The National Climate Adaptation Science Center is hiring!

Check out this exciting student job opportunity in Project Tracking, Systems Management, and User Experience!  If you are detail-oriented, have strong organizational skills, and are comfortable learning new technologies and tools, this position is right for you! The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) is seeking a part-time student to support project tracking, systems management, and […]

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June 21, 2021

Check out this exciting student job opportunity in Project Tracking, Systems Management, and User Experience

If you are detail-oriented, have strong organizational skills, and are comfortable learning new technologies and tools, this position is right for you! The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) is seeking a part-time student to support project tracking, systems management, and user experience / usability improvements to tools and workflows used to manage funded science. In this position, you will be part of a team actively working to ensure that important scientific products, data, information, and tools are available to our target audiences. Through this work, we aim to provide on-the-ground natural resource managers and other stakeholders with science to help them respond and adapt to climate change.  

Eligibility & Availability: This position is open to current part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates (must have graduated within the last 12 months). If an undergraduate, the student must be within two years of receiving their degree. The applicant should be available 20 hours per week, for at least one full year. Hours and schedules are flexible, within reason, to accommodate educational commitments. The anticipated start date is September 7, 2021, but will depend on the speed of the hiring and onboarding process. 

Compensation: The successful applicant will be paid $16-40 per hour, depending on level of education and geographic location.

Activities: While in this position, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to interact with USGS staff within NCASC and across the Regional CASCs; learn the ins and outs of managing and operating project tracking workflows and tools across a national-scale science program; and help improve the user experience of these processes. Specific tasks may include: 

  • Using human centered design and usability techniques to help design, develop, and manage a new project tracking tool and workflow for the network; 
  • Supporting project management processes and tools, including helping to manage a national project tracking and data repository system and a funding solicitation / proposal management system;  
  • Tracking publications and products from CASC-funded research, entering new projects into our project tracking system, and updating project information; 
  • Ensuring the results from scientific projects are publicly accessible;  
  • Developing how-to resources (instructional documents, videos, etc.) to increase the use of network web tools;  
  • Revising descriptive project information to make it more understandable to public audiences;  
  • Other activities as needed. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to casc@usgs.gov. Don’t wait- Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 25, 2021!

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