[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Response Network Coordinator open position
Jobs at oceanassoc.com
Fri Oct 24 17:07:39 PDT 2014
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate to support the
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional
Office (PIRO) with assisting in coordinating and supporting the Marine
Mammal Response Network (MMRN). The MMRN is a cooperative effort
between the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is composed of government
and non-government staff and volunteers who assist with marine mammal
conservation and response activities, especially those involving the
endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Work will be conducted under the
technical oversight of the NMFS Regional MMRN Coordinator and other
authorized NMFS staff. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and
provides personnel support services to government and industry clients
for marine fisheries, protected species, and habitats.
* Coordinate responses to marine mammal stranding incidents, e.g., live
and dead cetacean strandings, and Hawaiian monk seal haul-outs,
hooking, entanglements, and other injuries.
* Coordinate or assist in collection, temporary holding, and transport
of Hawaiian monk seals from one main Hawaiian Island to another via air
and land transport provided by NMFS.
* Conduct on-site coordination of Hawaiian monk seal captive care for
short-term rehabilitation purposes at NMFS-authorized facilities.
* Develop and maintain schedules for volunteer trainings, public and
volunteer meetings, and volunteer shifts during monk seal pup monitoring
events and other marine mammal response events.
* Complete marine mammal health and response forms and monk seal
sighting data forms.
* Oversee tracking and distribution of NMFS response equipment and
* Conduct and coordinate public education and outreach activities.
* Travel to other main Hawaiian Islands, as needed, to coordinate and
support marine mammal stranding responses. Travel will not exceed 7
overnight neighbor island trips, totaling 14 travel days.
* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or
university in a natural resources related field.
* At least one year of experience conducting marine mammal response
activities, preferably in Hawaii or a Pacific Island area.
* Knowledge of the marine protected resources of the Hawaiian Islands.
* Knowledge of marine mammal species in Hawaii.
* Ability to communicate with diverse audiences of varying ages,
educational levels, and cultural backgrounds.
* Ability to work well within a team to accomplish stated objectives.
* Demonstrated team-building skills and ability to facilitate
cooperation amongst groups with diverse viewpoints.
* Experience conducting education and outreach activities related to
marine wildlife management.
* Experience supporting management of a volunteer program.
* Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, and Word.
* Must be able to perform moderate physical activity such as basic
animal restraint, lifting of response equipment and supplies, and
walking long distances on beaches.
* Skill in written communication, oral presentation, and computer
graphics and design programs.
Federal location/workplace requires that all contract and government
employees be able to access military installations. In compliance with
federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and
eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required
employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Ocean
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully
discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by
applicable federal or state law.
Location, Schedule, and Compensation
Work location: Ford Island, Hawaii
Work schedule: full-time (average 40 hours per week)
Compensation: $31.08/hr + benefits
Excellent employee benefits are provided including health insurance,
401(k) plan, and holiday, vacation and sick leave.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please
email your resume detailing qualifications and experience to
Jobs at OceanAssoc.com
- Use “5067 MMRN” as the subject line.
- Include your name in the document file name.
- Sending your resume in PDF format is preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
More information about the MARMAM