Charleston, SC

Conservation Ecology and Policy Specialist II

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with professionals across NOAA and NFWF to shape and execute coastal resilience programs that benefit ecosystems and communities.
  • Manages strategic initiatives and partnerships to effectively implement the National Coastal Resilience Fund program.
  • Addresses new and emerging issues related to coastal ecosystem resilience and restoration.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on relevant programmatic and policy initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in marine science or policy.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with professionals in the fields of management and policy.
  • At least 7 years of direct experience working in marine resource conservation and policy.
  • At least 7 years of experience in environmental project management, writing and editing of detailed work plans, public speaking, briefings, and engagement, including meeting and workshop planning, facilitation and recording of meeting content, natural resource policy and planning, or comparable work experience in a related field.
  • Experience conducting policy analysis, program development, and planning.
  • Experience working with community groups, agency and non-agency partners, university representatives, and professionals in the fields of science, ecology and management, and marine resource policy and management.
  • Experience working with federal government and state partners.
  • Subject-matter knowledge in coastal hazards such as inundation, storm surge, sea-level rise, and erosion.
  • Strong expertise in ecosystem restoration and ecosystem and community resilience.
  • Ability to make connections across work efforts; strong networking capabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Processing of a National Agency Check and fingerprinting will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Google Suite.
  • General familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS).

Special Requirements:

Contract staff must meet Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) visitor qualifications. General requirements usually provide that all contractor personnel on U.S. Federal Facilities be: U.S. Citizens, with no outstanding felony warrants, and no felony convictions.

About Lynker:

Lynker is a growing, Hub-zone certified 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 Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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