[MARMAM] NPRB position recruitment to post

Lloyd Lowry llowry at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Sep 13 16:24:40 PDT 2014


I'd appreciate it if you would post the announcement below.  Thanks.  Lloyd

 

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Lloyd Lowry

73-4388 Paiaha Street

Kailua Kona, HI  96740

phone: 808-325-6885

e-mail: llowry at hawaii.rr.com

 

The North Pacific Research Board is recruiting for a Program Manager who
will be responsible for implementation and management of marine research
programs in Alaska.  The position description is below and the announcement
is posted on the NPRB website
(http://www.nprb.org/news/detail/nprb-seeks-program-manager).  The
recruitment period extends through October 10, 2014.

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PROGRAM MANAGER

Full Time, Exempt Position

 

Position Description

Effective August 2014

 

General Description:

Under the general direction of the Science Director, Program Manager is
responsible for implementation and management of research programs
concerning marine ecosystem dynamics and sustainable use of natural marine
resources in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and
Chukchi/Beaufort seas.

 

The Program Manager is responsible for implementing and administering
project management for the annual request for proposals (RFP) or large
marine ecosystem (LME) integrated ecosystem research projects (IERPs), such
as the Bering Sea IERP or Gulf of Alaska IERP.  The Program Manager works
with the project leadership team and NPRB colleagues to develop and
coordinate a wide range of actions to fulfill project objectives, including
overseeing budgets, timelines, programmatic elements, report development,
and scientific coordination and synthesis.

 

The incumbent also endeavors to develop potential NPRB research initiatives
such as in the Arctic or Aleutian Islands, or later phases of work in the
Bering Sea or Gulf of Alaska, and conducts other duties as may be assigned
by the Science Director.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Program Manager is responsible for interacting with principal investigators
and staff to recommend, implement, and administer the science, data
management, and outreach programs related to the annual RFP or a large
integrated ecosystem research program, or to multiple smaller programs.

 

Program Manager is distinguished from the Senior Program Manager by the
former's narrower scope of duties and responsibilities. For example, Program
Manager is primarily responsible for a smaller combination of the annual RFP
or large integrated ecosystem research programs, whereas Senior Program
Manager is responsible for overseeing multiple research programs in addition
to outreach and data management, and additional programs such as the
long-term monitoring and graduate student research awards.

 

Program Manager is distinguished from Special Projects Coordinator (such as
an Assistant Program Manager) by the former's broader scope of duties and
responsibilities.  For example, the Program Manager is responsible for
overseeing the annual RFP or integrated ecosystem research programs, whereas
Assistant Program Managers are primarily responsible for a portion of a
large IERP or a portion of the broader NPRB science program; other types of
Special Projects Coordinators (e.g., Metadata Specialist) are responsible
for a very specific project or assignment of limited scope.

 

Examples of Duties:

.        Implement and administer project management for the annual RFP or
for large marine ecosystem (LME) integrated ecosystem research projects
(IERPs), such as the Bering Sea IERP, Gulf of Alaska IERP, or the potential
new Arctic IERP.  Work with program leadership team, such as the Bering Sea
Science Advisory Board (SAB) or the Gulf of Alaska Board of Investigators
(GABI) and NPRB colleagues to develop and coordinate a wide range of actions
to fulfill project objectives, including overseeing budgets, timelines,
programmatic elements, report development, and scientific synthesis and
coordination.

.        Work with the NPRB Communication and Outreach Director on outreach
activities and the development of communication products.

.        Monitor NPRB research projects and secure progress and final
reports for all projects; review reports for compliance with funded
objectives and scientific content.

.        Act as primary staff member responsible for coordination and
preparation of Science Panel or Advisory Panel meetings - includes being the
point person for SP or AP members, preparing documents, and meeting notes
for the panel.

.        Staff board, science panel, advisory panel and other NPRB
committees and attend meetings as requested; take notes and prepare meeting
summaries.

.        Coordinate development and processing of subaward agreements with
academic and private agencies and Memoranda of Understanding with federal
agencies for new research projects; process requests for extensions.

.        Supervise Special Project Coordinators (e.g., Assistant Program
Manager) or other junior staff, as assigned.

.        Provide information to refresh NPRB website.

.        Help prepare biennial and other reports on NPRB programs.

.        Provide liaison and coordination with other entities performing
marine research off Alaska.

.        Perform other related duties as assigned by the NPRB Science
Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

.        Considerable skill and experience in research administration,
planning, and coordination, including ability to plan research projects and
programs relevant to marine resource management and adaptive management
strategies.

.        General knowledge of data analysis, graphics preparation, and
statistical procedures with respect to the biological and oceanographic
sciences.

.        Advanced writing and communications skills.

.        Ability to successfully publish research in peer reviewed journals
and record of peer reviewing technical documents written by others.

.        Proven communication and interpersonal skills; must be able to
communicate effectively, internally and externally, to multiple audiences.

.        Considerable ability as a manager, leader, and facilitator,
including the ability to build teams and motivate, influence, and develop
capacity in others.

.        A record of successful accomplishment with a particular emphasis on
planning and oversight of marine research having natural resource management
applications.

.        Ability to work effectively and partner with key government,
private, and academic institutions including partners in federal and state
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and fisheries, oil and gas,
tourism, and other marine industry organizations.

.        Ability to work with confidential information.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master of Science degree in biology, zoology, ecology, fisheries,
oceanography, or a closely related field, and three years of professional
experience at the journeyman level (equivalent to an NPRB Special Projects
Coordinator) in biology, zoology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, or a
closely related field.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Two or more years of experience planning and overseeing multi-disciplinary
marine research programs.

 

Physical and Other Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Applicants should have a
willingness to work occasional nights/weekends, and have the willingness to
travel to meetings or field sites as required.

 

 

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