Physical Science Information Specialist
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station is recruiting a Physical Science Information Specialist-GS-1301-09. The position will be advertised as a term two-year appointment. The position will be at the GS-9 level (salary range $49,765 to $64,697/yr plus standard Federal benefits). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies.
The incumbent will participate in a team-oriented project focused on linking water supply from state and private forests to drinking water intakes in the southeastern United States. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Performing geospatial analysis in a Geographic Information System (GIS) on a variety of vector and raster data; 2) Constructing databases of natural resource information; and 4) Developing products including maps and tables for use in reports, scientific journal articles, and presentations to stakeholders and the scientific community.
1) Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, concepts, practices, standards, and methods of geography and natural resources to assume duties related to the analysis of relationships between various natural resources, and apply established geospatial analysis processes, protocols and solutions to support project objectives; 2) Knowledge of geospatial technology (e.g., ArcGIS; image processing; remote sensing) sufficient to apply established methods and procedures; 3) Skill in programming languages used for data analysis and processing (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, FORTRAN); 4) Knowledge of cartographic principles and conventions sufficient to create maps for internal and external use displaying natural resource data, highlight particular analysis results, and convey basic geospatial information.
We anticipate officially announcing the position in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of late-2017. If you are interested in this position, please fill out and return the attached outreach form and send to Dr. Chelcy Ford Miniat, Research Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2017. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Dr. Miniat at 828-524-2128, ext. 118. The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.
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