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:
Provide administrative, project management, and program coordination support to ongoing implementation planning efforts.
Provide executive secretariat support for the SGCR.
Provide staff support to the Director and Deputy Director on special projects as needed.
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
The USGCRP is looking to fill a student intern position supporting the Global Change Information System (GCIS)
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.
Time and Date:Â The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Place:Â 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 atÂ http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment
Status:Â 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:Â 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.
For Further Information Contact:Â 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: 301â€“734â€“1156, Fax: 301â€“713â€“1459, Email:Â 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.
The USGCRP is looking to fill a student intern position supporting the Adaptation Science Workgroup and the Annual Report to Congress, Our Changing Planet
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 USGCRPâ€™s Annual Report to Congress, Our Changing Planet for Fiscal Year 2014 (OCP FY14).
Apply here. Applications due by Friday, August 10, 2012
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.