[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Marine Spatial Analyst

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 8 11:00:10 EST 2010

*Vacancy Announcement*: Marine Spatial Analyst
*Educational Level*:    M.S.
*Location*:    Silver Spring, Maryland
*Agency*:    NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring & Assessment
*Start Date of Appointmen*t:    Immediate

A person with academic training in marine biology, oceanography, spatial 
or landscape ecology and/or conservation planning is being sought for a 
full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's (NOAA) Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment 
(CCMA) Biogeography Branch. The Branch conducts ecological studies that 
map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions and 
movements of estuarine and marine organisms across habitats throughout 
the United States and Island Territories. The successful candidate will 
have the following core responsibilities:

1) Provide GIS, statistical, and analytical support to projects mapping 
marine ecosystems and biotic distributions in Samoa and American Samoa:
a)    Produce basic descriptive statistical summaries of collected data
b)    Evaluate and analyze field data to create maps of benthic habitats 
and species distributions
c)    Develop cartographic products and metadata from spatial data
d)    Assist with MPA network analysis
e)    Assist with analysis of alternative network scenarios
 f)    Assist with development of technical reports and journal articles

2) Provide GIS, statistical, and analytical support for other 
Biogeography Branch projects

*Essential Qualifications:*
..    Good written and oral communication skills
..    Relevant experience or academic training in Geographic Information 
Systems, especially ArcGIS
..    Knowledge of marine biology and spatial ecology
..    Graduate training in statistics and experience with multivariate 

*Preferred Qualifications*
..    Experience with ArcGIS editing and the use of ArcGIS extensions, 
such as Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst.
..    Experience with statistical software e.g., SAS, Primer and/or JMP
..    Knowledge of coral reef ecosystem ecology.
..    Knowledge of ocean circulation and larval transport
..    Knowledge of MPA design issues

This is not a federal position.  The successful candidate will work 
full-time under a Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS) contract. The 
candidate will be hired for the NOAA office in Silver Spring, MD. CSS, 
Inc. is a full-time equal opportunity employer with benefits for 
full-time employees including Medical/Dental Insurance, Disability and 
Life Insurance, 401K, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

*To Apply:*
Please email resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact 
information for three references to *spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com* by 
*March 20, 2010*. Please include the words "marine spatial analyst" in 
the subject line of your email application. The salary for this position 
is commensurate with experience.

Chris Jeffrey (CJ)

Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Marine Biologist / Spatial Ecologist
NOAA National Ocean Service
NCCOS | CCMA | Biogeography Branch
1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, N/SCI-1, #9213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281

301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel)
301.713.4384 (Fax)


On-Site Project Manager
CSS, Inc.

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