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Published 13 days ago

March 1, 2020
February 3, 2020
Commensurate with experience. The employee will be a full-time employee of the New York Harbor Foundation d/b/a Billion Oyster Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Job Position: BOP Staff Scientist

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

 

The Billion Oyster Project’s Staff Scientist is a restoration practitioner who works with the BOP Restoration Team to design and monitor multiple pilot and large-scale oyster restoration projects, and to advance BOP’s research and restoration goals for New York Harbor. The BOP Staff Scientist collaborates with partners, including multiple regional universities, colleges, research institutions, NYC Parks, and other property stewards. The Staff Scientist serves as a mentor for students in the Marine Biology Research Program at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School. 


About the Position

The Billion Oyster Project Staff Scientist is responsible for managing monitoring and research initiatives that are funded by a variety of private, city, state, and federally-funded partnerships. The work for these projects varies and includes contributing to or leading on contract and budget development, pre-installation surveys, permitting, project implementation and delivery, data collection, analysis, and reporting, and strategic planning for long-term restoration initiatives. 


The Staff Scientist will manage one or more multi-year projects with budgets of approximately $1-3 million. The Scientist will be responsible for the development of research project plans and the day-to-day management of project activities and deliverables, including field scheduling, implementation, fieldwork, and funder and regulatory reporting. The Scientist will report to the Director of Restoration. This is both a fieldwork and writing-intensive position and requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research and Monitoring

  • Design and implement research that informs the work of restoring a sustainable oyster population to New York Harbor. Research is frequently performed in collaboration with external partners.
  • Lead on annual monitoring activities for BOP projects at multiple locations throughout NY Harbor (May - November). Train BOP staff to use relevant protocols. Prepare an annual data summary and analysis report. 


Restoration Strategy

  • Participate in the planning and design of future projects
  • Research funding opportunities and develop funding proposals for existing and new projects


Communications and Partnership Development

  • Cultivate external partnerships that encourage the use of BOP projects as research platforms
  • Publish monitoring and research results (BOP Monitoring Report), participate in press interviews and deliver presentations for media and industry


Education

  • Serve as a Professional Mentor and Internship Advisor to students in the New York Harbor School Marine Biology Research Program


Project Management and Regulatory Compliance

  • Manage research and/or restoration projects as a Project Manager
  • Secure and maintain research permits, as needed 
  • Update BOP monitoring protocols, as needed 
  • Support other Project Managers by advising on and developing new research protocols
  • Develop a BOP Hatchery data tracking system


Required Qualifications

  • Candidates with a Ph.D. are strongly preferred, but those with an M.S. and direct relevant experience, including multiple years of project management experience, will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience with data management and analysis
  • Some experience with applied research
  • Professional experience relating to oyster ecology, estuarine systems or similar 
  • Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Professional, enthusiastic, hard-working and “can do” attitude
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working as an educator (high school age students)
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS or other GIS software



About the Billion Oyster Project

The Billion Oyster Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. The Billion Oyster Project is fueled by the passion and commitment of the team. Enthusiasm for the work of environmental restoration, public education and environmental justice is an expectation for the position. Candidates should be comfortable working on a team with various stakeholders and delivering on complex, multi-step projects.


Our Vision 

A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return, benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons.


Our Ethos

Restoration through Education

We believe that restoration without education is fleeting. To ensure the long-term health and productivity of our natural environment, we must teach young people to care for, monitor and restore their Harbor.


Education through Restoration

We believe that students learn best when applying their studies to a large-scale ecosystem restoration project that challenges them to become active participants and takes them out of the classroom, down to the water’s edge to experience the ecosystem first-hand.


Our Flagship School

The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School’s mission is to provide a college-preparatory education built upon New York City's maritime experience that instills in students the ethics of environmental stewardship and the skills associated with careers on the water.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Billion Oyster Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 


Fingerprinting

Any person working in the New York City Department of Education buildings, working with NYC DOE students or who has access to NYC DOE confidential information is required by New York State law to undergo a security clearance, including fingerprints, prior to commencing services. All prospective employees must have a security clearance before starting work. No one can be fingerprinted by the NYC DOE or undergo the security clearance unless they have been added to the organization or agency's Personnel Eligibility Tracking System roster.

Job Position: BOP Staff Scientist

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

 

The Billion Oyster Project’s Staff Scientist…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

The BOP Staff Scientist is a full-time, year-round position and benefits include health insurance, generous paid vacation time and sick leave, 401K, a commuter program, and Citi Bike discount.

The BOP Staff Scientist is a full-time, year-round position and benefits include health insurance, generous paid vacation time and sick leave, 401K, a commuter program, and Citi…

How to Apply

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

Location

10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004

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