The Community Science Federal Liaison, to be housed at LSU in the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, will be collaborating across multiple federal agencies on items of relevance to community/citizen science and water resources. Over the course of four years, this individual will bridge community science efforts across and within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Sea Grant Network.
Enhance Diversity and Inclusion: Work across federal agencies to understand current participation demographics and barriers to diverse participation in community science, to identify opportunities to enhance diversity so that community science better represents communities, and to identify and share best practices to enable community science programs to reach a broader audience. (20%)
Assessment and synthesis: Catalog agencies’ and their partners’ water resources-related community science assets, water-resources-related data needs and barriers to use of community science data. Develop recommendations to help agencies and community science programs work toward greater data acceptance and use to address water resources-related environmental challenges, and make progress towards a data commons.(20%)
Education and Outreach: Develop and deliver training workshops and educational materials that enhance the diversity of and increase credibility and usefulness of water resources-related community science efforts to address agency water resources-related data needs across the United States. (20%)
Coordination: Coordinate a multi-agency stakeholder group to improve inter connectivity among agencies, to explore and share opportunities, data needs and challenges, and to provide status updates. Assist in development of other coordination efforts to enhance diversity of participation in community science efforts and expansion of use of community science data (e.g., mentoring network). (15%)
Program Enhancement: Build partnerships, identify opportunities and develop funding proposals to further advance efforts towards reaching project goals. (10%)
Evaluation and Reporting: Evaluate educational materials, programs, and resources developed, share results, and report on progress throughout the project period. (10%)
Assist on other things as requested from the supervisor in the Department of Education and Engagement. (5%)
Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of experience working with outreach and / or education groups, particularly translating science for the public. Experience coordinating activities in a timely and efficient manner.
Master’s Degree and two (2) years of experience working with community or citizen science efforts
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Due to the nature and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to alcohol/drug testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
Please attach ALL required documents under the Resume / CV section of your application.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
March 5, 2021