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Employment Opportunity - Systems Engineer Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to fill a Global Change Information System (GCIS) Systems Engineer (Software Engineer/Programmer III) position

Basic Job Function:

Works in close coordination with the Global Change Information System (GCIS) Technical Lead, and directly contributes to development efforts for the GCIS. This position will be responsible for ensuring the system is compliant with standards, while also remaining user friendly and utilizing best practices.

The candidate must be a self-starter and be comfortable managing their own time while working on concurrent projects. The candidate should be experienced and 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.

Required Education and Experience:

BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or scientific/technical related discipline AND a minimum of 8 - 10 years of system development experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • All Applications MUST be submitted via the UCAR career portal in order to be eligible for consideration.
  • Applications received prior to 5:00pm MDT on Friday, November 2, 2012 will have priority consideration.
Apply here. Applications due by Friday, November 2, 2012
Federal Register Notice: "National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Open Meeting Print E-mail
Friday September 12, 2012

Federal Register Notice: 

"National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee 

(NCADAC); Open Meeting

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This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. Eastern time.

Location: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:45—4:55 p.m. 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Monday, September 24, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, September 24, 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 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email:

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: September 6, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-22376 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]

Expert Reviewer Pre-Registration opens for the Working Group I second order draft contribution to IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Print E-mail
Friday September 14, 2012

Pre-Registration for the Expert and Government Review of the Second Order Draft is available here.

Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is pleased to announce that the Second Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, will be available for Expert and Government Review from 5 October - 30 November 2012. In order to review the Second Order Draft, you are invited to pre-register via the link provided below. For additional information, please see the Introduction to the Expert Review of IPCC Working Group I AR5 Draft Reports.

Read more about the purpose and process of the expert reviewer registration here.

Employment Opportunity - Implementation Coordinator Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to fill an Implementation Coordinator & SGCR Executive Secretary Position

Implementation Coordinator & SGCR Executive Secretary (Prog Specialist II)

The position provides an excellent opportunity for exposure to the organizational structure within the Federal government that supports global change research and application, as well as climate change experts across the Federal government. 

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, and in close coordination with the Executive Director and the Program Planning & Implementation Lead, the incumbent will serve as the USGCRP Implementation & Management Coordinator, as well as the Executive Secretary for the SGCR. In this role, the incumbent will:

  1. Provide administrative, project management, and program coordination support to ongoing implementation planning efforts.
  2. Provide executive secretariat support for the SGCR.
  3. Provide staff support to the Director and Deputy Director on special projects as needed.

Duties Include:

  • Implementation Planning Coordination: Meeting coordination and retreat support, records management, project management support, and liaison functions.
  • SGCR Executive Secretary: Meeting coordination, records and knowledge management, liaison functions, communications, event planning, and management briefings.  
Apply here. Applications due by Friday, August 31, 2012
Employment Opportunity - Student Intern Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to fill a student intern position supporting the Global Change Information System (GCIS)

Student Intern

This position facilitates and carries out content and data organization tasks for the GCIS program within the USGCRP NCO. The position provides an excellent opportunity for exposure to the organizational structure within the Federal government that supports global change research and application, as well as climate change experts across the Federal government. 

In this role, under NCO staff guidance, the incumbent will: 

  • Examine various components of the global change program, performing background research to identify existing and emerging datasets, papers, projects, people, etc., and assist in planning for the integration of said components into the GCIS from a content organizational perspective.
  • Discover and transform available metadata and augment with additional metadata as needed for adequate integration into the GCIS. This may involve automated work applying or augmenting tools and also manual text editing to match the existing format of that information to the necessary format.
  • Identifies key concepts and topics of the relevant components and tags appropriate concepts and relationships between entities and integrate those components into the GCIS.  This may involve web-based research, browsing research papers, and/or communicating directly on behalf of the GCIS project with authors, program managers, and agency data center personnel.
  • Assists with additional duties as needed.
Apply here. Applications due by Friday, August 24, 2012.
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