Essential Duties: The successful applicant will provide communications and administrative support for the Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability (CASS) Program headquartered at the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. This position will support a communications portfolio related to coastal aquaculture.
Specific duties include:
1. Organize and develop materials for briefings with NOAA leadership and the public
2. Develop communications products including infographics, weekly news articles, webpage content, and short videos.
3. Develop and manage web content and graphics
4. Develop and finalize figures, tables, other graphics and layout for publications
5. Organize and input data into databases and maintain accurate detailed project records
6. Prepare information related to travel, purchasing, and project-level tracking
7. Assist with meeting preparation and scheduling
8. Conduct scientific literature reviews
9. Review and prepare documents for publication
10. Set and meet deadlines for completion of work in timely manner.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements include:
1. B.S. or M.S. in Communications, Biology or Environmental Science, or related field.
2. At least 2 years of relevant experience in communications or project administrative support.
3. Demonstrated experience with scientific writing
4. Basic knowledge of marine biology or related discipline
5. Experience with development photography and video products
6. Experience with Adobe suite products including In Design and Photoshop or other graphics editing software
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
8. Demonstrated ability to work in the Windows operating system environment, and proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
9. Ability to maintain focus and quality on routine and repetitive tasks
10. Ability to be flexible in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities
11. Ability to work flexible hours, including some long days and infrequently on weekends
12. Ability to work independently and in a team environment
13. Ability to follow safety standards and conduct work in an environmentally conscientious manner
14. A valid US driver’s license
15. Ability to work in the US without sponsorship
CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.