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On December 9, 2015, the Restore Council approved the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) as one among a suite of projects approved in the 2015 final Funded Priorities List.  This project will coalesce identified conservation and socioeconomic priorities into a unified conservation planning decision support tool to aid the Restore Council and Gulf coast stakeholders in identifying high priority lands for voluntary conservation efforts.  The SCA project is being led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Restoration Team and administered through a cooperative agreement with Mississippi State University, with support from the five Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. 

The SCA project leadership team is seeking statements of interest for a qualified individual or contracting organization to take on a leadership role as of Assessment Coordinator for the SCA project.  This individual or organization must have extensive experience in coordination of stakeholder meetings and landscape-level natural resource conservation planning, preferably along the Gulf of Mexico coast.  Please see the Request for Statements of Interest description and template for detailed submission instructions available for download here: AssessmentCoordinator_Description_SCA_SOI_Final.docx.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with a member of the project team (USFWS Project Officer, John Tirpak [John_tirpak@fws.gov], or MSU project lead Kristine Evans [kristine.evans@msstate.edu]) prior to statement of interest submission. 

Statements of interest will be reviewed starting May 15, 2017.

UPDATE: 

View the SOI for the Assessment Coordinator:  

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are very pleased to announce the position of Project Assessment Coordinator for the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) project. The Restore Council approved the SCA project as one among a suite of projects in the 2015 initial Funded Priorities List. This project will coalesce existing conservation and socioeconomic priorities into conservation planning decision support tools to aid the Restore Council and their stakeholders in identifying high priority lands for voluntary conservation efforts. The SCA project is being led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Restoration Team and administered through a cooperative agreement with Mississippi State University, with support from four Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

 

The SCA project team is seeking Statements of Interest (SOIs) for a qualified individual or contracting organization to take on a lead role for this project. This individual or organization must have extensive experience in project coordination, organization of stakeholder meetings, and landscape-level natural resource conservation planning, preferably along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

 

Additional information and detailed submission instructions can be found in the SOI description and template, which is available for direct download link at: http://tinyurl.com/Gulf-SCA-Coordinator. The SOI description and template is also attached to this email. Review of SOIs will begin May 15, 2017.

 

We would like to develop a highly competitive candidate pool for the position; and would greatly appreciate it if you could please forward this email widely among your networks and to any you feel may be interested in the position. 

 

If you have any questions, are interested in submitting an SOI, or have a suggested candidate, please contact either the U.S. Fish and Wildlife project lead John Tirpak (john_tirpak@fws.gov) or MSU project lead Kristine Evans (Kristine.evans@msstate.edu). Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with one of these individuals prior to a Statement of Interest submission.

 

Thank you for your interest and help in spreading this great opportunity.  My apologies for any cross-postings. 

 

Please keep in mind that we will also be advertising for a post-doc ecological modeler, GIS analyst, and Ph.D student position within the next two months to be employed out of Mississippi State University.   

 

Thanks and best wishes,

 

Kristine

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