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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 4:17 AM

Supplemental Information

This position is located in the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), in the Strategic Planning Branch, Plan Development Section, Planning & Research Division.

This Coastal Resources Scientist Manager position performs functions essential to coastal restoration and flood protection. The person in this position manages Plan Development Section staff and directs contract staff through task orders to perform work for an important segment, comprehensive Master Plan development and implementation, of the CPRA's overall coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection program. Duties include managing and overseeing the successful development of the State's legislatively mandated Coastal Master Plan, supervises the development of contractual proposals and manages contracts. Responsible for Research and Plan Development activities related to the CPRA's overall coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection program. Manages, directs and coordinates the work of Coastal Resources Scientists and other professionals who are primarily responsible for strategic planning aspects of a multi-billion dollar coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection program.

The special entrance rate established for this position is $2,899.20 biweekly. The maximum salary for the Coastal Resources Scientist Manager position is $109,325.00 annually.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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If you have any questions, you may contact:

Holly Anderson, Human Resources Specialist

P.O. Box 44027

Baton Rouge, LA 70804



A baccalaureate degree in one of the following fields: agronomy; atmospheric sciences; biological sciences; chemistry; coastal resource management; ecology; engineering; environmental sciences; forestry; geosciences; landscape architecture; marine science; natural resource management or studies; oceanography; physical geography; planning; statistics; wetland management; or wildlife and/or fisheries science, plus four years of professional level experience in coastal resource management, wetland resource management, environmental science, natural resource management, or biology.


Graduate training with less than a master's degree will substitute for the required experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours in any of the qualifying fields for a maximum of six months of the required experience.

A master's degree in any of the qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in any of the qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.


Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.


The transcript must state that the applicant's major is in one of the specified fields. Baccalaureate or advanced degreeswith majors in a field not listed above which included a heavy concentration in qualifying courses will not be considered qualifying.

Some specific fields which are not qualifying are agriculture, anthropology, architecture, computer science, food science, mathematics, science education, and nuclear science.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To manage staff involved in performing regulatory and/or non-regulatory measures to create, restore, enhance, protect, and preserve the state's coastal wetlands, marshes, flood plains, and other natural resources vital to the state's economy and/or the safety of its citizens (private, public, institutional, industrial, and governmental), and to protect the citizens of Louisiana with hurricane flood protection measures.




Usually direct from a Coastal Resources Administrator, but may receive supervision from higher level personnel.


Generally direct over Coastal Resources Scientist Supervisors, but other subordinates may be acceptable with DSCS approval.


State agencies involved in coastal science activities.


Differs from Coastal Resources Scientist Supervisor by the presence of management responsibilities, as defined by the allocation criteria memo.

Differs from a Coastal Resources Administrator by the absence of administrative responsibility, as defined by the allocation criteria memo.

Examples of Work

Prepares section budget requests, fiscal impact statements, etc. and defends before the State Budget Office and the Legislative Fiscal Office.

Assists in the development and implementation of administrative and regulatory policy decisions; recommends policy and criteria for determining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Initiates, negotiates, and manages contractual agreements with other local, state, and federal agencies, consulting firms, and educational institutions.

Maintains a high level of expertise and familiarity with existing and politically sensitive state and federal regulations or politically sensitive projects, and apprizes higher level personnel of potential problems.

Maintains continuous liaison and coordinates activities with other local, state, and federal agencies.

Assists in the development of Division comprehensive management plans, strategic plans, etc.

Supervises and directs the implementation of quality control and quality assurance procedures necessary to ensure that scientifically sound and reproducible data are provided.

Participates in the development of outreach efforts and provides technical guidance and support for these programs.

Reviews conflicts between proposed activities and existing laws, policies, and Memoranda of Understanding with other agencies and advises the Administrator of situations and possible solutions; may serve as mediator in negotiations.

Manages and directs a highly specialized environmental monitoring project or program involving strategic, comprehensive, and long-term environmental and/or ecosystem planning efforts.


Associated topics: environment, geochemist, geodynamic, geography, geophysics, geoscience, gravitational, meteorology, petrophysicist, planetary


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