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March 2008


- Position Vacancy: Water Conservation Director, St. Johns River Water Management District

The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) is seeking a senior manager to provide programmatic direction and leadership of the District's total water conservation program. SJRWMD (headquartered in Palatka, FL) is dedicated to the preservation and management of Florida's precious water resources. Our mission is to ensure the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the District and the state of Florida. We have 715 staff members with a revenue budget of approximately $423 million. Education and experience required for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in earth science, engineering, planning, project management or a field related to water conservation
  • 5 years experience in urban/suburban water conservation with a focus on implementing and measuring water conservation practices

If you have the passion and expertise to assist us in the District's mission, please contact us at: http://www.sjrwmd.com. The Application deadline is March 7, 2008.


- Position Vacancy: Associate Project Manager, Florida Everglades

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (CESAJ), in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District and numerous other federal, state, local, and tribal partners, came up with a plan to restore the Everglades (known as CERP). This plan is meant to enhance the supply of fresh water into Florida Bay to restore estuarine salinity levels, improve flood protection for the dense populations of the coastal zones, and ensure fresh drinking water for south Florida residents.
     The Associate Project Manager provides support to the Everglades Partners Joint Venture’s (EPJV) Senior Project Managers or Project Managers in the production of reports and data analyses related to the management of projects in the South Florida restoration effort. The EPJV is a joint effort of the firms of Parsons and PBS&J providing multidisciplinary services in project and program management to the CESAJ in the South Florida restoration effort. Preferred experience: BS/BA degree in Engineering (civil or mechanical), Environmental Science, Construction Management or an associated field, coupled with a minimum of 2 years of experience.  A Master’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
     Contact: William B. Fogle, Deputy Program Manager, wbfogle@pbsj.com, (904) 232-1741 / (904) 412-1566 cell   - OR -   Deborah Scerno, Sr. Project Manager, Deborah.Scerno@parsons.com, (904) 232-2805.
[This info came to us from the SEERS listserv].  


- Position Vacancy: Plankton Ecologist, East Carolina University

The Department of Biology and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Coastal Science and Policy (IICSP) seek applications for a 9-month Assistant or Associate Professor joint tenure-track position in Plankton Ecology, to begin August 11, 2008.  A Ph.D. from an appropriately accredited institution is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will lead a strong extramurally funded research program and contribute to our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Persons with research interests including anthropogenic effects on coastal systems and the ability to create working partnerships with other IICSP faculty are preferred. Appropriate service to the university, community and profession is expected.  IICSP is a newly-formed institute with more than 60 affiliated faculty from natural and social sciences.  East Carolina University is a nationally-recognized Research I institution with resources dedicated to coastal research including boating, diving, coastal facilities and other collaborations, with interdisciplinary doctoral programs in biology and coastal resources management.
     To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and curriculum vitae online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. In addition, arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Roger Rulifson, Biology/IICSP Search Committee Chair, Flanagan Hall 385, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, 252-328-9400, rulifsonr@ecu.edu.
      For information about IICSP and the Department of Biology, go to http://author.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/IICSP.cfm or http://www.ecu.edu/biology
      [Note from Lisa Clough, who told us about this vacancy through the SEERS listserv, "The ad will appear in Science on 2/28. We do NOT have a specific type of plankton ecologist in mind, so would consider anything from phyto to larval fish."]


- Funding Opportunity: Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is a partnership working in support of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. ACFHP has issued a Request For Proposals for a project dealing with gathering and synthesizing information on habitat along the Atlantic coast. Scientific information will be integrated into a database, analyzed, and utilized as a tool to determine habitat priorities, status, and severity of threats, and scrutinized to identify information gaps. Products from this work will include information on fish populations and habitat to support a coast-wide conservation plan that sets priorities for management, conservation, and outreach. Questions concerning the program must be received by March 14th, and should be directed to Jessie Thomas (jthomas@asmfc.org). The proposal deadline is April 4th, 2008. View the RFP.
[Jessie Thomas of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made us aware of this RFP through the Sea Grant listserv]  

- Funding Opportunity: Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program, National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requests scallop research proposals to use total allowable catch (TAC) and Days-at-Sea (DAS) that have been set aside by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to fund scallop research endeavors under the 2008 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set- Aside Program (Scallop RSA Program). No Federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Rather, the Scallop RSA Program funds scallop research and compensates participating vessels through the sale of scallops harvested under the research set-aside quota. Priority will be given to research proposals that address the following research priorities as identified by NMFS and the Council: Intensive industry-based access area surveys; Other surveys, including areas not surveyed by the annual NMFS survey; Scallop biology; Identification and evaluation of methods to reduce groundfish bycatch; Identification and evaluation of methods to reduce habitat impacts; Habitat characterization research; Sea turtle/scallop fishery interaction research; Scallop stock assessment and population dynamics research; Area management research; and Research that will facilitate the transition of the NFMS Northeast scallop dredge survey. Proposal due date March 21, 2008. For more information, see the Federal Register notice for NMFS-NEFSC-2008-2001277.


- Funding Opportunity: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (U.S. Department of Interior; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS]) is seeking applications for projects to acquire real property interest (e.g., easement or fee title) in coastal lands or waters from willing sellers or partners (coastal wetlands ecosystems) for long-term conservation or for restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems for long-term conservation. Approximately $19 million is available*. Applications are due by June 27, 2008.
     For more information, check out the Grants.gov link (here), then contact Christy Kuczak, 703/358-1748. E-mail: christy_kuczak@fws.gov.

* Eligible coastal states are those bordering the Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin); states bordering the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington).

- Funding Opportunity: U.S. Env. Protection Agency
Consequences of Global Change for Water Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to better understand the effect of global change on U.S. water quality. The EPA is interested in the hydrologic and other watershed processes that affect water resources that may be altered by a changing climate. The goal of this solicitation is to assemble modeling systems capable of capturing important linkages between regional climate drivers and terrestrial hydrologic systems and to apply these modeling systems to improve the overall understanding of the sensitivity of key water quality or aquatic ecosystem management targets to the types of climate changes anticipated over the next several decades. Programs: EPA-G2008-STAR-D1,D2.  Deadline: May 8, 2008, 4:00 p.m. EST. To read the complete request for applications, visit  http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_star_gcwq.html

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March 30, 2008