Research Support Specialist (crew leader and data manager): Newcomb, NY

SUNY ESF Adirondack Ecological Center
Newcomb, NY
Job Category
Full time Positions
$48,000 - $52,000 DOE
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Background: The primary purpose of this position is to assist Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) staff with managing a Wildlands Monitoring project with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). This project monitors the ecological effects of recreation on state lands in the Adirondacks, NY. The position is for a field crew leader and data manager (managing a team of field technicians in the summer followed by data management, analysis, and report-writing after the field season). Secondarily, this position will have the opportunity to assist with long-term ecological monitoring, as well as some outreach and education, at our control site, Huntington Wildlife Forest (HWF). This position is supervised by the Associate Director of Research at AEC. Position supervises seasonal technicians. Brief Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will support and conduct research and monitoring in the Adirondacks. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: • Field work in ecological data collection (e.g., vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys) • Data analysis • Report-writing • Manage databases, including geospatial (ESRI suite) and data management modeling/coding • Supervise field technicians • Help create and disseminate presentations, digital and printed materials for professional and public audiences • Position is 40 hours per week, some with some nights and possible weekends Applications must be sent through the provided website.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in ecology, natural resources, or related field • At least 3 years of field work in ecological and natural resource sampling methods • Excellent organizational, communication and team-building skills • Proficiency in writing and use of spreadsheets • Must possess a valid driver's license Preferred Qualifications: • Master's degree in ecology, natural resources or related field • The successful candidate can work outdoors in all weather conditions, be able to access and navigate remote locations by foot or boat and be able to work alone when necessary. Experience working in challenging conditions (terrain, bugs, harsh weather) is desirable. • Leadership experience • At least 1 year of data/coding experience in the "R" coding environment • At least 1 year of ArcGIS Geographic Information Systems Experience • Plant identification • Backpacking experience • Hiking and boating experience Application Instructions: Employment application is required to be submitted on-line at Attach cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references. Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by February 28,2023 to assure optimal consideration.
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Natasha Karniski-Keglovits
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