[Coral-List] GIS Analyst / Data Manager
chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Fri May 1 14:40:56 EDT 2009
*Deep-Sea Coral GIS Analyst / Data Manager*
Consolidated Safety Services (CSS), Inc. is seeking to hire a GIS
Analyst to work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), National Ocean Service's (NOS) Center for Coastal Monitoring and
Assessment-Biogeography Branch (BB) in Silver Spring, MD. The successful
candidate will provide support for data analysis and product development
for the Coral Reef Conservation Program's (CRCP) Deep-Sea Coral Program.
The GIS Analyst will also serve as a liaison among the CRCP, regional
offices and centers, extramural partners, and CRCP sponsored scientists
with regards to data reporting, data archival, and product development.
In addition, the GIS Analyst will be expected to develop geostatistical
tools to analyze spatial data and to develop products that characterize
patterns in the spatial distribution of deep-sea coral and sponge
§ Develop and apply spatial models and scripts for pattern analysis
§ Use outputs from spatial models and pattern analysis to develop maps
and related web-based analytical products to convey patterns of ocean
resources and human uses to diverse audiences.
§ Create GIS maps of deep-sea coral and sponge locations for use in the
Report to Congress and to inform NMFS/Fishery Management Councils and
Sanctuaries, or other NOAA regional management units.
§ Collaborate with NMFS, Fishery Management Council staff, and other
partners to obtain data and map the spatial patterns of current and
historical fishing intensity based on the use of bottom-tending fishing
gears and reports of bycatch of corals and sponges from fisheries and
other identified data sets.
§ Develop spatial analyses and assessment products that integrate
information on the distribution of deep-sea corals and sponges, current
EFH designations, and potential interactions with fisheries.
· *Bachelors Degree and 3 or more years work experience *in the
one of following disciplines: biological sciences, oceanography,
geography, information technology.
/Skills or expertise:/
· Ability to conduct geospatial characterizations, assessments,
or other GIS-related analyses.
· Broad knowledge of the structure and function of marine
ecosystems and ecological principles.
· Working knowledge and use of GIS principles, technology,
terminology, and methods.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcGIS, and
· Ability to identify, obtain, integrate, and synthesize
geospatial data into appropriate products.
· Ability to develop an organized structure for managing and
archiving geospatial data.
· Ability to work independently and with attention to detail,
while also working collaboratively with a team of diverse experts to
achieve common goals.
· Strong oral and written communication skills.
· Working knowledge of geospatial statistics (i.e. deriving
means and variances of landscape metric; conducting hypothesis testing
through linear regressions and ANOVAs).
· Ability to manage time successfully, given varying competing
demands and short deadlines on multiple projects.
*Preferred Education / Skills:*
· Advanced degree in biological sciences, oceanography,
geography, information technology, or related discipline.
· Experience with the design of geodatabases.
· Experience with coordinating and conducting marine research
and managing multidisciplinary data sets.
· Experience with writing and editing technical and scientific
reports and manuscripts.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and required salary to
spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com <mailto:spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com>.
*This is not a federal position. * *The successful candidate will work
full-time under a Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS) contract.
*CSS, Inc.'s benefits for full-time employees includes Medical/Dental
Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, 401K, and Employee Stock
Ownership Plans (ESOPs).
Chris Jeffrey (CJ)
Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Marine Ecologist (Biogeogrography Branch)
On-Site Contract Manager (Consolidated Safety Services, Inc.)
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, N/SCI-1, #9213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel)
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