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Research Program Manager I - Puerto Rico Coral Reef Program - 992208

Apply Now Job Number: 499900
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Department: DNER-FD-PR Coral Reef Program RE-A
Categories: Research, Service, & Sponsored Programs

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Job Title: Research Program Manager I - Puerto Rico Coral Reef Program - 992208
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: Yes  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Supports DNER compliance with the responsibilities and requirements established through Law 147 of

2. Develops and implements projects to reduce threats to coral reefs and associated marine ecosystems, including the Cooperative Agreements with NOAA.

3. Facilitates communication with public and private stakeholders as well as with interjurisdictional counterparts.

4. Provides management advice in the formulation of coral reef and associated coastal ecosystem management projects.

5. Oversees performance and completion of the Cooperative Agreement tasks.

6. Fosters intersectorial communications for the development and implementation of coral conservation initiatives.

7. Assists with the integration of the National Coral Reef Management Fellow to Puerto Rico and follows up with the implementation of their projects.

8. Provides support to ongoing initiatives and projects from local and/or federal government, and will work closely with managers and staff to implement program goals.

9. Provides support to the Puerto Rico Coral Reef Program POC:
Works side-by-side with the Puerto Rico Point of Contact with NOAA-CRCP (POC) and with the Program's Principal Investigator. Support tasks include, but are not limited to, drafting documents, requesting consultation with stakeholders, developing projects for discussion, coordinating calls and meetings, and following up with requests from NOAA CRCP and other collaborators. Informs the POC and Pl of tasks' progress, new assignments, opportunities for collaboration, and other news.

10. Oversees performance and completion of tasks included in Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement:
Works with the POC, Pl and other DNER units, as well as with the NOAA Management Liaison, in the draft, development and implementation of the biannual Puerto Rico Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement. Responsibilities of this award's implementation include drafting contracts, following up with contractors and suppliers, reviewing and commenting on submitted products, participation in meetings and site visits, keeping track of deadlines, among many others.

11. Coordinates the DNER Coral Reef Internal Advisory Committee:
Coordinates with the DNER Coral Reef Committee's trimestral meetings, permit evaluations , requests for letters of support, projects related to coral reefs, as well as on other matters. Drafts letters to be reviewed and approved by the Coral Internal Advisory Committee.

12. Supervises the National Coral Reef Management Fellowship in Puerto Rico :
DNER is the host agency for the National Coral Reef Management Fellowship in Puerto Rico. In general terms, this position is in charge of drafting a scope of work of the Fellow, participating in the selection process of the Fellow, and working with the Fellow in the implementation of their work plan.

13. Attends staff meetings and serves on committees, as required.

14. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Fluency in written and oral Spanish and English languages.

2. Knowledge of Federal grants management.

3. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.

4. Understanding of Puerto Rico's communities and marine resources.

5. Knowledge of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Initiative, Local Action Strategies and associated coral reef projects, and awareness of ongoing conservation efforts in Puerto Rico.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Master's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: One (1) to three (3) years experience working in the area of natural resource initiatives at the local or territorial/federal government level, including interaction with local communities.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated experience with marine resources and/or natural resources in Puerto Rico.

2. Ability to determine work priorities, and organize time to ensure satisfactory completion of work assignments; communicate effectively with a diverse range of people; establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders; efficiently solve problems and make decisions; formulate procedures; prepare technical reports; be able to work in a team setting as well as work independently.

3. Demonstrates the ability to write, review, synthesize information, and edit content and grammar of a technical and scientific nature. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

4. Good communicator with ability to translate scientific content into presentations and education and outreach materials, considering the audience's knowledge of the topic.

5. Comfortable speaking in public, providing presentations, and leading discussions.

6. License and/or certification in Professional Planning.

7. Demonstrated experience managing or working with spatial and tabular environmental or planning data.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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