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    This research position is with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC), located in Boise, Idaho.

    This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

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    The mission of the NWRC is to provide knowledge and technology for management of semi-arid rangeland watersheds; to quantitatively describe the hydrologic processes and interactive influences of climate, soils, vegetation, topography, and management on rangeland watershed systems; to develop information, simulation models, and tools that can be used by action agencies and producers in determining optimum management strategies; and to maintain long-term databases for scientific applications.

    The incumbent of this position serves as a support scientist in the field of rangeland management research providing expertise on ecological and geospatial data collection, processing, and analysis for a Research Rangeland Management Specialist.

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Managing the preparation, execution, and day-to-day operations of extensive field research projects.
    • Compiling data and develops and conducts quality-control procedures to detect and remove error and ensure data products meet expected standards.
    • Conducting initial statistical analyses on compiled data, including the development and application of custom programming.
    • Conducting GIS, remote sensing, and other spatial analyses using ArcGIS, ENVI, or other similar GIS and remote-sensing analysis systems.
    • Preparing results and findings from experiments conducted, including initial interpretation of significance to the overall project, for inclusion in peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, progress reports, and research presentations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0454 Rangeland Management

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