Great Lakes Ecosystem Extension Specialist - Chicago, IL. - IL-IN Sea Grant College Program (Job Number: 1001129)
Maintain and expand an extension and technology transfer program emphasizing problem-solving assistance and the delivery of research-based information to coastal community decision-makers, policy makers, natural resource managers, and agency professionals. Engage university scientists, GLNPO, agency personnel, and Sea Grant staff to improve access to and use of Great Lakes data and facilitate indicator development, indicator reporting, and applied research needed to inform policy and management decisions. This specialist will lead programs and develop products to transfer indicator and monitoring results to targeted client groups to inform policy and management decisions that can sustain or improve ecosystems. Position will be located at the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office in Chicago, Illinois.
Master's degree in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental science, or closely related field.
Four years of Research and/or outreach related to fresh water ecosystems.
A desire and aptitude to conduct outreach.
Demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to lead and facilitate meetings with a broad range of stakeholders.
Must be capable of working with managers of large data sets to identify specific data or data summaries needed to inform decisions and work with experts designing interfaces to make these data sets useful to researchers, policy makers, and managers.
Experience with Sea Grant, Cooperative Extension, and/or other outreach.
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