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Title: Associate Executive Director (Outreach and Administration)

Location: Office of Sea Grant Development

Required Qualifications: M.S. degree in one of the following or related areas: economics, marine resource management, socioeconomics, or hazard resiliency; five years experience in the conduct and administration of sponsored research and outreach activities; knowledge of extension methods; demonstrated leadership and planning ability; demonstrated research and scientific writing skills.

Additional Qualifications Desired: Ph.D. with experience in one of the above or related areas; ability to work with diverse audiences; strong verbal and written skills. Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel overnight.

Responsibilities: Serves as leader of the Louisiana Sea Grant Extension Program and liaison to the Cooperative Extension Service (This jointly funded program includes five - eight faculty/specialists and ten marine extension agents. The agents, who live in coastal parishes, have responsibilities that include practical and educational assistance for 22 coastal parishes. The faculty, who are based on the LSU campus, form an information and technology link between these audiences and university research in five strategic areas: safe and sustainable seafood, sustainable coastal development, healthy coastal ecosystems, hazard resiliency in coastal communities, and public and formal education); manages and directs program development, operational and personnel activities of the marine extension program; plans and coordinates a cohesive extension outreach effort to disseminate university-related research to coastal client groups; participates in regional and national networks on planning and program development; develops and produces the extension portion of the biennial omnibus proposal for funding and serves as coordinator of all Sea Grant Extension projects involving extension personnel mentioned above; develops new research and extension initiatives in Sea Grant and state priority interest areas; acquires funding support for such initiatives from various federal, state, local, and private sector sponsors; assists the Executive Director in leading the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program and represents the Executive Director on all matters; organizes and conducts meetings; collects data and other information from agency, university and private sector partners; prepares drafts of planning documents; develops and leads appropriate integration with counterpart activities of the Sea Grant network, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, and the University; works closely with Sea Grant representatives from other states, other NOAA personnel, and other state and federal agencies to articulate national and regional issues of vital interest to Louisiana and to insure that LSU–through the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program–competes successfully for available enhancement and augmentation funding. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application Deadline: November 14, 2008 or until a candidate is selected.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to:

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Wilson, Executive Director
239 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Ref: #007417
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
cwilson@lsu.edu

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Title: Communications Intern

Location: Office of Sea Grant Development, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Nature of Position: The Louisiana Sea Grant College program, based at Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus, seeks a communication intern for the Spring 2009 semester. The intern will work 15 hours per week for 16 weeks and be paid $7.50 per hour.

Qualifications: Candidates must be full-time, upper-level undergraduate students or full-time graduate students majoring in mass communications or English.

Responsibilities: Primary duties include researching, writing and editing content for a variety of Louisiana Sea Grant print and electronic publications. Other duties may include still and video photography; collection of oral histories for a Web-based project about the commercial fishing culture of south Louisiana; assist with conferences; assist with general Communications office functions; other tasks as assigned. The Communications office may also support self-directed projects that fulfill Sea Grant’s mission.

To Apply: Send a resume and writing samples to:

Roy Kron, Director of Outreach & Communications
103 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La. 70803

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Title: Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialist

Location: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center (RC). The restoration specialists may be based in any number of NOAA facilities including Narragansett, RI, Gloucester, MA, Sandy Hook, NJ, Annapolis, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, St. Petersburg, FL, Galveston, TX, Charleston, SC, Mobile, AL, Santa Rosa, CA, Arcata, CA, Long Beach, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Honolulu, HI, Anchorage, AK, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Silver Spring MD.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management, technical oversight and scientific expertise to support NOAA’s restoration activities funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will provide funding nationwide for habitat restoration projects benefiting living marine resources. Projects funded through the Stimulus Package may involve restoration of marine shorelines, tidal and freshwater wetlands, anadromous fish passage (dam removals and fish ladders), riparian/riverine habitats, shellfish, and coral reef
  • Provide technical expertise to funding recipients in the implementation, oversight, and evaluation of individual projects including field investigations (including site evaluation and baseline assessments), reviewing modeling reports and engineering plans, monitoring project scopes of work, evaluation of design and construction plans, construction oversight and post-construction evaluations
  • Assist with Federal regulatory compliance (e.g. NEPA, and ESA compliance) and assist funding recipients with Federal, state, and local regulatory compliance
  • Assist with public outreach on the progress and outcomes of funded projects
  • Review and process grant applications through NOAA’s Grants Online electronic management systems, and work cooperatively with field staff to monitor project progress and maintain projects on schedule
  • Monitor project budget expenditures in addition to providing periodic reports on project progress and budget
  • Close interaction with various components of NOAA, other federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations will be an important responsibility.

