Coral Program Coordinator (Puerto Rico Department of Planning and Natural Resources)

2 weeks ago(12/6/2017 10:23 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
PR-Río Piedras
Security Clearance Level


CSS-Inc. seeks to hire a full time Coral Program Coordinator (CPC) to be located at the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Environmental Resources (DNER), Bureau of Coasts, Reserves and Refuges. The CPC will help the Puerto Rico Point of Contact (POC) for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) strengthen, coordinate, and implement Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Management Program. The CPC will also help the POC implement a cohesive approach for implementing science-based initiatives to manage and mitigate impacts to Puerto Rico's coral reef resources.


Responsiblities include:

  • Provide support to the Puerto Rico Coral Reef Program POC
  • Oversee performance and completion of Tasks and activities specified in Puerto Rico's Coral Grant Cooperative Agreement;
  • Manage all Puerto Rico’s Coral Reef Program Grant awards through the NOAA Grants Online system
  • Prepare and evaluate project proposals associated with coral reef conservation and management.
  • Develop and submit all post award action requests related to Puerto Rico’s Coral Reef Cooperative Agreements
  • Provide management and scientific advice in the formulation of coral reef and associated coastal ecosystem management projects
  • Coordinate and attend meetings as appropriate, including conference call
  • Convene and consult with DNER Coral Reef Advisory Committee to implement Puerto Rico’s Coral Reef Program.
  • Participate in workshops on coral reef conservation and management issues
  • Coordinate with federal and state agencies to develop and implement initiatives for conserving, protecting, and managing Puerto Rico’s coral reefs
  • Assist with implementing activities associated with the Local Action Strategies (LAS) and the Coral Reef Capacity Assessment.
  • Promote interactions among NOAA's Management and Fisheries Liaisons and Coral Fellowship recipients.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in a natural science, natural resource management, or marine policy field
  • At least Five (5) years of experience working in the area of natural resource initiatives at the local or territorial/federal government level, including interaction with local communities
  • Fluency in Spanish and English written and oral language
  • Knowledge of federal grants management
  • Knowledge of Puerto Rico’s Coral Reef Initiative, local action strategies and associated coral reef projects, and awareness of ongoing conservation efforts
  • Knowledge of Puerto Rico’s communities and natural resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental planning and management
    License and or certification in Professional Planning
    Demonstrated experience managing or working with spatial and tabular environmental or planning data



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