|Working Title||Project Manager|
|Research Professional Position||Yes|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/Research Professional|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||35000|
|Desired Start Date||03/20/2017|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||03/01/2017|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Ecosystem Science & Sustainability Department is a teaching and research unit of Colorado State University. Faculty include ecologists, watershed scientists, and programmers that teach ecology and watershed science as well as conduct research on international and national issues of ecology and watershed science. The department is one of five academic departments in the Warner College of Natural Resources.
Project manager for a NASA-funded citizen science project on intermittent streams. Manager will organize workshops to recruit citizen scientists, develop and maintain citizen science database, install and maintain streamflow sensors, and assist with GIS and remote sensing data collection and processing.
|Required Job Qualifications||
Bachelor’s degree in watershed science, geography, or similar area
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Master’s degree in a related field
•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Job Duty Category||Citizen science data portal|
Assist with developing and maintaining data portal. Design online data entry site through CitSci.org. Evaluate user requests for participation, and approve sites uploaded by participants. Regularly check uploaded data for quality and train research assistants to aid with data quality checks. This is the second of three main portions of the project, which requires a data portal for citizen scientists to enter stream flow information.
|Percentage Of Time||40|
|Job Duty Category||Sensor network maintenance|
Coordinate installation and maintenance of stream flow sensors. Select new field locations for field sensors using geospatial analysis and field review. Order and prepare equipment for field installation. Organize field crews to conduct field visits for sensor installation and maintenance. Download data, check for quality, and archive data on network server. This is one of three main portions of the project, which requires a network of sensors to monitor stream stage.
|Percentage Of Time||20|
|Job Duty Category||Outreach|
Recruit participants and communicate with network. Organize annual workshop to recruit citizen scientists. Contact partners, select meeting venue, develop agenda, compile meeting materials. Contribute to writing newsletter articles and collecting photos and other images for newsletters. Identify partners for joining the network, and add these to an outreach list for newsletter distribution. Project success requires a large and engaged network of citizen scientists.
|Percentage Of Time||20|
|Job Duty Category||Data management|
Keep database updated and organized. Checks data from sensors, remote sensing, and citizen scientists for quality. Archives raw data and quality-checked data in a server location. Writes metadata documents to describe each dataset. The database is the scientific resource being created through this project, and it must be well-maintained to be useable.
|Percentage Of Time||20|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Please include cover letter, resume and list of three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)|
|Search Contact||[email protected]|
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|Background Check Policy Statement||
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