Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist
New York Sea Grant
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, is part of a national network of 33 university-based state sea grant programs that are administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NYSG integrates research, education and extension to promote economic vitality and environmental sustainability to coastal residents and communities of the State's marine and Great Lakes areas.
Serve as the primary technical resource on coastal erosion processes and hazards (including impacts of climate change), shoreline erosion management and engineering, and coastal flooding and mitigation on the Great Lakes for New York Sea Grant and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Plan and conduct extension education programs in coastal resources; develop significant new subject matter materials such as curricula and extension education publications. Responsible for integrating Sea Grant Extension and University coastal resources programming initiatives in a statewide, regional, and/or national context. Actively pursues outside grants and contracts to support the program area. Keep current in area of professional expertise. Primary geographic area responsibility includes Sea Grant's Great Lakes district-- Lake Erie and Lake Ontario as well as the great riversthe Niagara and the St. Lawrence.
The job duties include:
- Serve as a recognized subject matter specialist in the area of coastal erosion processes and hazards (including impacts of climate change on Great Lakes coastal systems), shoreline erosion management, coastal flooding and mitigation planning, and coastal engineering, including related public policy issues.
- Provide leadership for the design, execution and analysis of educational program evaluations.
- Coordinate educational program initiatives with university resources, County Cooperative Extension Associations, the New York Sea Grant Institute, other Sea Grant as well as Cooperative Extension Programs regionally and, where appropriate, nationally.
- Design and teach regional in-service education programs to support the efforts of regional and county extension educators, Sea Grant specialists, volunteers, agency personnel, and industry leaders in the area of coastal resource management.
- Develop, disseminate and apply sound scientific, technical and related research knowledge in order to improve restoration and resilience in coastal communities and natural resources.
- Provide coastal processes and coastal erosion control technical expertise and educational program support to shoreline property owners, local, state, and national officials, resource managers, extension educators as well as the media.
- Occasionally collaborate with university departments and other state Sea Grant programs in planning and conducting extension staff development activities.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in Oswego, New York or Newark, New York (Wayne County). This is a three-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
- Master's degree in coastal geology, coastal engineering or related marine science field
- 2+ years of relevant experience in coastal processes and erosion management, shoreline engineering and structures and/or water-dependent facilities design and operation
- Knowledge of principles, theory, research, and educational materials in the subject matter field and knowledge of adult education methods related to the area of specialization is required.
- Advanced computer skills and the ability to use computer and long distance education technologies in this area of extension programming expertise.
- Training/certification in the use of GIS software.
- Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and teach adults.
- Initiate, plan, conduct and evaluate informal and/or formal adult education programs.
- Define, conduct, and interpret original applied research and/or demonstration projects.
- Lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
- Relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and targeted audiences.
- Communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels.
Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8729). Application review will commence on February 13, 2017.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application addressing position qualifications, Curriculum Vitae and official academic transcripts.
For a full position description, go to https://seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2364 or contact Pat Hoyt via email email@example.com or phone at 607-255-2832.
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