TASA Vacancy- Chief Conservation Officer

TASA Vacancy- Chief Conservation Officer

Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association
1216 Blue Marlin Boulevard
Belize City, Belize


The Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association (TASA) is a non-governmental conservation management organization formed by Turneffe Atoll stakeholders to co-manage the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR).

The Chief Conservation Officer will supervise the Conservation Officers and assist the Operations Manager in the day to day management of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve in accordance with the TAMR Management Plan. This includes coordinating and implementing the enforcement program and environmental education.

This position requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Protected Areas Management or Natural Resource Management or related field. Must have both supervisory and enforcement experience. Minimum of 3 years working experience in a marine reserve is preferred.
Chief Conservation Officer will report to the Operations Manager (TAMR).

Essential Duties:
1. Direct Supervision of Conservation Officers and those under his/her direction, including ensuring adherence and compliance with work schedule issued;
2. Developing a strong team spirit;
3. Drafting of daily patrol schedules, daily briefings and debriefings and execution of patrols with others officers;
4. Production of weekly and monthly reports;
5. Production of reports for presentation to Committees.
6. Liaising with Coast Guard OIC on Calabash Caye to organize and schedule joint patrols;
7. Surveillance and Enforcement of Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and Fisheries Regulations, including the issuing of warning and summons for Fisheries or Marine Reserve violations as warranted;
8. Assist in creating case files and court files for all fisheries and marine reserve regulations violations;
9. Liaise with and inform all reserve stakeholders, including visitors, of the rules and
regulations of the reserve;
10. Maintain reserve facilities and equipment, including boats, engines and other enforcement
gear, including logs and inventory of supplies and equipment;
11. Drafting of annual work plans and deliverables for conservation officers;
12. Supervise and assist in maintaining the organization’s stations and all related facilities, in
a clean and tidy manner through proper scheduling;
13. Participate in all relevant training and workshops;
14. Assist Operations Manager in conducting evaluations of Conservation Officers and
identifying capacity building needs;
15. Assist with the development and dissemination of interpretive and educational materials;
16. Assist with research and monitoring projects;
17. Assist in education and outreach program;
18. Any other task that may be assigned from time to time.

Skills Requirements:
1. Boat handling and navigational;
2. Diving
3. First aid and CPR training;
4. Computer literate (word, excel, power point, access);
5. Knowledge of marine outboard engines;
6. Knowledge of GPS;
7. Good interpersonal skills, ability to build and manage a team;
8. Supervisory experience;
9. Good organizational skill
10. Responsible and respectful.

The position is based in Belize City and pay will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications. The Chief Conservation Officer will be also be assigned to work from the field as
necessary. Belizean resident preferred.

To apply: Please send your letter of interest, CV and two references to office@tasabelize.com
or drop applications at TASA’s Office.
Application deadline: January 29th 2018

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