[Coral-List] Vacancy Announcement: Coastal Watershed GIS Specialist

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Thu Oct 1 15:32:43 EDT 2009

Vacancy Announcement: Entry Level Marine Spatial Analyst (*Full Time 
*Educational Level:* B.S.
*Location: *Silver Spring, Maryland
*Agency:* NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring & Assessment
*Start Date:* Immediately

A person with academic training in a biological, earth, or physical 
sciences, geography or spatial ecology 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:

Provide GIS and remote sensing support to projects developing benthic 
habitat maps of marine ecosystems:
a)    Develop cartographic products and metadata from spatial data
b)    Process and archive remotely sensed data (e.g. imagery) for 
distribution and storage

Provide data management support to projects conducting ecological 
assessments of marine ecosystems:
a)    Assist with field mission preparation
b)    Perform quality assurance and control (QA/QC) on collected data
c)    Produce basic descriptive statistical summaries of collected data

*Essential Qualifications*
..    Relevant experience or academic training in Geographic Information 
Systems, especially ArcGIS
..    Knowledge of marine science, biology, or ecology
..    Good written and oral communication skills
..    Basic knowledge of statistics

*Preferred Qualifications*
..    Relevant experience or academic training developing habitat maps 
from remotely-sensed imagery.
..    Experience with image processing software e.g., ENVI, ERDAS and/or PCI
..    Experience with  ArcGIS editing and the use of ArcGIS extensions, 
such as Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst.
*CSS, Inc.'s benefits for full-time employees includes Medical/Dental 
Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, 401K, and Employee Stock 
Ownership Plans (ESOPs). 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.
To Apply:*
Email resume and salary requirements to spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com by 
October 15, 2009. Include the words "marine spatial analyst" in the 
subject line of your email.

Chris Jeffrey (CJ)

Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Marine Ecologist (Biogeography Branch)

On-Site Contract Manager (Consolidated Safety Services, Inc.)

Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Mailing Address:
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)
301.713.4384 (Fax)



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