Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Christmas List

I've been a good boy this year. This is what I want for Christmas:
  1. A Mariana Trench Marine National Monument
    I have said from the beginning of this monument journey that the Antiquities Act can be used to turn almost anything into a monument with any number of protections (or lack thereof).  That's why the Antiquities Act can be used to protect such varying things as an ocean ecosystem, a slave graveyard, or an old Spanish fort.  It is very vague and has been applied in a number of different ways.  I want the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument to be the world's largest no-take marine protected area. As a result of the monument I want the Marianas to get a boat, a visitors center, federal funding, and untold amounts of international attention.  Protecting the fish will be a nice benefit, too.

  2. A New Job
    I'm still looking for a job. True, I haven't done much to actually look for one except for post on my blog and tell a few friends, but any day now I am going to update my resume and mail it out. Any day now, I tell you! If at all possible, I'd like to get a job with a little more security. In the last five years I've been year to year with five different environmental organizations. I might consider wearing long pants and shoes to work if I have more job security...it all depends on whether or not the new job lets me bring Oreo to the office.

  3. A trip to the Northern Islands
    I haven't been to the Northern Islands since 1995. I'd like to go all the way to Uracas, dive the Maug lagoon, and find a Megaladon living in the Mariana Trench.

7 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I guess I should also ask for reliable electricity. The power went out as I was getting my haircut in Garapan this morning.

While the outages are no longer daily, we still have weekly outages.

Will we ever get to zero outages?

Anonymous said...

There's an opening with the Feds (National Park Service) on Guam for an environmental scientist.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Where can I find the info on that?

Anonymous said...

Biological Science Technician

SALARY RANGE: 32,534.00 - 42,290.00 USD per year
25% Cola in addition to basic pay. OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
to Wednesday, December 31, 2008
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-07/07 POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Term position not to exceed 13 months.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: NONE DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Guam, OP
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park (NHP) is located on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific. Guam is approximately 1500 miles south of Tokyo. Guam is approximately 35 miles long and 8 miles wide with a population of 150,000; it is a tourist-based economy. Temperature averages 81 degrees F and the climate is tropical with an average rain fall of 89 inches/year. The cost of living and housing is high. All urban amenities are available including shopping, medical, dental, schools, university and other services.

FOR SPECIFIC AREA AND HOUSING INFORMATION OR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON JOB DUTIES, CONTACT: Mary Mesa, Administrative Officer (671) 477-7278 ext 1004.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Drug Testing position
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
U.S. Citizenship

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Ken Kramer's old job has moved to Guam:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78076184&AVSDM=2008%2D12%2D12+14%3A20%3A34&Logo=0&sort=rv&vw=d&brd=3876&ss=0&customapplicant=15513,15514,15515,15669,15523,15512,15516,45575&q=guam

You have to already work for the Federal government to apply for the job. That leaves me out.

Varun Gupta said...

Wish u Merry Christmas. I liked your christmas post... I also want to present my Christmas 2009 just like yours. Would you be interested to exchange link with my PR4 Blog.

avagdro said...

Wishing for tremendous joy on all the four quarters of the land.May this forth coming Christmas n New year bring a lot of joy.

Sincerely,
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