The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Click the following links to learn more about the Office of Coastal Management
The Office of Coastal Management (OCM) coordinates & directs the activities of Ohio’s federally funded Old Woman Creek (OWC) National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) program & related natural resource conservation projects. This position serves as the Reserve Manager (e.g., directs day-to-day activities of the NERR program) & supervises associated research, stewardship, education, coastal training & maintenance and administrative support staff (e.g., participates in employee selection process, schedules staff, assigns tasks, establishes goals & objectives, evaluates performance, ensures compliance with policies, recommends disciplinary action, approves time & attendance, etc.); formulates & implements policies & procedures of the NERR program; coordinates research, stewardship, education and coastal training programs based on the OCM strategic plan goals & objectives while addressing priority NERR issues; serves as OCM’s liaison with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management; advises supervisor on programmatic issues related to NOAA programs & the Coastal Zone Management Act; represents OCM - OWC at regional & national program meetings & conferences; implements the approved Management Plan for the Old Woman Creek NERR and & updates the plan periodically for compatibility with the NERR program objectives & OCM strategic plan; operates a state vehicle to attend meetings & events.
Develops and implements an annual workplan in coordination with the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) for building & land maintenance and resource protection & stewardship activities associated with the OWC NERR and OWC State Nature Preserve (SNP); coordinates repairs and enhancements to facilities as necessary outside of the annual workplan; coordinates monitoring of preserve flora & fauna communities with DNAP; gathers administrative, fiscal, scientific & other technical data for performance reports, technical bulletins & other media as required to meet NOAA cooperative agreement & OCM reporting requirements; prepares a variety of annual & technical reports & programs evaluation documents; develops & coordinates public relations contacts for the OWC NERR program; coordinates public outreach efforts relate to the NERR program; prepares long-range plans, annual budgets, grant documents and NOAA cooperative agreements; oversees contract management; provides administrative oversight for all fiscal expenditures & budget tracking.
Serves as liaison with local groups & advisory councils associated with the NERR program; researches & responds to inquiries & complaints; provides programmatic information to the public, legislators & news media; writes reports & letters, makes speeches & gives lectures; performs related duties assigned by supervisor.