User Interface Developer (Biological Scientist): Arizona
Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystem Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Full time Positions
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We are seeking a User Interface Developer for a permanent position in the Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. The biological scientist will be an integral part of a larger research team comprised of scientists, professionals, technicians, and administrative staff. The mission of this team is to “Provide scientific leadership, reliable ecological understanding, and management tools for the conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats.” As a collaborative team member, the biological scientist will provide leadership in the development and implementation of integrated databases focused on the user experience with concepts of accessibility, usability, and interpretability by furnishing technical design, database, and computer science expertise.
This position will be housed in the research branch of the USDA Forest Service. Applicants should have interest in collaborating with a dispersed group of scientists throughout the Rocky Mountains and with the management branch of the Forest Service to co-produce knowledge that helps inform natural resource decision-making processes. As a User Interface Developer, the selected candidate will use cutting-edge data visualization techniques to create and maintain high quality, interactive user interfaces (including the building of apps) for visualizing research and monitoring data for our partners in the National Forest System and other natural resource agencies and work with end-users to ensure accessibility, usability, and interpretability.
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This is NOT the formal application announcement. It is an outreach notice. The formal announcement will appear on USAJOBS as a “Biological Scientist”. Please look for the formal announcement in November 2022. The position will be open for 5 days (administrative regulation for this position). All interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a C.V. via email. Please place “User Interface Developer” in the e-mail header.
M.S. or Ph.D. in a biological discipline, such as (but not limited to) computational biology, statistical ecology, ecology, or conservation biology. Specialized work experience for ≥1-yr at GS-12 or GS-11 is required. The candidate must have knowledge of software or application development and design. Knowledge of relational database languages, computer programming languages (R, Python), Google Earth Engine, other frequently used spatial databases and platforms, and statistical methods for analyzing data are requirements to build user interface tools visualizing big spatial biological data. Demonstrated ability to apply project management principles, methods, and practices and to work collaboratively with teams is essential.