Temporary Program Manager (Institute of Environment)

Florida International University (FIU)

Miami, FL, US

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Job Summary

The Institute of Environment is seeking a Temporary Program Manager to join their team of professionals. 

  • Serves as a senior technical and scientific expert providing technical and science policy recommendations and support to DOI/OERI and also to the federal, state, local, and tribal agencies working within the Greater Everglades watershed restoration program.
  • Interagency coordination roles specifically related to the DOI/OERI led South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Task Force.
  • Coordinating, consulting and advising on the scientific programs, research and other related activities of DOI’s South Florida ecosystem restoration programs across the Office of Everglades.
  • Works with the OERI – Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives staff on programmatic responsibilities related to the production of required reports to Congress.
  • Reviews and evaluates the scientific/technical products/activities of the various south Florida agencies and works within the DOI South.
  • Florida ecosystem restoration team to advance shared goals through interagency resource preservation and restoration projects.
  • Serve as the senior DOI/OERI science liaison to the Science Coordination Group and /National Academies CISRERP.
  • Prepares highly technical analysis of complex scientific information and research in the form of briefing papers and documents for these and other forums and audiences, including DOI cabinet level officials; federal, state, local, and tribal governments; and stakeholders.

Job Category

Temporary

Desired Qualifications

  • Inter-disciplinary knowledge of advanced water resources management, wildlife and aquatic ecology, plant ecology, marine ecology and oceanography, and the theory and practices of ecosystem restoration and landscape conservation applicable in natural ecosystems, including parks, refuges, and other protected areas.
  • Knowledge of the roles/authorities of various state and federal civil works and environmental agencies, and a strong background in the laws/regulations regarding public land management, and the conservation and preservation of natural resources.
  • Advanced skills in interacting with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal and state government. Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups on complex natural resources issues. Skill in diplomacy, negotiations, and sound judgment when working with federal, state, local and Tribal governmental representatives, the news media, NGOs, and the public.
  • Ability to work within large multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering programs through inter-agency project teams including outside cooperating scientists, to address complex environmental problems of unusual technical difficulty and/or requiring extensive inter-governmental coordination.
  • Ability to review and translate complex scientific and technical information into concise scientific messages and policy recommendations, and skills in communicating this information to NPS/DOI natural resource managers, outside agencies, and the broader stakeholder community.
  • Skill in public speaking and oral presentations of scientific and technical data in order to educate and persuade agency staff, decision makers, and the general public to support management actions that should be taken to protect and restore natural ecosystems.
  • Skill in technical writing and the editing of advanced and complex scientific information, and broad general knowledge and experience in the techniques used for scientific data collection/processing, statistical analyses, and simulation modeling.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate specialization and four (4) years of related experience, or Master’s degree in an appropriate specialization and two (2) years related experience.

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday
  • Between 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • 24 hours a week

 

Advertised Salary

$80.00/hour

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Driving on behalf of the university.

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver’s License Check

 

Temporary Disclosure

As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a temporary employee who works on average 30 hours or more per week may be eligible to enroll in health care benefits. As a temporary employee, you are also eligible to enroll in supplemental plans (e.g. dental, vision,) which requires full payment on your part.  

Upon completing an assignment, employees may apply for a position on FIU Careers.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“. 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“. 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED