Coastal Economics Specialist



Posting Details

Posting Number F0770P Working Title Coastal Economics Specialist Department PSO-Marine Extension Service About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provides research, education, training and science-based outreach to assist Georgia in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal and marine environments. By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepare citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, supporting Georgia’s short- and long-term prosperity.

UGA Marine Extension serves a diverse coastal constituency and educates citizens about Georgia’s marine resources and the importance of being good environmental stewards. It provides assistance to marine industries by finding ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness and encourages the development of new, environmentally sustainable industries.
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network of 33 Sea Grant programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, Lake Champlain, and Guam. These programs serve as a core of a dynamic university-based network of over 300 institutions involving more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students and outreach experts.

College/Unit/Department website https://gacoast.uga.edu/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 12/24/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information, including phone
numbers, for three professional references. All applications received by March 1, 2021 will be assured
consideration. The direct link to the posting is: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/hr/postings/177053.

Location of Vacancy Other South Georgia Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).


Position Details

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Position Summary

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program seeks a Marine Economics Specialist with broad interest in marine and coastal resource economics, policy and management. This position will provide statewide leadership and coordination for developing, maintaining, and evaluating a comprehensive marine economics extension and applied research program that serves Georgia. Primary targeted audiences include, but are not limited to, commercial and recreational fishermen, marine aquaculture operators, state and federal resource managers, seafood dealers, marine-related businesses and trade organizations, local governments, and interested public. Information provided to these groups will support business-related and resource management decisions that promote the sustainable use and conservation of Georgia’s coastal and marine resources.
This position will document the economic benefits of major coastal and marine industry sectors in Georgia and integrate economic and social and/or environmental data to assess their vulnerabilities to current and proposed resource management strategies and regulations. The position will also conduct economic analyses of land-use and economic development impacts on coastal and marine resources and ecosystems, and analyze policies designed to promote the adaptation of coastal communities while becoming more resilient to climate change, sea-level rise and/or other coastal hazards. The Coastal Economics Specialist will represent Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at community events, professional meetings, collaborative working groups and partnerships with other organizations in the field of coastal and marine economics

This is a full time, benefits eligible, non-tenured Public Service Faculty track position. This position is based in Brunswick, Georgia with travel to other locations as needed. Considerable local and regional travel will be required to ensure the most critical needs of the programmatic area are met.

Additional Requirements

M.S. degree in natural resources, agricultural or applied economics; business, finance, marine/coastal policy or related field.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

• PhD in natural resources, agricultural or applied economics; business, finance, marine/coastal policy or related field.
• At least one year of experience working with maritime-related industries, resource managers and/or policy and decision makers.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Training in natural resource and environmental economics, and basic knowledge of coastal and marine issues.
• Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding and lead applied research efforts.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment and develop productive partnerships and collaborations with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Capacity to conduct community-engaged scholarship with diverse audiences through research and outreach activities.
• Strong ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, particularly as it pertains to interpreting and translating research-based technical information for the understanding and use by decision makers, practitioners, and the general public.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Design and implement applied economic research projects of importance to stakeholder groups including, but not limited to: documenting the economic benefits of major marine industry sectors in Georgia and integrating economic and social and/or environmental data to assess their vulnerabilities to current and proposed resource management strategies and regulations; conducting economic analyses of land-use and economic development impacts on marine resources and ecosystems, and analyzing policies designed to create resilient coastal communities in the face of climate change, sea-level rise and/or coastal hazards.

Percentage Of Time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance and outreach on marine economic-related topics to industry constituents, agency officials, community leaders, legislators, and other relevant stakeholder groups through consultations, workshops and seminars as well as develop educational materials to support the communication and dissemination of developed content.

Percentage Of Time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Collaborate with faculty and staff at the University of Georgia and other institutions to conduct applied research and extension projects and represent Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at community events, professional meetings, collaborative working groups and partnerships with other organizations in the field of marine economics.

Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

Secure and manage extramural funding to support applied research and extension initiatives.

Percentage Of Time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio
  2. Media Portfolio
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Sample Publications
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. Other Documents #1
  7. Other Documents #2
  8. Certification
  9. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  10. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  11. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
  12. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy


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