PROTECTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Applications due Sept. 9, 2002
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) was
designated in 1992 to enhance and protect the resources in over 5000
square miles of ocean waters and along nearly 300 miles of California’s
coast. The Sanctuary's Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP), initiated
in 1994, is a partnership among federal, state and local agencies,
public and private groups to address nonpoint and point sources of
pollution in the region. Four detailed plans to address water quality
issues have already been developed by the group and are in various
stages of implementation, and additional plans addressing new issues
such as beach closures and desalination are anticipated. To lead these
efforts, the Sanctuary requires water quality coordination services
for ongoing plan implementation, future planning and monitoring, and
evaluation of emerging issues. Additional information on the Sanctuary
and the WQPP can be found at: http://montereybay.nos.noaa.gov/
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The chosen applicant will serve as the Water Quality Protection Coordinator
for the Sanctuary to oversee the implementation of existing plans
and development of new plans. They will work closely with interagency
committees, public and private groups and the Sanctuary's
Resource Protection Coordinator to evaluate water quality issues,
pursue methods, resources and partnerships for ongoing implementation
of existing plans, coordinate scoping and development of new plans,
conduct outreach, and evaluate and comment on emerging water quality
Coordinate and strengthen a variety of implementation efforts underway
addressing urban runoff, agriculture and rural lands, marinas and
boating, and regional monitoring issues. Coordinate with committee
members, federal, state and local agencies, public and private groups,
MBNMS staff and contractors to implement additional water quality
strategies, building on existing resources and programs where possible.
Investigate and pursue additional resources needed for implementation,
including collaborative grant proposals, public-private partnerships,
volunteers, Memorandums of Agreement, etc. Develop a framework with
WQPP committee for interagency tracking of plan implementation and
success evaluations, and compile annual program reports.
Coordinate with agencies and volunteer groups in the implementation
of a regional water quality monitoring program and associated databases,
providing advice on monitoring applications and management needs.
Coordinate with partners to strengthen Sanctuary Citizen Watershed
Monitoring Network, a coalition of trained volunteer groups.
Coordinate with agencies and public groups to develop a regional plan
addressing beach closures, sewage discharges and spills, and finalize
a plan on desalination plants. Coordinate scheduling, agendas, lead
meeting facilitation and prepare structured tools to gather information
at workshops. Compile and draft descriptions of existing data and
existing management programs, descriptions of problems and potential
solutions. Work with committee members and other stakeholders to revise
drafts and finalize plans.
EVALUATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
Evaluate and develop recommendations on regional projects and permits
which may impact water quality. Participate in local water quality
projects and meetings to present recommendations and link efforts
with WQPP activities.
Give presentations on water quality issues and the WQPP to government,
public and private groups, coordinate public workshops and media publicity,
respond to information requests, and provide water quality updates
for the Sanctuary1s webpage and listserves. Coordinate with Sanctuary
education staff on water quality outreach needs and products.
Master's degree with minimum of 3 years experience in work
related to resource management, water quality, and multistakeholder
coordination. Knowledge and experience in Federal, State, and local
regulations, programs and guidelines related to water quality issues
knowledge of related physical and biological sciences.
CONTRACT AND APPLICATION:
The full contract period is for three years beginning approximately
October 21, 2002. Work is expected to be full-time and will be located
at the Sanctuary offices in either Santa Cruzor Monterey, California.
Benefits and insurance are not included and are the responsibility
of the contractor. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume,
and names of 3 references by September 9, 2002 to:
Resource Protection Coordinator
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
299 Foam St.
Monterey, CA 93940