National Estuarine Research Reserve Liaison for New England
Company: Lynker Corporation
Posted on: January 27, 2023
** Fully remote but must be located in coastal New England
Lynker is seeking a management liaison (also called technical
program officer) to support the implementation of the NOAA programs
in New England, specifically the National Estuarine Research
Reserves, and support the coordination of NOAA Office for Coastal
Management work in the New England region. In support of the
National Estuarine Research Reserves, the liaison will support the
implementation of 3 national estuarine research reserves - Wells,
Great Bay, and Narragansett Bay - approved by NOAA under the
Coastal Zone Management Act - as well as support New England
technical assistance related to the effective delivery of services
to our partners, including those that build community and coastal
resilience and promote nature-based solutions. The position can be
located remotely, but must reside in the New England region (ME,
NH, MA, RI, CT) with convenient travel to partners and events on
The successful candidate will serve as the liaison for three
national estuarine research reserves and assist a team with coastal
management service delivery in New England.
Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate with Reserves and NOAA's federal program officer to
negotiate, process, amend, and monitor cooperative agreements and
grants; and provide technical reviews for other proposals as
- Conduct necessary environmental compliance for cooperative
agreement tasks, including relevant post-award actions, and
coordinate with OCM Environmental Compliance coordinator for
guidance and approval.
- Support implementation of Reserve activities, including: review
and analysis of yearly grant/financial assistance awards; review
and approval of performance measure submissions; program
evaluations required under the CZMA; and the development, review,
and approval of five-year management plans.
- Provide subject matter expertise and regional coordination
support on coastal management issues, including habitat and water
- Identify research reserve program highlights and other
opportunities to communicate partner success stories.
- Identify and facilitate programmatic synergies across the
National Estuarine Research Reserves and Coastal Management
programs and other partners in New England to enhance execution and
results, and/or identify joint projects.
- Support and coordinate on habitat, water quality, nature-based
solutions and other coastal resource management issues across the
New England region.
- Participate and contribute to both the OCM Ecosystems/NERRS
program and the OCM New England team.
- Engage with regional climate collaboration groups to
communicate areas of need and opportunities for OCM coastal
resilience products and services.
- Work with team members to leverage interest of a variety of
partners to pursue training, economic data, and product delivery
for NERRS, Northeast Regional Ocean Council, underserved
communities, and other partners in New England.
- Master's degree in Environmental Policy, Marine Policy, or a
related field, plus 3 additional years of relevant professional
- Experience in climate resilience and adaptation challenges
confronting coastal and estuarine resource management.
- Documented knowledge of/experience with coastal zone management
issues and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), with experience
specific to the New England region.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to
- Strong ability to be organized, detail-oriented, manage time to
achieve project objectives to meet deadlines, and work both
independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Demonstrated experience with stakeholder outreach and
engagement, especially relating to environmental management
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management,
colleagues, and external partners.
- Ability to pass a National Agency Check and fingerprinting
background check and maintain it through the duration of
- Documented experience in environmental planning, policy,
technical, and regulatory support for the Federal
- Experience with managing aspects of grants.
- Experience working with a variety of partners, such as
state/territorial and federal agencies, environmental justice or
tribal communities, academia, and nongovernmental
- Experience developing and tracking project milestones and
- Training or demonstrated experience in facilitation.
Lynker is a growing small business specializing in professional,
scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team
combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes
and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in
hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information
technology, resource management, conservation, and management and
business process improvement.
We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be
effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our
streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented
professionals to tackle our customers' scientific and technical
priorities creatively and effectively.
Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive
salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of
exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound
science and creative solutions.
Lynker is an E-Verify employer.
Lynker is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to
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