JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESTUARINE COMMUNITY LIAISON

SAN JUAN BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM STUDY TO IDENTIFY RAW SEWAGE AND OTHER POLLUTANT DISCHARGES INTO THE SJBE AND ITS WATERSHED

CONTRACT NUMBER EPA/ C-72-250-02

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is seeking a professional to assist as Estuarine Community Liaison and Community Relations Specialists for the project title: “SJBEP Study to Identify Raw Sewage and Other Pollutant Discharges into the SJBE and Its Watersheds” (Project). This project aims to identify all sources of pollution in the San Juan Bay Estuary. The hired person for this position will foster citizen participation and empowerment at selected communities within the SJBE watershed where water quality problems have been previously identified.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Develop local action plans founded on broad and meaningful community engagement and building partnerships to deliver agreed priorities.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
The hired person will develop local action plans founded on broad and meaningful community engagement and building partnerships to deliver agreed priorities.

  • The following tasks are expected to be performed in support of this overarching mandate:
  • Evaluates community needs, water resource problem areas, determines the scope of effort required for action by stakeholders and community leaders.
  • Determines data to be collected, field investigation scopes, environmental, social and cultural scopes, public involvement and required coordination.
  • Formulates alternatives which address the objectives of regional economic development, environmental quality, and social wellbeing.
  • Implement participatory research methods and techniques to facilitate communities and stakeholder’s participation;
  • Provide support to the SJBE’s Staff and project’s team members in the implementation of water quality restoration and educational program in the selected communities.
  • Coordinate meetings and special gatherings in support of the project;
  • Serve as a facilitator between the needs of the SJBE watershed communities and the goals of the Project;
  • Plan, organize and implement communities’ program;
  • Maintain records and prepare quarterly reports;

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Planning, Social Ecology, Environmental Education or other closely related field.
  • At least ten years of experience in environmental and project management experience in water resource planning/community/economic development or environmental education, including two years in an urban setting.
  • Experience in coordination of events, water resource planning and knowledge of public sector regional planning, municipal governments and state & federal grant research & management.
  • Familiar with sustainability practices, stormwater management techniques, conservation, and land management for urban areas.
  • Must enjoy public speaking and being in front of large audiences.
  • Must have communication, writing, organizational, analytical and computer skills.
  • Experience working with MS4 program, Green Infrastructure and other stormwater best management practices is strongly desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English.

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Please notify the applying position in title and expected salary in the CV.

For more information about the San Juan Bay Estuary Program, please visit our webpage at estuario.org or call us at 787-725-8165. The Center of the Estuary is located at 265 Calle San Francisco, Old San Juan.