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NOAA OCNMS, Environmental & Stewardship Specialist
NOAA’s 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.
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Member Duties : To 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” ( To support N.O.W. Science 4th grade classroom and field activities for OCNMS, in partnership with Feiro Marine Life Center Assist OCNMS staff, in partnership with Washington CoastSavers, to plan and coordinate beach cleanups including recruiting and training volunteers and beach captains for Washington Coast 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 : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  First Aid ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment . 
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NOAA OCNMS, Environmental & Stewardship Specialist

Program Start/End Date
09/16/2018  -   07/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/25/2018  To  10/16/2018 

Contact Nicole Harris
115 E Railroad Ave
Port Angeles   WA   98362

Listing ID 74731