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Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting (STAR) Team.  STAR’s mission is to facilitate productive deployment of scientific resources, to provide timely, quality information to managers, and to expand communication between workgroups.  STAR will supply a forum for analysis and synthesis, engaging river commissions, government and non-governmental agencies and organizations and academic institutions.  Monthly STAR meetings will foster continuing dialogue between Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Teams and data providers, ensuring effective and responsive use of scientific resources in addressing management questions.  As a result, a staffer should expect to engage in work such as coordination and logistics, data analysis and tracking, literature reviews and communication product development. A staffer will gain hands on experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay, providing support to and at times participating in STAR meetings. 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 with a focus on natural or environmental science and/or policy (or a related area of study).  Familiarity with environmental chemistry, hydrology, climate change, or environmental monitoring programming is a plus.
  • Familiarity with laboratory or field environmental sampling quality control/quality assurance protocols is a plus.
  • Ability to research, organize and synthesize complex science and policy information for use by leadership.
  • Possess any of the following: basic statistical analysis, GIS, computer coding, and web-development experience.
  • Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy. 
  • Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus. 
  • Familiarity with using remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
  • Interest in learning how a diverse, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
  • A will to explore your career options, passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

Salary & Benefits:

The annual salary is $38,475 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 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.

Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at www.chesapeake.org. Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at www.chesapeakebay.net.


CRC is an equal opportunity 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 : 10/20/2015

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