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Contract Announcement – Intergovernmental & Policy Coordinator

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (ESTUARIO, SJBEP) is seeking interested candidates to support the Executive Director and the San Juan Bay Estuary Team as Intergovernmental and Policy Coordinator in conducting a revision of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to reflect environmental changes and recent atmospheric events that bring about emerging challenges to the restoration and conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary watershed. The new revision is expected to update, amend and propose new actions, based on current and projected risks. 

Estuario will begin the two-year review process by conducting a background analysis for the revision of the CCMP, which will include collecting information from its mitigation planning, green infrastructure, and illicit discharges detection initiatives the first year. In the second year, a list of recommendations will be compiled through public meetings, meeting with stakeholder committees, as well as presented through Estuario’s website and local news publications. Selection of the new actions to include in a revised CCMP will take into account the recommendations made by the SJBEP Management Conference. The EPA’s Program Officer will be substantially involved in the CCMP revision process.


The Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Coordinator will be in charge of activities that will launch the review process of the CCMP:

  • Conduct a background analysis for the revision of the CCMP, which will include collecting information from the mitigation planning, green infrastructure, and illicit discharges detection and correction initiatives
  • Conduct interviews with relevant team members to collect information
  • Incorporate effective strategies for evaluation of the background analysis 
  • Work closely with the Executive Director who will oversee and guide the entire CCMP Process
  • Communicate regularly with the EPA Program Officer to provide updates and important findings during the process
  • Prepare a report on the status of the CCMP Actions


  • Bachelor degree in urban planning and/or development, public administration, or related programs
  • Works well independently and as part of a team, on the field, and behind a computer. 
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, establish and monitor timelines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize computerized systems and equipment to complete assigned tasks, including; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat; and other systems/programs as needed
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, professional peers, the general public, and the ability to effectively work as a team and on individual assignments
  • Ability to multitask efficiently.
  • Adapts easily to dynamic and changing situations. 
  • Proactive and creative with a positive attitude. Once given an instruction, the coordinator will figure out a way to accomplish the goal.
  • Understands how Estuario’s programs and projects relate to one another and how each contributes to the implementation of the CCMP.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including speaking in public to diverse audiences and one-on-one conversations with various level of leaders and/or individuals
  • Excellent ability to synthesize information, analyze data


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/CV by email no later than March 31, 2021 to: [email protected]. The email must be directed to [email protected], and must specify in the subject the title of the position, “Intergovernmental and Policy Coordinator”. 


The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), created under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and managed nationally by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Its mission is to improve the water quality of the San Juan Bay Estuary. Per Section 320 of the CWA, each of the 28 entities affiliated to the NEP must submit to EPA Administrator a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to guide the restoration efforts of the most important coastal ecosystems for the economy of the Nation. The main responsibility of each organization under the NEP is to coordinate and measure the implementation of the plan in partnership with the community, state, local, and federal governments and the Academia.

The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

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