[Coral-List] Fwd: Position Available

Chris Jeffrey chris.jeffrey at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 21 16:41:06 EST 2011

*Job Title:* Marine Spatial Analyst
*Job Location*: Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, USA
*Job Type*: Full time Contract Position
*Company*: CSS-Dynamac** (http://www.consolidatedsafety.com/)
*Start Date*: Jan 2, 2012 or until filled
*Where To Apply*: https://jobs-consolidatedsafety.icims.com/jobs/1354/job
*Salary: $ *Negotiable (commensurate with experience)

A person with academic training in marine biology, ecology, fisheries, 
and spatial or landscape ecology is being sought for a full-time 
contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science 
(NCCOS), 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 statistical and analytical support to projects that map marine 
ecosystems and the distributions of biota in the Gulf of Mexico. Initial 
efforts will focus on mapping fish and their associated habitats. 
Specific duties include:

    Produce detailed statistical summaries of collected data (e.g.
    estimates of means and variance by seasons, year, other categories,
    quantiles summaries, etc.);
    Evaluate and analyze field data to create maps of benthic habitats
    and species distributions;
    Develop cartographic products and associated metadata;
    Assist with writing technical reports and journal articles; and,
    Travel to agencies (federal, state, academic) that may provide data
    or expertise to vet analytical approaches or products.

Provide statistical and analytical support for other Biogeography Branch 
projects including work with deep-water corals, coastal pollution, and 
marine birds and mammals.

*Essential Qualifications: *

  * Master of Science degree in a Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or a
    related field;
  * Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  * Graduate training in statistics and demonstrated experience in
    multivariate statistics;
  * Relevant experience or academic training in Geographic Information
    Systems, especially ArcGIS;
  * Knowledge of marine biology and spatial ecology.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

  * Experience with ArcGIS editing and the use of ArcGIS extensions,
    such as Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst;
  * Experience with GIS modeling techniques;
  * Experience with statistical software e.g., SAS, Primer and/or JMP;
  * Knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.

*Where to Apply*: 


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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