Large Marine Ecosystem Specialist

Large Marine Ecosystem Specialist

Institution Discipline Type of position

Integrated Statistics is looking for a Natural Resource Specialist to work with the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) program. The NOAA LME program is a model for implementing ecosystem approaches to assessing, managing, recovering, and sustaining LME resources and environments. Each LME is a relatively large area of ocean space adjacent to a continent, in coastal waters where primary productivity is generally higher than in open ocean areas. NOAA's LME efforts take place at the science/policy interface of ecosystem-based management and adaptive management on the international scale. 


Key tasks may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

·       Work as an integral part of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Science & Technology (S&T) team to provide support to advance LME programs and projects worldwide in partnership with international agencies.

  • Participate in meetings with senior executives and planning officers of local, regional, national, and international organizations—including UN agencies and NGOs
  • Coordinate activities and outputs with the core network of managers and key professionals driving the current 22 GEF-funded LME projects forward in countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Work with partners in the global LME network (e.g. IUCN, IW:LEARN) to provide technical knowledge and expertise for sharing and application of knowledge and information (e.g. GIS, google ocean/ maps and layers) to help develop online and other products for LME projects, partners, and the public.
  • Work with NMFS S&T team to provide NOAA input and support to LME projects, GEF strategy documents, and US GEF Council members.
  • Work with NMFS S&T team to compile and inventory historical LME project information (from GEF and IW:LEARN sites) as well as provide other NOAA contributions and science and technical support to support LME Global Governance Partnership activities.
  • Provide support to the S&T Marine Ecosystems Division on activities related to integrating ecosystem information into the management of living marine resources.


  • Advanced degree in Ecosystems Studies, Marine Studies, or Planning and Assessment. Experience in spatial analysis and web-based interactive platforms and tools preferred.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and project management skills.

This position is full-time and the rate of pay is $25-32/hr, depending on experience. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans.

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Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 27, 2014
Deadline Open until filled