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Ocean Career: Coastal Specialist at North Carolina Coastal Federation

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, US
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May 19, 2022

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Ocean Career: Coastal Specialist at North Carolina Coastal Federation ECO Posted On April 12, 2021
This two-year position will assist federation staff to complete grant-funded oyster, living shoreline and wetland restoration projects.
It will help coordinate and track project deliverables, timelines, meetings, reporting requirements and contractors. The Coastal Specialist will report directly to the Coastal Scientist. This position is based out of the southeast region office, located in Wrightsville Beach, NC.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in planning, design, construction and monitoring of grant funded habitat restoration projects.
-Communicate with contractors and project material suppliers
-Help provide oversight of construction and contractors
-Operate and maintain equipment needed to perform job responsibilities
Track regulatory permit application development, submittal and review
Perform outreach and education programs related to the restoration projects
-Work with communication staff to promote project education and outreach efforts
-Assist with project-related community outreach and communication initiatives
Provide support with project management and grant tracking and reporting
COMPETENCIES: Ability to operate field equipment and tools
Ability to work with volunteers and students
Ability to prepare project reports
Ability to work as part of an integrated team as well as perform assignments independently
Ability to work outside year round
Ability to lift 40 pounds and work in physically demanding coastal environments
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Provide professional representation of the federation
Strong personal environmental ethic
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Minimum bachelor's degree in related field to job duties.
Three years of experience in coastal education and coastal resource management/restoration.
Demonstrated field ecology skills related to natural resource management and/or oyster and coastal wetland habitat restoration.
Field experiences pertaining to coastal education and coastal resource management/restoration.
East coast estuarine and coastal systems knowledge preferred.
Experience working around coastal waters.
Experience in project management, field work, and environmental management.
Experience operating power tools.
Experienced in using GIS software and Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Position : Full-time
Salary : $32,000 to $38,000
To Apply : Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by April 16, 2021 to: , include ‘Coastal Specialist' in the email subject line.
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