[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Marine Landscape Ecologist

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 15 11:12:54 EDT 2010


*Vacancy Announcement: Marine Landscape Ecologist
Educational Level:*    Ph.D. or M.S. plus 3 yrs equivalent experience
*Location*:    Silver Spring, Maryland
*Agency*:    NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring & Assessment
*Start Date of Appointment*:    Immediate

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for 
Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) Biogeography Branch seeks a 
Marine Landscape Ecologist, who has professional experience and academic 
training in marine ecology, to conduct spatial analyses that answers 
ecological and management related questions.  This position is a 
full-time contract position with Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. The 
Branch conducts ecological studies that map, characterize, assess, and 
model the spatial distributions and movements of estuarine and marine 
organisms throughout the United States and Island Territories. The focus 
of this position is on applied spatial analyses to support decision 
making in ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning and 
will require integration of spatial data from multiple disciplines.

The successful candidate will have the following core responsibilities:
1)    Lead and provide analytical support for projects that have a 
strong marine spatial ecology component:
a)    Conduct statistical and spatial analyses as part of an 
interdisciplinary team
b)    Communicate results to managers, scientific community and broader 
2)    Develop and explore cutting-edge scientific solutions and spatial 
tools including spatial modeling to address complex problems in marine 
ecology, ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning.
a)    Conduct ecological modeling
b)    Apply and assess landscape ecology concepts and tools
c)    Develop interdisciplinary approaches to characterize and 
understand linkages between spatial patterns and ecological processes

*Essential Qualifications and Skills*
..    Ability to have fun while working as part of a team
..    Advanced ecological knowledge with an applied focus
..    Experience of holistic multi- and inter-disciplinary scientific 
..    Knowledge of spatial ecology/landscape ecology concepts and tools
..    Excellent written and oral communication skills with significant 
publication record
..    Advanced applied statistical or mathematical knowledge and experience
..    Experience with spatial analyses, spatial modeling, GIS and remote 
Preferred Qualifications and Skills*
..    Ph.D. in marine ecology/spatial ecology
..    Demonstrated leadership in applied multi- or inter-disciplinary 
..    Experience addressing complex marine and coastal management problems
..    Knowledge of recent developments in marine spatial planning
..    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.

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.'s benefits for full-time employees include Medical/Dental 
Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, 401K, and Employee Stock 
Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

*To Apply:*
Please email resume and salary requirements to 
spjobs at consolidatedsafety.com. Please include the words "*marine 
landscape ecologist*" in the subject line of your email application.

Chris Jeffrey (CJ)

Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D
Project Manager
CSS, Inc.

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)

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