The USGCRP is looking to fill a full-time software engineer position supporting the Global Change Information System (GCIS) in Washington, D.C.
The USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) is coordinating the development of a new data system to integrate information about global change from across the program. The Global Change Information System (GCIS) will harmonize the organization and representation of that information from across the program and integrate existing information from the agency data centers. Early phases of the GCIS development will focus on representing the provenance of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and its technical input, but will also look into existing agency data centers for sources of information to integrate into the system.
This person will be responsible for ensuring the system is compliant with standards and user friendly while utilizing best practices. The Software Engineer must be a self-starter and be comfortable managing their own time while working on concurrent projects. The successful applicant should be comfortable working with non-technical stakeholders, helping to shape requirements when necessary, and communicating with a large multi-agency team including editors, graphics professionals, visualization specialists, managers and data architects. Reports to the USGCRP Deputy Director.
Apply here. Applications due by Monday June 18, 2012.
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Time and Date: The meeting will be held June 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.
Place: The meeting will be held in Conference Room A of the American Geophysical Union Building (AGU), 2000 Florida Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009. Please check the Web siteÂ http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.htmlÂ for confirmation of the venue and for directions.
Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on June 14 at 5:00â€“5:15 p.m. and a 30-minute period on June 15 at 12:00â€“12:30 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012 to schedule their/presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFOâ€™s Office by June 7, 2012 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after June 7, 2012 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.
Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301â€“563â€“6162,Â Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012.
For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301â€“734â€“1156, Fax: 301â€“713â€“1459, Email:Â Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site atÂ http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.
The US Global Change Research Program (globalchange.gov) is currently advertising for a new position at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.
Communications Coordinator/Web-Content Manager
Under the direction of the Deputy Director, and in close coordination with OSTP communications staff, serves as the NCO's communications coordinator:
Develops and deploys strategies for communicating USGCRP science to a broad range of audiences, including the general public;
Creates and disseminates digital, print, web-based and multimedia content about USGCRP scientific findings through various communication and education channels, including the USGCRP constellation of websites, social media outlets, professional conferences and meetings and other relevant mechanisms;
Coordinates the development of and edits USGCRP documents and communications materials; and
Serves as the NCO coordinator for the newly formed USGCRP Interagency Communication and Education Team (ICE-t), which aims to coordinate and enhance unified Federal strategies to communicate and educate about climate change science and related global change.
Applications due by Friday, June 15, 2012. Apply here.