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Communications & Outreach Specialist (21-319)

Company: IBSS Corp.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Communications & Outreach Specialist Location: Silver Spring, MDClearance Required: Public Trust DescriptionIBSS is seeking a full-time Communications & Outreach Specialist to support NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) in Silver Spring, MD. A well-qualified candidate will support internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement, outreach, and technical assistance for NOS CO-OPS. Primary support will be in the engagement of users and stakeholders of two major vertical datum references that CO-OPS is updating - the National Tidal Datum Epoch (NTDE) and the International Great Lakes Datum (IGLD). If you are looking to be an instrumental part of a growing, employee and customer-focused company working on exciting issues in environmental science and other marine/coastal resources. We want to hear from you! Key Responsibilities:Work with subject matter experts and other CO-OPS personnel to identify appropriate stakeholders and design and facilitate the execution of community engagement and outreach efforts related to the NTDE and IGLD.Create, maintain, and execute a detailed engagement and outreach plan to inform appropriate stakeholders of the upcoming NTDE and IGLD updates. This includes identifying target user groups and associated stakeholders; developing key messages and outreach products (e.g., one-pagers, graphics, visualizations, web content, videos, digital newsletter); developing a schedule of proposed engagement events to communicate the timing and impact of the upcoming NTDE and IGLD updates (e.g., in-person workshops, online webinars); and participate in those engagement events, as needed.Participate in the international working group for IGLD outreach under the Vertical Control Water Level Subcommittee of the Great Lakes Coordinating Committee, in order to coordinate engagement and outreach plans with our Canadian counterparts for the IGLD update.Develop and disseminate the CO-OPS News and Updates information product, write website content, design and produce graphics, photos, videography, and social media outreach material.Develop written communication products, assist with digital newsletters and stakeholder outreach, develop and coordinate the CO-OPS exhibiting plan, and maintain an inventory of exhibit displays.Serve as a liaison between external partners and CO-OPS subject-matter experts for technical support and training regarding observing system installation and maintenance, oceanographic data processing and analysis, datum computation, coastal decision-support applications, and NOS standards, specifications, and processes.Respond to users' data and product requests, create training materials, and provide outreach on CO-OPS products and services to users and partners. Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:Master's degree in oceanography, marine science, marine policy, or a related field and at least two years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree in an aforementioned field and six years of relevant experienceExpertise with Microsoft Office applications and Google's collaboration suite (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides)Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to convey complex scientific information clearly and succinctlyExcellent organizational skills and strong attention to detailDemonstrated ability to self-manage workload and meet variable (but often short) deadlines for multiple concurrent tasksExcellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work independently as well as with others to develop, revise, and share information. Desired Skills:Master's degree in oceanography, marine science, marine policy, or a related field and at least two years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree in an aforementioned field and six years of relevant experienceExpertise with Microsoft Office applications and Google's collaboration suite (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides)Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to convey complex scientific information clearly and succinctlyExcellent organizational skillsStrong attention to detailDemonstrated ability to self-manage workload and meet variable (but often short) deadlines for multiple concurrent tasksExcellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work independently as well as with others to develop, revise, and share information. About IBSS Corp.IBSS is a Woman-Owned business. Since 1992, IBSS has provided specialized professional, scientific, technical, cybersecurity, IT, and software engineering solutions to the Federal sector. Our clients include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We are committed to serving our clients and employees by delivering service excellence, creating value through technology, and continually improving our skills, services, and processes. Moreover, we maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification which allows us to optimize current industry best practices to enhance delivery outcomes for our clients.IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.IBSS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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