CLOSED – POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LIVING MARINE RESOURCES EXTENSION SPECIALIST
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Charleston, South Carolina
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is seeking a Living Marine Resources Extension Specialist for its Sea Grant Extension Program office in Beaufort, South Carolina. The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, and education programming. This is a 100% federally funded position.
The S.C. Sea Grant Living Marine Resources Extension Specialist will serve as principal investigator for fisheries extension projects and programs. Major duties include the development, implementation, and evaluation of extension programs, projects, and activities focused on living marine resources, especially marine fisheries and aquaculture, which will in some cases also require solicitation of funding through the development of grant proposals. Topical areas of work include, but are not limited to, issues dealing with fisheries policy and management, sustainable aquaculture development, seafood business planning and marketing, working waterfronts, fisheries ecology, and fisheries/aquaculture gear and technology.
Work will involve using science-based information to develop appropriate outreach and applied research programs using a variety of methods, including focus groups, educational forums, workshops, and technical training. Additional duties include the interpretation and dissemination of research results through the presentation of findings from extension and research projects to the fishing community, aquaculture practitioners, living marine resource managers, and scientific and technical audiences. The specialist will also be expected to extend information through professional and gray literature publications and extension/outreach products.
Required qualifications include: a masters degree from an accredited institution with a major in marine/environmental science, natural resource management, fisheries biology/management or related field; and experience in extension or outreach work related to coastal living marine resource issues. Required skills include the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team; interpret research-based technical information for both target audiences and the general public; and develop local, state, and regional partnerships; project design, management and evaluation skills. The successful candidate will also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, computer fluency (word processing, spreadsheet, database, web, presentation, and social media applications).
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three letters of recommendation to:
Judy Linder, Administrative Manager
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Applications for this position are now being accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applicants will be contacted for interviews.
Questions about the position may be directed to:
S.C. Sea Grant Extension Program
The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Last updated: 6/4/2013 12:53:22 PM