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Highly-seasoned and experienced scientist position responsible for coordinating and providing oversight to an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and water managers tasked with designing, operating, monitoring, evaluating, and optimizing the performance of large-scale constructed treatment wetlands or Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs). The position is also responsible for the management and coordination of programmatic and project activities associated with implementation of the Long-Term Plan for Achieving Water Quality Goals for Everglades Protection Area Tributary Basins (LTP).

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Senior Resilience and Sustainability Specialist for employment in the Coral Gables, FL office.

The selected candidate will join the Coastal Resilience Group as part of AECOM’s Water Business Line. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote socioeconomic and environmental resilience. This is accomplished through employing rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.

This position will focus on helping to manage and win climate adaptation, and resiliency projects primarily for local government and other public agencies, although could also include work for the private sector. A key role will be working on 100 Resilient Cities projects in the US and expanding the portfolio of resilient cities work. In addition, the successful candidate will support business development activities in the climate science, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainability market sectors, as well as related endeavors.

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) leads a project team and is responsible for the support of the ongoing design, development, and implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The SPO manages the Compact’s secretariat functions with direction from the Director of Urban Resilience and the Compact’s Staff Steering Committee. The position is responsible for high quality coordination between the Compact parties, other key stakeholders, and ISC staff to deliver a series of capacity-building activities to advance regional resilience, sustainability and emission reduction objectives, stakeholder engagement and outreach, program analysis to identify promising practices for application in the region, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

This position is located in Southeast Florida, under a work-from-home arrangement or shared office space with remote supervision. Extensive travel within the region (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties) is required; some travel outside the region is required.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation.

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD). When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.

There are four annual review cycles: 
  • Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
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  • Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
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