Job Description: Research Associate II,
Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
The goal of the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan is to facilitate economic development in
Ø Master’s degree plus 1-2 years experience or equivalent education and experience.
Ø Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ø Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships among diverse people.
Ø Background in biological or ecological science.
Ø Experience working with local governments and elected officials.
Ø Experience with environmental permitting or land use planning.
Ø Key Stakeholder Outreach: Build and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure their participation in and long-term support of the HCP. These stakeholders include city and county staff and elected officials, state agencies, scientists, land developers, other economic interests, and conservation groups.
Ø Public Outreach: Through presentations, events, and written materials, build and maintain support for the HCP among the general public.
Ø Facilitating and Organizing: Facilitate communication among the various HCP teams and committees, including leadership of the Water Resources HCP Steering Committee.
Ø Assist with Development of HCP Technical Components: Working closely with the Core Team and stakeholders, assist with the conversion of biological goals into measurable implementation mechanisms (e.g. local ordinances).
Common Work Activities
Ø Organize and facilitate stakeholder and staff meetings and conference calls.
Ø Establish and maintain effective venues for stakeholder participation in HCP development, such as technical teams.
Ø Maintain close contact with elected officials and key stakeholders via email, telephone, and in-person meetings.
Ø Represent the HCP at community events.
Ø Develop written outreach materials.
Ø Coordinate compilation of quarterly newsletter.
Ø Maintain current topical information on the HCP website.
Ø Provide guidance and supervision to an Americorps Volunteer.
Location, Duration, Salary: The position is housed at the
Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Dr. David Ostermeier, University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jennifer Gihring, Cumberland HCP Team (email@example.com). Application review will begin on Thursday, December 9th, 2010. The position will remain open until filled.