Quantitative Ecologist II

Cherokee Nation Technologies
Fort Collins, CO
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09
Contact Name For Further Info: 
Meg Broge
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Forest Health Assessment and Applied Sciences Team (FHAAST), our client, is responsible for performing quantitative analyses for a number of programs including internal support to the GIS and Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, and Invasive Species Risk Assessment Programs. Quantitative analysis also provides support to the FHP Washington Office. Specific project support includes reviewing documentation and code lists for but not limited to Digital Mobile Sketch Mapper (DMSM) development, Insect and Disease Survey (IDS), National Insect and Disease Forest Risk Assessments, and the Pest Event Reporter (PER). We are seeking an experienced quantitative ecologist to apply advanced mathematical and statistical tools to any number of problems in the field of ecology; reflecting the demand among practicing ecologists to interpret ever larger and more complex data sets using quantitative reasoning. Responsibilities: • Maintain and update pest hazard database as new risk models become available. • Analyze implications of national insect and disease risk map models both in terms of future desired condition, climate change and changing pest conditions. • Modify and apply pest impact and fire interaction models in regards to carbon cycles and forest landscape conditions. • Complete database design, development and maintenance of complex simulation and statistical models and databases as they relate to carbon, climate change, risk and hazard analysis. Tasks may also involve external collaboration, demonstrations, written documentation, and user support. • Provides maintenance and support of several key FHAAST strategic work areas including; o NIDRM map and report development. o Forest insect and disease reporting. o Spatial Data library (SDL) development and access. o Authoritative database development. o Web based forest pest reporting o Forest, insect, and disease simulation. o Climate change and carbon analysis. o Monitoring on the Margins (MOM). • Provide technical coordination between program area and FHAAST consultants to ensure compatibility and consistency while improving skill sets • Support ad hoc requests in support of Congressional Staffers, FHP, WO, regional Offices, NFS, and State and Private Cooperators. • Design, develop, and utilize pest distribution maps based on statistical and spatial ecology techniques. • Produce predictive models in order to prioritize and efficiently deploy surveys and trapping systems. • Incorporate uncertainty into all predictive models. Qualifications: • Requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in statistics, biostatistics, ecology, natural resources, or statistic-related field. • Minimum 3 years of analysis in the specific or closely related functional/program area. • Natural resources and forested ecosystems and factors that affect forest health and sustainability • Demonstrated experience applying Bayesian and Frequentist approaches to statistical analysis of large data sets (e.g. mixed-effects models, Bayesian hierarchical models) • Demonstrated ability to clearly frame research questions, design monitoring studies, and implement analyses, as well as script analyses in R and/or Python. • Comfort working both independently and in a team-based environment. • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new quantitative approaches and think creatively. • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include a strong writing background in order to lead and co-author peer-reviewed publications. • Experience with geographic information systems. • Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. • Apply to Job # 11645 online at www.cherokee-cnt.com Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please visit the following two sites: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplemen... 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