? Check out current and ongoing job openings at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Maryland.

Chesapeake Bay Program Stewardship Goal Team Staffer

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate and diverse individuals. The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team. With 17 million people living in the Chesapeake watershed, public participation is a vital piece of the restoration effort. The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team is charged with to increasing citizen action, supporting environmental education, and assisting citizens, communities and local governments in undertaking initiatives to conserve treasured landscapes. This approach aims to build public support of restoration and conservation efforts and increase citizen engagement and active stewardship of the Bay and its resources.

The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal team and associated workgroup activities and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents, developing and reporting on key performance indicators, and maintaining content on the Bay Backpack website for educators. The Staffer will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking team action items, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications. 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in natural resource/environmental science, management, education, or policy; land use/community planning; or other relevant area of study.
  • Experience with engaging state/federal agencies, watershed organizations, local governments/school systems, and/or land trusts and conservation organizations to interpret, educate about, and/or develop solutions for environmental issues.
  • Experience in developing and delivering briefing, educational and/or outreach materials for government representatives, community leaders, and/or environmental educators.
  • Ability to perform background research and analysis on scientific, education, and policy related topics.
  • Ability to write for the web and social marketing platforms, including appropriately tailoring text and graphics for optimal communication effectiveness. 
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
  • Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Experience with Microsoft Publisher and/or graphics software is preferred. Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe connect, etc.).
  • Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative processes.
  • A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at www.chesapeake.org. Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team is available at www.chesapeakebay.net.

Salary & Benefits:

The annual salary is $39,245 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

How To Apply:

Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.


CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

Closing Date : 07/14/2016

Monitoring Data Analyst

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Annapolis, MD

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES) invites applications for the position of monitoring data analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) office in Annapolis. The goal of the position is to provide technical support the CBP’s six Goal Implementation Teams (GITs) through the use of statistical analysis of monitoring data. Focus will be placed on statistical analyses that inform strategic recommendations for sustaining, integrating, and growing existing monitoring networks. 

The successful candidate will lead efforts to develop statistical methods of data analysis that use the extensive data available through the CBP partnership to better understand factors that drive water quality results.  The successful candidate will utilize and interact with a wide range of CBP partner agencies, institutions, and GITs to develop opportunities that leverage and integrate monitoring across the watershed to meet CBP decision-making needs for assessing accountability under the new Agreement. The GITs teams are charged with the responsibility of developing a diversity of terrestrial, aquatic, and social indicators, synthesizing data, analyzing results, and developing effective communication products relevant to new outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Candidates should have a PhD or significant professional experience in environmental science or related field.  The successful candidate must possess demonstrated experience of designing and integrating monitoring efforts; working with large ecological, economic and social resource data sets, and can manipulate, analyze, interpret, and display data for use by a broad audience; apply appropriate statistical and/or empirical techniques to assess effectiveness and efficiency of monitoring networks as well as spatial patterns, temporal trends and evaluating the weight of influences on patterns and trends; and effectively communicating these findings to environmental resource managers.  Experience with monitoring networks that collect and utilize climate change data is desired.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to generate effective synthesis products for the CBP partnership.

Salary & Benefits:

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.

How To Apply:

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu.  Review of applications will begin on 5 July 2016. The position will remain open until filled.


UMCES is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Closing Date : 07/05/2016

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