Posted: October 30, 2020
Full-time electronic technicians
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) in Annapolis is looking for two full-time electronics technicians to join our observations team. The techs are responsible for the maintenance of the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS), as well as supporting water column monitoring and habitat mapping of the Chesapeake. Duties include:
- Support CBIBS by performing assembly and design modifications and conducting routine maintenance and operations on and off the water such as mechanical repair, electrical troubleshooting and mooring servicing
- Perform on-the-water vessel operations such as buoy deployment or recovery and perform minor vessel and trailer repairs and maintenance.
- Calibrate and troubleshoot oceanographic and meteorological sensors and conduct field gear maintenance and construction.
- Work closely on a daily basis with the field operations coordinator and field staff to ensure the safe operation and coordination of CBIBS and other field operations.
These are permanent Band II federal positions with a salary range of $39,291 to $70,072.
How to Apply
Visit USA Jobs for more info and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582598600. Applications will be accepted November 2-16, 2020.
Posted: October 22, 2020
Web Developer – Contingent II Contractual
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a one-year Contingent II Contractual Web Developer position. The successful candidate will work with an established and dynamic team in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Program. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as a primary method of informing citizens and stakeholders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts.
The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director of Web Development as part of the Web Development Team. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:
- Assist with the implementation and maintenance of content management systems (Craft CMS and ExpressionEngine) for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership websites.
- Assist in the management, tracking and resolution of support requests.
- Assist in maintaining version controlled code and in the deployment process.
- Assist in the development of websites optimized for mobile devices using responsive web design.
- Assist in the design, creation, population, and maintenance of backend databases to support Chesapeake Bay Program websites and mobile applications including but not limited to MySQL.
- Participate in conducting user experience research and usability evaluations.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and between 0-5 years of experience. A background in web development, design, user experience and excellent communication skills are desired.
This position may be filled as a full-time or part-time contractual position, and subsidized health benefits eligibility will be determined by the number of hours worked. The funding for this position is from a federal grant.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, online portfolio and contact information for 3 references by using the online job portal at http://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/1419. This search will remain opened until filled – for first consideration please apply on or before November 9, 2020. UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Posted: September 28, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Commercial Poultry Production Research Project Intern
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
The successful candidate will be employed by the Virginia Tech’s (VT) Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and will work directly with the project’s Principle Investigator and the Research Project Team to implement the data collection efforts of the agricultural research project. The Intern will support the research project’s objectives to improve the accuracy of estimated bird populations, the number of commercial production operations, and the mass and movement of poultry litter/manure nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) generated by poultry production facilities in the Chesapeake Bay region on a county scale. The project objectives will be achieved by Virginia Tech cooperatively working with poultry growers, integrator companies, poultry associations, and relevant partners to collect, analyze, and scientifically validate commercial poultry production data in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of West Virginia to provide a local and/or regional-scale data source as an alternative to existing national-scale poultry data. The results will be utilized as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s ongoing mission to analyze agricultural technical data, programs and policies to provide science-based recommendations aimed at restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Intern will contribute to the VT research efforts through the following tasks:
- Collect and compile data pertaining to commercial poultry production and litter/manure generation and management across the Chesapeake Bay watershed of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of West Virginia.
- Schedule and implement poultry grower project interviews through standard survey techniques and protocols.
- Implement required VT COVID-19 and Biological Security safety protocols.
- Collect and prepare litter/manure samples for direct and laboratory analysis.
- Ensure security of collected data via a Cloud-based electronic database for data analysis and security protection.
- Assist in preparing scientific reports for review and publication.
- Collaborate with the Research Project Team staff on a multi-disciplinary effort aimed at achieving the project’s goals.
The successful candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited College or University, or a recent graduate of the same. Student enrollment or as a graduate from Virginia Tech is not a requirement. Knowledge of the following subjects and data analysis tools is desirable:
- Ability to implement VT scientific research data protocols and analysis techniques, including the security of sensitive information.
- Ability to implement VT COVID-19 and Biosecurity protocols.
- Experience in collecting and summarizing scientific data and research findings using standardized research methods and data systems.
- Basic understanding of poultry production and related management systems as it pertains to ecological systems and crop and animal production.
- Experience and proficiency using Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
Physical Demands: The position will require computer and desk work as well as field data collection including litter/manure sampling for direct and laboratory analysis. Position will not be based at the Blacksburg Campus, but will operate from an alternative location.
Additional Certifications: No additional certifications are required for this position.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of a VT background security check. Valid driver license and photo identification. Personal vehicle transportation.
Anticipated Position Duration: Present through December 31, 2021 (approximate)
$12.00/hour, 30 hours/week.
Travel mileage reimbursement at the current Federal rate (presently $0.56/mile). Overnight travel reimbursement and per diem at the current VT employee rate.
How to Apply
To apply, electronically submit current résumé and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Jactone Ogejo via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions will remain open until filled.