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Along with regular professional vacancies, IAN also runs an intern program in science communication.

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Cloud Solutions Specialist for the Chesapeake Collaborative Computer Center

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Cloud Solutions Specialist for the Chesapeake Collaborative Computing Center (CCCC).  The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program staff at its Annapolis office. 

This position is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to contribute to a variety of highly visible projects while learning about the latest technologies and best practices. The successful candidate needs to a motivated self-starter. This role will interface directly with multiple cross-functional teams across the organization to help transition applications and services into the cloud.  The successful candidate will be highly creative and innovative and will work directly with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Data Center Manger and key information technology staff. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.  The funding for this position is from a federal grant.  Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu prior to 24 March 2014. 

The position will remain opened until filled.  The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check.  UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.


Web Designer

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Web Designer. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program staff at its Annapolis office. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as the primary method of informing citizens and stakeholders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts. A vast array of audience groups rely on key web-based communications as the method for staying abreast of key issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director of Web Development and with key information technology staff that are engaged with multiple partners in developing the best websites and web applications. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:

Responsible for design and implementation of design, using the languages, tools and software including, but not limited to CSS, Responsive Web Design, Photoshop, HTML5, PHP and Javascript.
Creates designs and implements designs within content management solutions used by the Chesapeake Bay Program websites and web based applications including ExpressionEngine, Drupal and Wordpress.
Lead the development of User Interface (UI) design for websites, web applications and mobile products.
Lead the design of the look and feel for Chesapeake Bay Program partnership's websites and web based applications through the creation of original graphics, copy, formatting, design concepts, etc.
Analyzes and refines website and web application design and UX requirements.
Assist in the development websites and mobile applications optimized for mobile devices using responsive web design.
Translate often complex business requirements into design mockups (including sketches and paper prototypes) that follow both brand and style guidelines of the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Candidates should have a Bachelor's or advanced degree with at least three years of professional experience, or equivalent commensurate experience in information technologies with an emphasis on web development. Background in web development, user experience and excellent communication skills are required.

The successful candidate will be eligible for University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience. The funding for this position is from a federal grant. Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, online portfolio and contact information for 3 references prior to 14 March 2014 to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu.

Search will remain opened until filled. The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check. UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.




Web Developer

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Web Developer. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program staff at its Annapolis office. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as the primary method of informing citizens and stakeholders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts. A vast array of audience groups rely on key web-based communications as the method for staying abreast of key issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director of Web Development and with key information technology staff that are engaged with multiple partners in developing the best websites and web applications. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:

Responsible for programming, including websites and web based applications using the languages, tools and software including, but not limited to HTML, ExpressionEngine, PhP, ColdFusion, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Javascript, JQuery and SQL.
Design, create, populate, and maintain backend databases to support Chesapeake Bay Program web and mobile applications based on MySQL and SQLServer.
Lead the implementation of content management systems (ExpressionEngine, Drupal and Wordpress) for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership websites.
Assist in implementing design for Chesapeake Bay Program partnership's websites through the creation of original graphics, copy, formatting, design concepts, etc.
Research new standards, approaches and methodologies for the dynamic delivery of environmental information to target audiences.
Manage, track and resolve support requests.
Maintain content management software on web servers.
Assist in maintaining version controlled code and in the deployment process and mobile applications optimized for devices using responsive web design.
Candidates should have a Bachelor's or advanced degree with at least three years of professional experience, or equivalent commensurate experience in information technologies with an emphasis on web development. Background in web design, user experience and excellent communication skills are required.

The successful candidate will be eligible University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience. The funding for this position is from a federal grant. Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, online portfolio and contact information for 3 references prior to 14 March 2014 to Guy Stephens at gstephens@umces.edu.

Search will remain opened until filled. The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check. UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.




Estuarine and Watershed Response Data Analyst

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES) invites applications for an estuarine and watershed response data analyst.  The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office staff in Annapolis, Maryland.  The goal of the position is to provide analysis and interpretation support for the diagnosis of the natural and anthropogenic-based reasons behind the observed current status and long-term trends in tidal Chesapeake Bay and surrounding six-state watershed water quality and biological resource conditions.  Focus will be placed on continued adaptation of the networks to ensure generation of the data and information being sought by local, state, regional, and federal managers to adapt restoration strategies to observed tidal and watershed health responses to management actions. An additional priority is to integrate citizen science data collection programs and efforts into the current monitoring network, where appropriate.

