Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Job Title: 
Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer
Job Location: 
Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 
Full time, 1 year with possibility of renewal
Salary: 
$24.52 - $31.13 / hour
Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
Description: 

Are you interested in marine spatial planning and conservation planning? Do you have skills in geospatial data analysis, prioritization modeling and geodesign? We are looking for a highly skilled individual to participate in the activities of two labs at the University of California Santa Barbara, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. 

The Halpern Lab, based primarily at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, works on spatial conservation planning and prioritization, primarily in the oceans. The current project will build on recent work mapping the predicted input and impact of wastewater (nitrogen and pathogen inputs) in coastal marine waters and apply it to the Meso-American Reef (MAR) region of the Caribbean. Working as part of a team and with partner organizations, the position will help compile and process data, modify and improve models for the regional application, run analyses, and support publication of research results.

The McClintock Lab, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, supports geospatial planning and research efforts in the marine sciences which have complex and challenging analytical and software needs. Lab development projects include web applications, mobile data collection tools, and computer vision software. The Lab's longest running project, SeaSketch, is a hosted software service which supports diverse and numerous government agencies and other institutions around the globe in engaging stakeholders in marine spatial planning.

Under general supervision the Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer assists SeaSketch staff in gathering, processing and analyzing geospatial data that will be used in SeaSketch projects. Under general supervision, the Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer will generate analytical reports, both manually and programmatically, and generate maps for visualizing marine information. Under general direction, the position requires some foreign travel (10% time) to conduct surveys and work with stakeholders in the design of marine spatial plans.

Job Requirements:

Position Information

*Payroll Title: Applications Programmer 2

*Job Code: 7299

*Job Open Date: 07/28/2020

 Primary Consideration Date for Open Until   Filled: 8/11/2020

*Department Code-Name: NCEA

*Percentage of Time: 100

*Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99

*Grade Type/Grade: 20

*FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

*Work Location: NCEAS 735 State St Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

*Pay Rate/Range: $24.52-$31.13/hr

*Days/Hours: M-F 8-5

Department Marketing Statement 

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), supports cross-disciplinary research that uses existing data to address major fundamental issues in ecology and allied fields, and their application to management and policy. NCEAS is a unique institution with an explicit mission to foster synthesis and analysis, turn information into understanding and, through effective collaboration, alter how science is conducted

Brief Summary of Job Duties

The McClintock Lab, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, supports geospatial planning and research efforts in the marine sciences which have complex and challenging analytical and software needs. Lab development projects include web applications, mobile data collection tools, and computer vision software. The Lab's longest running project, SeaSketch, is a hosted software service which supports diverse and numerous government agencies and other institutions around the globe in engaging stakeholders in marine spatial planning.

Under general supervision the Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer assists SeaSketch staff in gathering, processing and analyzing geospatial data that will be used in SeaSketch projects. Under general supervision, the Spatial Analyst, Modeler and Developer will generate analytical reports, both manually and programmatically, and generate maps for visualizing marine information. Under general direction, the position requires some foreign travel (10% time) to conduct surveys and work with stakeholders in the design of marine spatial plans.

General Summary of Duties and Responsibilities Halpern group The Halpern Lab, based primarily at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, works on spatial conservation planning and prioritization, primarily in the oceans. The current project will build on recent work mapping the predicted input and impact of wastewater (nitrogen and pathogen inputs) in coastal marine waters and apply it to the Meso-American Reef (MAR) region of the Caribbean. Working as part of a team and with partner organizations, the position will help compile and process data, modify and improve models for the regional application, run analyses, and support publication of research results.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 1-2 years work experience in environmental science, geography, conservation science or the similar field

  • 1-2 years of experience using desktop GIS analysis tools such as ArcGIS Desktop or QGIS.  

  • Demonstrated proficiency scripting with R and Python.

 Desirable Requirements

  • Masters Degree

  •  1 year of experience in web development using Javascript or other dynamic programming languages. 

  • Experience working overseas with a variety of cultures. 

  • A detailed knowledge of marine spatial planning and the associated decision support tools.

  • Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills;

  • Experience managing, processing and analyzing large datasets;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Outstanding organizational skills;

  • Demonstrated success managing several projects/tasks at the same time;

  • Able to work well with a wide range of people across disciplines and backgrounds;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. 

If this sounds interesting to you, we'd love to hear from you! Visit the UCSB Job posting to read the full job description. 

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