GIS Analyst (Job # 1002775), National Marine Fisheries Service / University of California, Santa Cruz
The Landscape Ecology Team (LET) at NMFS’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center is a team of ecologists and geographers working to elucidate the linkages between habitat and anadromous fish that spawn in California. Our approach to this uses principles and methods from landscape, ecosystem, community, and population ecology. The Geographic Information System (GIS) / Remote Sensing Analyst will support spatial data management, data analysis, and field data collection.
The selected candidate will assemble, analyze, synthesize, and support spatially explicit modeling of diverse data sets in support of basic and applied research on the ecology of anadromous fish.
- Experience and/or knowledge such as attained through upper division coursework leading to Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Computer Science or combination of education and experience.
- Strong familiarity and experience with use of ArcGIS, MATLAB, and database management.
- Strong scripting skills, e.g. AML, VBA, Python, IDL; strong cartographic skills; working familiarity with vector GIS (networks, dynamic segmentation).
- Experience working with hydrologic datasets.
- Knowledge of ecology, habitat and conservation issues, especially (but not necessarily) those related to anadromous fish.
- Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, including Excel and Power Point.
- Experience in compilation, preparation and analysis of charts, graphs and\or models involving experimental data.
- Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
- Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to learn and apply a variety of policies and procedures.
- Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Please follow this link, http://www1.ucsc.edu/about/employment.asp, for more information and to apply. To access this job posting, click on the “Staff Employment” link, then the “search postings” link on the left and type in the job number, 1002775. The position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on 10/10/2010.