Location: Vallejo, CA
The Lynker has the need for technical and analytical support for developing and streamlining workflows to prepare and process spatially-explicit datasets to support National Forest plan revision, regional vegetation/fuels projects, One Region/One Program of Work, and other geospatial analytical support projects in support of the USDA Forest Service.
Required Skills and Knowledge:
Tasks under this project shall include:
- Programming in multiple languages including Python, and R.
- Advanced knowledge of the following software packages applications: ArcGIS, MS Access, MS Project and MS Excel.
- Coursework and work-related experience pertaining to natural resource management, as well as analytical techniques for modeling and assessing dynamic ecological communities.
- Knowledge and ability to work within the ArcGIS on-line environment.
- Python programming to compile datasets for natural resource data and pull corporate data from EDW
- Automation, using python, of multi-scale (i.e. ecoregion subsection, forest and bioregional scale) analysis of bioclimatic, vegetation, wildlife and other natural resource data. In addition, multi-scale summarization of socio-economic data shall also be required.
- The development of raster surfaces and lists from supplemental data shall be required to produce inputs for modeling ecosystem dynamics, disturbance regimes and other vegetation analytics.
- Develop cartographic products and perform live on-screen presentations to show FS personnel and the public how data sets were created, how to interpret the resultant outputs and present preliminary summary statistics.
- Maintain project information in tracking spreadsheets
- Import and maintain projects in MS Project
- Develop validation data sets to evaluate the accuracy of mapped vegetation attributes
- Generate map products that are legible, consistent, and compliant with 508 policy
- Create internal ArcGIS Online web maps and story maps as well as public facing interactive web maps in coordination with data contributions from each forest
- Attend meetings and provide supporting map products and explanations to assist with decision making and data exploration
- Conduct quality control and implement geospatial data management best practices
- Design and implement mobile GIS technology and applications using Survey123, Collector, Explorer and/or Navigator.
- Develop data, map products, and workflows for ArcGIS Pro
- Oral and written communication with FS staff regarding how datasets were generated or what underlying assumptions are implicit in hypothesis tests
- Create a knowledge transfer plan to coordinate ongoing work with government employees or other designated parties
To apply, please contact Dr. Graeme Aggett by email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and include a cover letter and resume.