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Job Number: 500154
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: USDI Natl-Coral Reef Mngt RE-A '20
Categories: Research, Service, & Sponsored Programs
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The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee (AIC). There are seven (7) U.S. states and territories participating in this program: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coral Reef Management Fellows are placed in state and territorial natural resource management agencies (the host agencies) in each of these jurisdictions every other year where they work on specific projects related to coral reef conservation. Although fellows are employed through NSU, they are essentially working for the host agencies and should consider their on-site fellowship supervisors to be their direct managers.
The fellowship program's mission is two-fold:
1. Provide coral reef management support in each participating jurisdiction by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each location's specific coral reef management's needs. 2. Provide individual fellows with professional opportunities and training in coastal and coral reef resource management.
The host agency for the 2022-2024 National Coral Reef Management Fellowship in the USVI is the Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) within the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). The position is located on the island of St. Croix at the St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) office.
The three goals of this coral fellowship are to:
1. With the emergence of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in the USVI in 2019, the major goal is the successful coordination of the Coral Disease Strike Team, which provides in-water treatments in the East End Marine Park and support groups performing disease interventions across St. Croix and assistance to partner organizations working in disease treatment to support continued management strategies with regards to coral disease treatments throughout the territory.
2. Support of ongoing watershed improvement activities throughout the territory, including snorkel-based monitoring and water quality management.
3. Support DPNR in the planning and implementation of the 2022 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) Meeting, which will provide the fellow with an incredible professional development opportunity to work with coral reef managers and practitioners from both the Atlantic and Pacific basins.
The Fellow will also support resource management activities, helping to develop and attend awareness events with staff, speaking with school groups, providing input on or editing Park materials, and representing the Park at public events.
1. Acts as the primary lead for coordination of coral disease intervention treatments on St. Croix, acting as both the leader of the Field Interventions sub-team of (Virgin Islands Coral Disease Advisory Committee) VI-CDAC and the coordinator for volunteer diver disease response (Strike Teams).2. Plays a key role in VI-CDAC discussions determining key sites, techniques, and approaches to reduce the impact of SCTLD in priority areas on St. Croix with the support of DPNR leadership.3. Serves as head liaison between DPNR-CZM and volunteer organizations such as the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation to schedule and coordinate treatments at treatment sites in St. Croix.4. Assists in coordinating the training of any new volunteers/personnel for organizations within VI-CDAC implementing coral disease treatments.5. Interfaces with Strike Team field leads to retrieve relevant data, photos and field reports and maintain the established VI-CDAC Field Interventions sub-team datasets, specifically coral disease treatments and colony fate tracking databases, including QA/QC of data entries, analysis of trends, and production of summary reports as needed, and ensure access is provided to all VI-CDAC partners.6. Provides a minimum of 4 outreach products focused on raising public awareness of coral treatment techniques, such as presentations, infographics, and social media content.7. Works with Coral Reef Initiative Coordinator (CRIC) and DPNR staff to plan the USCRTF meeting in the USVI, including participating in the Watershed working group and one other working group of interest, representing the USVI to provide partners with planning updates, coordinating logistics, meetings, setting agendas, and travel.8. Assists DPNR staff in the execution of monthly, snorkel-based surveys and sampling of the 6 sites pre-determined within the EEMP to evaluate sediment accumulation on the reef as a result of the ongoing infrastructure projects (e.g., transect surveys and the installation and recovery of sediment traps/tubes).9. Maintains USVI specific USCRTF Watershed Partnership Initiative Priority Ecosystem Indicators datasets and provide summary reports as needed.
Advertised: Jun 04, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 28, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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