Multiple Positions Available

4 October 2012

Multiple Positions Available

1. AOOS seeks Program Coordinator
Operations Development
Anchorage, Alaska

2. Polar Field Services seeks Project Manager
Science and Logistics
Barrow, Alaska

1. AOOS seeks Program Coordinator
Operations and Development
Anchorage, Alaska

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) seeks a program coordinator for
operations development to work with the Executive Director and staff in
developing the AOOS vision and plans. This is a full-time position
funded for one year with intent for the position to become permanent
depending on funding and interest. The position is based in Anchorage,

AOOS is a regional network of ocean and coastal observations and
information products that aid in understanding the status of Alaska's
marine ecosystem and allow stakeholders to make better decisions about
the use of the marine environment.

The program coordinator responsibilities will include assisting in all
aspects of developing the AOOS program, working with the AOOS board and
committees, the AOOS data management team, and the national and other
regional ocean observing programs. The program coordinator will work
closely with the AOOS program manager for partnerships and outreach and
AOOS partners and stakeholders to facilitate the prioritization and
implementation of new observing platforms and instruments, forecasts,
and other integrated ocean observing initiatives. The coordinator will
also help develop or strengthen programs to monitor ocean acidification,
climate change impacts to the marine environment, harmful algal blooms,
coastal hazards, and efforts related to marine safety. Additional
activities may include writing proposals, strengthening partnerships
with Canada, devising strategies for incorporating biological datasets
into the AOOS, and facilitating the creation of a "State of Alaska
Oceans and Coasts" annual report. The coordinator will interface with
both scientists and stakeholders, and serve as a communicator and
facilitator to promote ocean observing in Alaska. There will be some
travel associated with this position.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in a science or
environmental field and a minimum of two years relevant experience;
ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of
organization; excellent written and oral communication and presentation
skills; ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective
manner for a general audience; strong interpersonal skills, including
the ability to facilitate groups with diverse opinions; strong
analytical skills, including an ability to synthesize large amounts of
scientific information; experience in writing proposals; proficiency in
Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and a high level of internet and
email competency.

For further information about AOOS, please see:

Application deadline: Monday, 17 October 2012.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest,
resume, and three references. Please send application materials to Molly
McCammon (

For further information about this position, please see:

Or contact:
Molly McCammon
Phone: 907-644-6703

2. Polar Field Services seeks Barrow Project Manager
Science and Logistics
Fairbanks, Alaska

Polar Field Services (PFS) seeks a project manager to provide science
and logistics support to research projects based in Barrow and the North
Slope of Alaska. The position is full-time and based in Fairbanks,

PFS is a small, woman-owned business teamed with other organizations to
deliver operations support to National Science Foundation (NSF) funded
researchers working in the Arctic.

The project manager will be responsible for the planning, coordination,
and communication related to Barrow and North Slope based research
projects. The position will work from the Fairbanks office and deploy to
Barrow several months each year to provide on-site science support. The
position will work closely with local organizations to implement
support, coordinate with remote office and field sites, and work in a
culturally diverse environment.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related
field and three to five years experience in the areas of project
management, remote field operations, science support, and/or field
science. Experience with project coordination, proven organizational
skills, strong computer skills, excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team
environment, experience in science support and/or field research,
experience in and knowledge of outdoor wilderness activities are

Application deadline: Saturday, 20 October 2012.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest,
resume, three professional references, and salary requirements. Please
send applications to:

For further information about the position, please see:

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