Requirements : Note: Headquarters versus field-based positions require a different balance of skills amongst the following overall list of desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of coastal and riverine ecosystems of a particular U.S. region (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, Northwest, Southwest, Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, or Caribbean) and life histories and habitat requirements of fish and shellfish within that region
  • Strong background in wetland and/or river/anadromous fish restoration and resource management
  • Technical skills in fish passage, geomorphology, hydrology/hydraulics, wetland ecology, or fisheries biology
  • Strong project management skills including project scheduling, budgeting, contract and/or grants management, and ability to handle multiple, concurrent, and competing projects and responsibilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with non-scientists
  • Experience with state and federal regulatory processes
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness for occasional travel within a region is required
  • All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent resident aliens from U.S. colleges or universities

Education Requirements: Candidates should possess a Masters degree or a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in one of the marine or aquatic sciences, fishery biology, ecology, hydrology, water resources, earth science, engineering, marine policy or a related field

To Apply: Please indicate the location(s) that you are interested in along with your resume, a cover letter describing how your qualifications fulfill the requirements of the position and the contact information for three (3) references to jobs@imsg.com with the following subject heading: NOA09010–Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialists.

More Info: FisheriesHabitatRestorationSpecialist.pdf (35KB PDF)


Title: John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer and Visiting Professor

Location: Office of Sea Grant Development, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Qualifications: The Office of Sea Grant Development at Louisiana State University is accepting nominations for the John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer and Visiting Professor for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Applicants should be nationally or internationally recognized for contributions in an area of marine/coastal research, technology transfer, education, or business development. Academically affiliated candidates must hold the rank of full professor or its equivalent and will carry similar faculty rank with the Chair appointment. Appointment duration can vary from a few months to a maximum of one year; we particularly encourage nominations of individuals eligible for either one-half or full year sabbatical from their institutions.

Responsibilities: Appointees will perform work at Louisiana State University that either directly supplements or complements activities being conducted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program or other sponsored research, technology transfer, or education projects administered by the LSU Office of Sea Grant Development. Scholarly work in research or teaching would also be encouraged with appropriate discipline-based academic departments at Louisiana State University.

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Application: Those interested in nominating individuals should confirm a nominee’s interest and submit a nomination letter with the candidate’s curriculum vitae, summary of expertise/interests, proposed activity, preferred appointment dates, and salary requirements. Although this opportunity is open until filled, we plan to review nominations after August 31, 2008.

Closing date: August 29, 2008 or until position is filled.

Contact:

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Wilson, Executive Director
Office of Sea Grant Development
239 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Additional Information: www.laseagrant.org/laborde/

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Title: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate 4 or 5 (Fisheries Extension Enhancement/50% Extension/50% Research)

Location: Office of Sea Grant Development through Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness/Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP)

Funding for the position is provided by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program through a Fisheries Extension Enhancement grant from the National Sea Grant College Program. The incumbent will work in conjunction with CNREP researchers (www.cnrep.lsu.edu) in support of the Louisiana Sea Grant Marine Extension Program (www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu).

Required Qualifications: (Postdoctoral Researcher) Ph.D. in Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Fisheries Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; (Research Assoc. 4 or 5) Master’s degree in Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Fisheries Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university with two years of related experience; (Research Assoc. 5) one additional year of related experience; (All Levels) ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of audiences; possess a demonstrable record of expository writing for print media communications with technical, scientific, and lay audiences.

Additional Qualifications Desired: Experience in survey work, statistics, and/or geographic information systems. Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel overnight and use personal vehicle. Responsibilities: formulates and conducts applied research and outreach activities that address socioeconomic aspects of coastal and marine resource policies with a major emphasis on Louisiana’s coastal fisheries; develops communications to inform coastal stakeholders about programs, policies, and activities of federal, state, and local resource managers; analyzes economic information and develops alternative scenarios for coastal fisheries management in Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico; initiates effective educational programs and materials on the relationships between coastal habitats and fisheries production for youth and adult audiences; works collaboratively with Sea Grant marine extension faculty, other academic faculty, and other relevant public and private interests.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Louisiana State University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2008 or until a candidate is selected. Submit a letter of application, contact information, detailed curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), university transcripts, and the names and addresses of three professional references to:

Dr. Rex H. Caffey, Professor and Director
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
101 Agricultural Administration Building
Louisiana State University
Ref: Log #1180
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-2393
Fax: (225) 578-2716

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Two positions/Recreational Fisheries Economics/Commercial Fisheries Economics/100% Research, 12-24 months/Non-Tenure track)

Location: Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP)

The Postdoctoral Researcher (Recreational Fisheries Economics) and the Postdoctoral Researcher (Commercial Fisheries Economics) positions are grant-funded, non-tenure track positions funded by NOAA Fisheries to the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Both incumbents will work with CNREP researchers in the collection and analysis of primary and secondary data from the recreational/commercial (respectively) fishing industry in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Fisheries Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Additional Qualifications Desired: Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of audiences; possess a demonstrable record of expository writing for technical and scientific audiences; experience in survey design, survey implementation, and statistical analysis. Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel overnight and use personal vehicle. Responsibilities: designs and implements survey instruments; develops spatial and econometric analyses; prepares scientific manuscripts; develops oral presentations.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Louisiana State University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2008 or until a candidate is selected. Submit a letter of application, contact information, detailed curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), university transcripts, and the names and addresses of three professional references to:

Dr. Rex H. Caffey, Professor and Director
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
101Agricultural Administration Building
Louisiana State University
Ref: Log #1188
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-2393 Fax: (225) 578-2716

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

 

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