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Subject: NMFS Wanted/Needed --The Right Stuff for conservation
From: Ursula Keuper-Bennett <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 9 Jun 2000 06:20:26 -0400

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$39178 per year - $61040 per year  Program Analyst job in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Deadline for application:  June 12th.

Dear List Members,

USA JOBS has announced an opening for a special job --that of Program
Analyst for the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Region,
Honolulu, Hawaii.  Because I dive with sea turtles (I've known the same
individual animals since 1989-90) I have enormous interest in finding the
right person for this position.

I have a request --and some comments.

I'm hoping the members of the list will read all of this and then, if you
know of someone who would be REALLY GOOD in this Program Analyst job, I'd
be appreciative if you forwarded my message to that person.

The ad says that the job is:

"Full-time  Permanent"

That means someone full time and permanent will be hired to "facilitate the
development and implementation of NMFS  fisheries conservation and
management policies and programs in the central and western Pacific

This Program Analyst will play a crucial role in the future of ALL
fisheries/resources conservation practices in the central and western

Here are the major duties.  Perhaps you or someone you know is perfect for
this assignment.

1.  Facilitate the development and implementation of NMFS fisheries
conservation and management policies
     and programs in the central and western Pacific Ocean by reviewing
proposed projects and fishery

2.  plans and develops recommendations to minimize adverse impacts to
protected resources

3.  coordinates and oversees the recovery team activities and develops and
implements recovery actions

4.  coordinates with the observer program relating to protective species

5.  participate in inter-agency groups and facilitates cooperation to
provide for the conservation and
     recovery of protected species and their habitats.

Sounds like right out of Mission Impossible!

I scanned for the word "turtle" (my primary focus) it only came up once
--in this sentence.

         A.  Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the above
         consideration will only be given to applicants with experience
developing and
         implementing participation plans under Section 4 of the Endangered
Species Act
         and related laws for the conservation and recovery of sea turtles.

"and related laws for the conservation and recovery of sea turtles."  But
the job also includes all kinds of fish and marine mammals, humans --it's
tough to think of what this job doesn't include.  If your speciality isn't
sea turtles don't let that encourage you from applying.  The right kind of
person can learn FAST!

It's obvious what's needed here.


Speaking personally I'm hoping to find someone who has some compassion for
sea turtles too.  I'm really hoping I can find someone like that on here.

The ad posts requirements but it's written in GovSpeak.  So I'll provide
the necessary translation.  As you read this, please see if you --or
someone you respect a great deal-- has these qualifications.

"Qualifications Required:

         Quality Ranking Factors: (*=Critical):

         1) *Knowledge of the Marine Sanctuaries Act, Marine Mammal
Protection Act,
         Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
         Act, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Treaty, and other
         natural resource statues and related regulations, programs, and

TRANSLATION:  This is the Number One most important thing we need.  We need
someone with a strong working knowledge of a whole pile of regulations,
statues, programs etc etc dealing with anything aquatic.  We're looking for

         *Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent laws and
regulations to
         develop recommendations on fisheries management, protected
species, and
         habitat conservation strategies;

TRANSLATION:  We're looking for someone REALLY SPECIAL (or with the
potential and desire to be) who can take his/her working knowledge of the
"regs" and apply them effectively to real life situations.  You'll be
calling the shots in this part of the Pacific regarding fisheries,
protected species and their habitats.

While NMFS won't tell you this, you'll be playing God because your
decisions and actions will be far-reaching right through this millennium.

         * Ability to assimilate information from
         many sources and use the information to identify potential issues,
         reports, analyze and evaluate current programs, recommend policy
changes, etc;

TRANSLATION:  This ain't a 9 to 5 job.

         * Skill in interacting with Pacific Island cultures and with other
         governments, national/state/local offices, the scientific
community, and other
         organizations such as public interest groups and the media.

TRANSLATION:  It would be great if you're already comfortable with the
locals and culture in Hawaii and maybe even did a stint around some other
Pacific islands.  But if you haven't and you quality in every other way all
we're really looking for is the right MINDSET.

We need you to MATTER!

We need you to keep an open mind, genuinely respect other people's views,
be prepared to do more listening than talking --and to genuinely like
working with people.  As much as you might care about sea turtles, sharks,
monk seals, whales, and fishes you have to appreciate humans first.  Yours
will be a delicate dance.

Last a reminder:

Date:  06/12/2000

Salary: $39178 per year - $61040 per

Duty Location: 1 vacancy at HONOLULU, HI

The rest is at:


And please HURRY!  The deadline is June 12th!  And todays' the 8th!

Thank you and best regards,
Ursula Keuper-Bennett
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their body language, especially since it's in such
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