Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Science Coordinator Position Open
The USFWS Southwest Region Science Applications program and the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCP LCC) are recruiting a highly motivated and results-oriented individual to help address the complexities of modern-day, landscape-scale conservation science in the Gulf Coast and Prairies region of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. You will join a collaborative team of professionals working toward conservation across these landscapes, and play a critical role in building the capacity and capability of LCC partners to effectively address climate change and other large landscape scale stressors. As the GCP LCC Science Coordinator, you will be called upon to find innovative ways to support the development of key science needed to conserve fish, wildlife and plants at the landscape scale, and to ensure its translation for application by managers on-the-ground.
Direct this announcement to possible applicants asap - note announcement closes Monday, March 23, 2015
(1) Job Announcement Number: R2-15-1355568-MS-DEU
All U.S. Citizens
(2) Job Announcement Number: R2-15-1355549-MS-MP
For federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397726800
About Lafayette, LA
Welcome to Lafayette, Louisiana, a city known for its rich Cajun heritage, delicious food and joie de vivre. Lafayette is also quickly becoming a hub of technology, medicine and arts in the state of Louisiana. Lafayette isn't just called the "Hub City” for its culture. The business arena has diversified from its history in oil and gas to include technology, manufacturing and medical.
As the fourth largest city in Louisiana, Lafayette is a growing community with many restaurants, shopping and over 100 subdivisions within the city providing a dynamic area for both growing families and singles. There are five universities and colleges with diverse degree programs ranging from Arts to Sciences. The weather is relatively mild with an average rainfall of 4.5 inches a month and temperatures range from the mild 50’s to the balmy 80’s. With such mild weather you can take advantage of the city and surrounding areas outdoor activities year round. There are many visual and performing arts venues, over ten annual festivals, more than 30 city parks, and a zoo. While the surrounding area offers great fishing, bird watching, hiking and water sports.
This position’s offices will be within the USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC). The NWRC has a staff of about 150 people with a mix of scientific and technical skills, ranging from plant, wetland, and animal ecology to mapping, remote sensing, geographic information systems, computer and electronic technologies, information technologies, and water quality analysis and is located within the research park of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. NWRC researchers collaborate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the GCP LCC, the Gulf Coast Joint Venture, and other Federal and State agencies.