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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.
 
Federal Register Notice: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Open Meeting Print E-mail
Wednesday July 25, 2012

Federal Register Notice: 

"National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee 

 

(NCADAC); Open Meeting"

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Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: 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. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment

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 Designated Federal Officials (DFO) office by Friday, August 10, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Friday, August 10, 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 Friday, August 10, 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 
http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html 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 OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

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: July 18, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-18034 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]

 
Employment Opportunity - Student Intern Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to fill a student intern position supporting the Adaptation Science Workgroup and the Annual Report to Congress, Our Changing Planet

Student Intern

This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about ongoing Federal climate change activities, specifically those related to climate change adaptation. Additionally, the student assistant will gain knowledge in federal policies, interagency cooperation, and Congressional reporting mechanisms.

In this role, the incumbent will utilize their experience in the intersection of climate change science and adaptation to (1) support the coordination of interagency planning efforts for the Adaptation Science function by assisting the Inform Decisions Lead with the Adaptation Science Workgroup and related activities; and (2) provide logistical and organizational support for the development of USGCRP’s Annual Report to Congress, Our Changing Planet for Fiscal Year 2014 (OCP FY14).

Apply here. Applications due by Friday, August 10, 2012
 
Employment Opportunity - Software Engineer Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to fill a full-time software engineer position supporting the Global Change Information System (GCIS) in Washington, D.C.

The USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) is coordinating the development of a new data system to integrate information about global change from across the program. The Global Change Information System (GCIS) will harmonize the organization and representation of that information from across the program and integrate existing information from the agency data centers. Early phases of the GCIS development will focus on representing the provenance of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and its technical input, but will also look into existing agency data centers for sources of information to integrate into the system.

This person will be responsible for ensuring the system is compliant with standards and user friendly while utilizing best practices. The Software Engineer must be a self-starter and be comfortable managing their own time while working on concurrent projects. The successful applicant should be 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. Reports to the USGCRP Deputy Director.

Apply here. Applications due by Monday June 18, 2012.
 
Federal Register Notice: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting Print E-mail

Monday June 4, 2012

Federal Register Notice: "National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting" pdf | html

Time and Date: The meeting will be held June 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held in Conference Room A of the American Geophysical Union Building (AGU), 2000 Florida Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on June 14 at 5:00–5:15 p.m. and a 30-minute period on June 15 at 12:00–12:30 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). 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 five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012 to schedule their/presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO’s Office by June 7, 2012 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after June 7, 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 sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301–563–6162, Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by June 7, 2012.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Dated: May 25, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012–13328 Filed 5–31–12; 8:45 am]

 
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