The position will be responsible for conducting data analyses assessing the effectiveness of management actions based on long-term observed responses within the Chesapeake Bay and watershed.  The position requires providing leadership by working with data analysis and interpretation teams drawn from the larger regional scientific and management communities. These teams will be charged with the responsibility of synthesizing data, analyzing results, and developing effective communication products focused on resolving the scientific and technical aspects of a select set of issues relevant to Chesapeake Bay and watershed management communities on an annual basis.

Candidates should have a PhD or MS with significant professional experience in environmental science or related field.  The successful candidate must possess demonstrated experience and knowledge with water quality and biological resource data in the following areas: manipulate large data sets; analyze, interpret, display, and QA/QC water quality data; apply appropriate statistical and/or empirical modeling methods; and develop and modify computer code particularly R and SAS.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to generate effective synthesis products for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.  The abilities to multitask and to work independently are crucial to the success of this position.

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu.  Review of applications will begin on 24 February 2014 UMCES is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.




MADE CLEAR Project Manager

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Project Manager (PM) for the Maryland-Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) program (www.madeclear.org).  MADE CLEAR is a NSF Climate Change Educational Partnership between the University System of Maryland, University of Delaware and the state departments of education in Maryland and Delaware to embed climate change into formal and informal education. The PM works with the lead institutions to implement a five-year plan to address climate change education regionally, providing intellectual leadership, coordination, fiscal and administrative management, and partnership development. Ability to work as a team leader and active team member in academic or agency situations is critical. The position will be located in Annapolis, MD.

Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:

•     Lead and coordinate the implementation of the MADE CLEAR Strategic Plan to including the development of milestones and work plans and management of project budget;

•     Plan, manage, and facilitate meetings with workgroups, Executive Council, and Advisory Committee;

•     Secure, coordinate, and submit project reports to the funding agency (National Science Foundation);

•     Develop outreach materials for print, web, and presentations;

•     Coordinate activities of workgroups from numerous institutions and agencies spanning both MD and DE;

•     Provide access to project activities and materials for projects embedded evaluation team; and

•     Represent MADE CLEAR through presentations and participation at local, regional, and national meetings. 

Candidates should have a college or advanced degree with at least five years of professional experience in project management, specifically related to climate change and/or science education. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.  

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.  The funding for this position is from grants.  Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references prior to 3 February 2014 to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu

Search will remain opened until filled. UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.  




Science Communication Intern

The Integration and Application Network (IAN; ian.umces.edu) seeks a science communication intern to join a dynamic group of Science Integrators and Science Communicators at IAN and EcoCheck (www.eco-check.org) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (www.umces.edu) and assist in the creation of effective science communication products. This position will support IANs goal of not just studying but solving environmental problems through data synthesis and science communication. Previous interns have gone on to graduate schools like Yale, Oxford University (U.K.), and American University, and to other careers including at the National Aquarium, University of Maryland, planning offices, etc.

Expected qualifications and skills:

This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in science and communication. Sound editing skills and a background in biology or environmental science are required. Interns will be expected to work with a variety of software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and GIS applications – training will be provided, but familiarity with these products is preferable.

Responsibilities and duties:

The science communication intern will have multiple duties depending on their qualifications and interests. Tasks may include:

Included in internship:

The successful candidate will receive a competitive stipend. Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in the burgeoning field of science communication, including desktop publishing, spatial analysis, environmental assessment, and effective communication. The team provides a dynamic, fun, and exciting atmosphere, as well as a chance to work on some of the most pressing local, national, and global environmental problems.

Location:

The successful student will work primarily at the Integration and Application Network on the Horn Point Laboratory campus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Cambridge, Maryland.

Deadlines:

Internship dates are flexible and we will be accepting applications throughout the Summer/Fall of 2013. Candidates of interest will be notified within two weeks of application submission.

Send applications to Ken Barton at kbarton@umces.edu. Applications should include the following items: