Job Announcement Number: ARS-X14E-0046
Interdisciplinary: Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist/Physical Scientist
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
SALARY RANGE: $69,497.00 to $107,434.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to Tuesday, May 06, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0408/0470/1301-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
DUTY LOCATION: Tifton, GA
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Status Candidates and those eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory (SEWRL) in Tifton, GA is looking for a unique scientist to conduct independent and team research to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to elucidate relationships between landscape components, agricultural production practices and the delivery of ecosystem services. The mission of the SEWRL is to develop scientific understanding and associated technologies of watershed systems essential to protect and enhance the environmental and natural resource base upon which a viable, sustainable, and productive agricultural economy depends. The incumbent will conduct independent and team research to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to elucidate relationships between landscape components, agricultural production practices, and the delivery of ecosystem services. Research will focus on interpretation of spatial and temporal linkages between changes in agricultural management and the delivery and value of ecosystem services in the coastal plain and will be designed to solve problems associated with soil and water quality and to develop conservation practices at multiple scales using diverse approaches. The incumbent’s research requires the identification of appropriate scale(s) at which specific signals are most effectively separated from noise. For certain parameters, this may be an area of thousands of square kilometers; a watershed of a given size; or a small plot.
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