Local recruitment: Environmental Management Staffer - Sustainable Fisheries Team

Chesapeake Research Consortium

Annapolis, MD, USA 🇺🇸

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is seeking an individual for a three-year Environmental Management Staffer position within its Environmental Management Career Development Program. All CRC Staffers in the Environmental Management Career Development Program support the work of the Chesapeake Bay Program. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) brings together leaders from state, federal and local government, as well as academia and the watershed’s many communities, to collaborate on creating the best strategies and tools for cleaning up the Bay and the rivers and streams that flow into it and engaging with diverse communities to restore habitat health for living resources and promote stewardship for an environmentally and economically sustainable Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Program is fueled by science and driven by partnership.

The Environmental Management Staffer in this position will support the CBP’s Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (Fisheries GIT). The Fisheries GIT enhances cross-jurisdictional, ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Chesapeake Bay and uses science to inform management decisions. The Fisheries GIT is comprised of the lead state fisheries managers, scientists, and key stakeholders from around the Bay to improve management and recovery of fish and shellfish species, including oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass, shad, herring, and their habitats. The Fisheries GIT is responsible for implementing the oyster restoration, blue crab, forage, and fish habitat outcomes under the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. It also leads the Invasive Catfish Workgroup to improve science and tributary based management strategies for blue and flathead catfish.

The following provides some specific responsibilities that are likely to be assigned to the person accepting this position. This list is not exhaustive, and not all activities are concurrent. Staffers are considered a critical part of the team, working daily with networks of dedicated and passionate professionals, and can share in guiding and shaping important aspects of the work at hand.
• Provide meeting support by scheduling meetings and developing meeting agendas, setting up hybrid meeting technologies such as video conferencing and collaborative tools (training provided), drafting concise meeting minutes, and tracking and following-up on action items with various staff and partners.
• Engage closely with Fisheries GIT coordinator and leadership by providing meeting pre-briefs and other planning meetings.
• Work with staff at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office to link work with the Fisheries GIT.
• Manage and update content, contacts, and calendar items on goal team and workgroup webpages on the Chesapeake Bay Program website (content management system training provided). Maintain internal workgroup email distribution lists.
• Update, track, and consolidate feedback on documents or resources as necessary from workgroup members, leadership, and other experts.
• Assist with coordination, implementation, and tracking of actions specified in the two-year logic and action plans for relevant fisheries outcomes, particularly: Blue Crab Abundance; Blue Crab Management; Oysters; Forage; and Fish Habitat.
• Participate in the Strategy Review System (SRS) process for the fisheries-related outcomes, including the review and development of management materials, action plans, presentations, and associated materials.
• Assist with grant funding processes and management responsibilities and project oversite. This requires identify project ideas and setting priorities with the Fisheries GIT, drafting project statements of work, and working with technical leads to track project status and provide project leads feedback from key Fisheries GIT members (this usually involves helping to coordinate a project steering committee).
• Participate as needed to write reports and communication pieces, perform analysis, consolidate data, report on performance indicators and other tasks as assigned, or as desired for professional growth.

Full position details available here: https://chesapeake.org/2023/03/07/chesapeake-bay-programs-fisheries-goal-team-staffer/






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development