Coastal Habitat Restoration Specialist (Marine Resource Management Coordinator)-2734

Maine Department of Economic and Communuity Development

Maine Department of Economic and Communuity Development

Augusta, ME, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023


(Marine Resource Management Coordinator)




Opening Date:
September 08, 2023
Closing Date:
October 13, 2023
Position #:
Position Type:
Full Time (Limited Period)
Class Code:
Grade 30   -    $59,196.80 - $80,059.20/Annually

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) seeks to fill the position of Coastal Habitat Restoration Specialist (Marine Resources Management Coordinator) in the Maine Coastal Program (MCP). The MCP, in the DMR Commissioner’s office, is one of 34 NOAA-approved, coastal zone management programs. 


This limited period (two-year) position is anticipated to continue, based on available funding. 
This position leads MCP’s habitat restoration initiatives coastwide, developing and implementing complex, collaborative restoration projects that achieve both infrastructure and ecosystem resiliency under anticipated climate scenarios.  This position directs MCP’s Coastwise program, providing technical support and training on best practices for tidal restoration to municipalities and tribal governments. The position leads and supports interdisciplinary teams, conducts community outreach, scopes, and evaluates scientific assessments, develops, and manages projects, grants, requests for proposals and contracts, project reports and case studies.  This position uses Geographic Information Systems, other spatial analysis tools and models, and interprets technical drawings and plans. The position advises DMR leadership regarding the program areas above. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, training, and/or experience demonstrating technical expertise in marine resource and aquaculture program management or development and implementation of complex marine resource focused conservation projects.

•    A bachelor’s degree in coastal ecology, biology, geology, restoration science, or a related field.
•    Three (3) years of related work experience. Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
•    Knowledge of Maine’s coastal systems and tidal restoration techniques. 
•    Skills in project design and management, grant writing, mapping, field assessment and monitoring, geographic information systems and other software applications.  
•    Ability to work with a diverse array of partners using effective communication, coordination, and networking.
•    Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication, team building, problem-solving, consensus-building, and time/project management skills.


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes 13.00% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness


There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work.  Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness.  We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. 

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you.  Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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