[Coral-List] Request for job posting

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Thu Nov 17 09:30:25 EST 2011

*Job Title:* Natural Resource Scientist
*Job Location*: Silver Spring, MD
*Start Date*: September 1, 2011
*Where To Apply*: https://jobs-consolidatedsafety.icims.com/jobs/1350/job

*Responsibilities: *
Seeking a Natural Resource Social Scientist to support the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Coastal Monitoring 
and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch. The successful candidate 
will work with a research team investigating community aspects of 
well-being associated with coastal ecosystem health and the provision of 
ecosystem services, as well as support other projects on a variety of 
topics within the Biogeography Branch. The position will have the 
following core responsibilities:

1. Provide research support to projects in one or more of the following 
topical areas: well-being indicator development; the social or economic 
dimensions of coastal and ocean activities, use, values and preferences; 
competing human use of coastal and ocean resources; or valuation of 
natural resources or ecosystem services;
2 .Conduct and draft comprehensive literature reviews to support 
research projects;
3. Identify, evaluate, acquire and manage existing, secondary data 
and/or data sets;
4. Participate in the design and execution of primary data collections;
5. Evaluate, clean and statistically analyze social science and other data;
6. Assist with preparation of reports and journal articles describing 
the results of analyses;
7. Assist with other project-related tasks and duties as needed.

*Essential Qualifications: *
Master's degree in sociology, economics, human/social geography, 
demography, anthropology or similar discipline;
Research experience beyond the requirements for academic training;
Demonstrated interest in the social and economic dimensions of coastal 
and ocean ecosystems, natural resource use and management, and/or 
environmental policy and planning;
Demonstrated experience conducting social science research related to 
natural resource issues and topics;
Demonstrated experience finding, cleaning, preparing, analyzing, and 
interpreting social science data using appropriate statistical techniques;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
Attention to detail with outstanding organizational and time-management 
skills; and
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision, as 
well as part of a research team.

*Preferred Qualifications:*
Experience using ArcGIS to conduct analysis and produce maps;
Experience conducting predictive modeling of human behavior, resource 
use patterns, values, and/or preferences in a coastal or ocean context; or
Experience conducting valuation studies of ecosystem services or natural 
resources in a coastal or ocean context.

*Where to Apply*: https://jobs-consolidatedsafety.icims.com/jobs/1350/job


Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Ph.D

Project Manager, Scientific Programs
CSS-Dynamac (www.css-dynamac.com)

Scientific Minds. Common Sense Solutions


Marine Spatial Ecologist
NOAA National Ocean Service NCCOS | CCMA | Biogeography Branch
1305 East-West Hwy, SSMC-4, #9213, N/SCI-1
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281

301.713.3028 x-134 (Tel) 301.713.4384 (Fax)


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