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20-21 NOAA OCNMS, Environmental & Stewardship Specialist
NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) encompasses more than 3,188 square miles of Washington State coastal waters. This area contains a rich array of habitats and marine life. The Sanctuary program provides protection of these natural resources through research and education, which foster public understanding and stewardship of this nationally significant marine area. OCNMS education team requires the service of a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps Member with development and implementation of education and outreach programs consistent with Ocean Literacy Action Plan in the 2011 Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Final Management Plan (see: This position is contingent on funding. This position will be monitored and managed through regular verbal and email contact with OCNMS Education and Outreach Specialist. The nature of the contract requires close coordination with NOAA partners, including Feiro Marine Life Center and Washington CoastSavers. Due to the necessity of utilizing specific files and conducting field trips, much of the service involved will take place in the offices of OCNMS. The Sanctuary will provide a workstation at the OCNMS office in Port Angeles, WA, including access to a computer and other IT equipment, telephone, copier and facsimile machine for the position. For off-site outreach activities and meetings, the AmeriCorps Member will have access to a government vehicle. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until placement is filled.
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Member Duties : Plan, implement and evaluate Sanctuary Splash and Discover Olympic Coast education programs for 3rd and 5th grade levels based on Ocean Literacy Principles ( and best practices for NOAA B-WET “meaningful watershed educational experiences” ( Support watershed education and hands-on activities in partnership with local environmental education organizations including Feiro Marine Life Center and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Assist OCNMS staff, in partnership with Washington CoastSavers, plan and coordinate beach cleanups for Washington Coast Cleanup and International Coastal Cleanup. Conduct public outreach with local service and interest groups and at prioritized community events, including but not limited to, Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend, Beachcombers Fun Fair, and the UW School of the Environment Career Fair.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Education . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  First Aid ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing . 
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20-21 NOAA OCNMS, Environmental & Stewardship Specialist

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  02/21/2020  To  10/01/2020 

Contact Nicole Harris
115 E Railroad Ave
Port Angeles   WA   98362

Listing ID 74731