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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wanted: Coastal Management Specialist

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) ( is looking for a motivated individual to join our team at the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) (, a federal facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The NOAA CSC serves the nation’s state coastal programs and others concerned with coastal zone issues and management by providing them with information, services, and technology.

This position will support the CSC’s Coastal Learning Services (CLS) program. CLS serves the nation's coastal resource managers through training workshops, professional conferences, and meeting support services. The program also provides a wide range of related consulting services on topics that include instructional design, follow up technical support on implementing skills learned via course work, and facilitation. This exciting position will help foster sustainable, cutting edge coastal community development practices by training coastal professionals and decision-makers.


  • Serves as climate adaptation, land-use and/or community resilience planning consultant, providing technical assistance for state and local coastal management practitioners and other CSC partners
  • Provides training in the areas of adaptation to climate change, land-use planning, and/or community resilience planning and related areas
  • Designs and develops new training based on CSC customer needs, conducts appropriate needs assessments
  • Develops learning networks of coastal professionals focused on climate adaptation.
    Monitors climate adaptation developing trends and best practices.


  • MS in urban or regional planning or related field, and a minimum two years directly related experience; planning certification a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in community adaptation to climate change, land-use planning, smart growth principles, and/or coastal community resilience to hazards
  • Ability to design and deliver effective learning activities for the coastal management community; knowledge of instructional design and training methodologies for adult learners a plus
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and engage learning networks
  • Experience with web-based or other distance learning a plus

To Apply:
Applicants should email their resume and salary requirements to with the following subject line: CSC08004 - Coastal Climate Change Specialist.
IMSG is an equal opportunity employer.

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