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Alternative Oyster Culture Grants Program Outreach Coordinator

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Detroit, Michigan, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Location: Terrebonne Parish Extension Office

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Job Posting Title:
Alternative Oyster Culture Grants Program Outreach Coordinator
Position Type:
Professional / Unclassified
Department:
LSUAM ORED - SG - Grand Isle (Brian Randall Callam (00008881))
Work Location:
Terrebonne Parish Extension Office
Pay Grade:
Professional
Job Description:

This position is an essential part of the Louisiana Sea Grant Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) Program Initiative and will be the principal extension-type liaison with the AOC oystermen to help facilitate their efforts to develop a successful business on a statewide level. The requirements and duties include: oyster industry education and experience and coordination of trainings, meetings and workshops, assisting with development of best practices for the industry, acting as a liaison with the Louisiana Sea Grant Hatchery, and a working knowledge of appropriate habitats, methods, regulations, licensing and marketing for AOC oysters.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate Sea Grant assistance to AOC business with knowledge on such tasks as setting eyed oyster larvae; help in coordinating the best types of cages and grow-out methods; help them learn how to keep proper inventory of supplies; help them balance priorities between the different farms production needs; impart information on how keep brood-stock healthy and ready for spawning; keep current with standard operating procedures in the nationwide industry. (40%)

Supervise the progress of AOC grant awardees in establishing their business - responsible for grant documentation requirements as needed to complete grant deliverables and reimbursement. (25%)

Coordinate planning meetings with the field Marine Extension Personnel (MEP); develop and lead training workshops and informational meeting for MEPs, AOC oystermen, and traditional oystermen potentially interested in AOC farming. (20%)

Liaison with LSG Hatchery; Help with Remote Setting Methodology Training with Traditional Oyster Harvesters - the individual we hire will be available to assist the LSG Hatchery personnel with this important work. (10%)

Attend and co-present status reports at Oyster Task Force meetings and AOC state conferences and meetings. Other duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Aquaculture, Marine Biology or Sciences, Fisheries Sciences, Natural Resources or related scientific field and 1-2 years experience with day-to-day field operations of oyster cage culture operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree Degree in Aquaculture, Marine Biology or Sciences, Fisheries Sciences, Natural Resources or related scientific field and 2 - 3 years (preferred but not required in addition to degree) experience with day-to-day field operations of oyster cage culture operations. 3 - 5 years working in the oyster off-bottom oyster aquaculture industry.

Special / Physical Qualifications:
  • Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc. Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor. Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Job occasionally requires sitting, climbing/balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting. Job requires ability to travel.
  • Due to the nature and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to alcohol/drug testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
  • Pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Additional Information:

Louisiana Sea Grant is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to create an initiative to enhance and expand the use of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) (also know as "off-bottom oyster culture) in Louisiana. The position of AOC Coordinator will be central to the development and implementation of this initiative which includes industry grants for the development of parks, hatcheries, grow-out farms & nurseries and creation of educational and outreach information. Details on this initiative are available at the following website address: https://www.laseafoodfuture.com/aoc . Any questions about the position can also be addressed to Dr. Brian Callam (see application details) or Dr. Earl Melancon (see application details)

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:
Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Due to the nature and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to alcohol/drug testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
Posting Date:
August 26, 2021
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check -An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ((see application details)).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at (see application details) or emailed (see application details)
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