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[Met-jobs] Climate Integration and Outreach Associate at the Southeast Regional Climate Center (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:15:45 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) is seeking applicants to
fill the position of Climate Integration and Outreach Associate. SERCC
works with partners across the region, including the Carolinas
Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) program based at the University
of South Carolina. The creation of this position provides an opportunity
to present tailored and relevant climate data and information for policy
decision-making by combining the resources of SERCC and CISA. This
position, in collaboration with the SERCC-CISA program team, will
develop projects with the purpose of advancing scientific understanding
of climate processes in the Carolinas, improving the assessment of
climate-related vulnerabilities and impacts, and developing and
communicating information that is timely and relevant for use by
decision makers.

The SERCC is one of six regional climate centers in the U.S. and serves
as the hub for climate services in the Southeast region.The SERCC
mission is to provide timely, high quality, and pertinent climate data
and information to public and private users in the region. CISA is one
of ten Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs
supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
to integrate climate science into decision-making processes and improve
society’s ability to respond to climatic events and stresses. CISA’s
core activities center on the intersections of climate with water,
coasts, and health.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

·Work directly with decision makers in North Carolina to identify needs
for climate information and to assess the most appropriate approaches
for the incorporation of climate information into decision-making processes
·Conductand facilitate applied climate research in support of
stakeholder-driven and decision-oriented projects
·Contribute to CISA communications and outreach activities, for example
through organizing workshops and meetings, giving oral presentations and
webinars, and developing written materials such as project information
sheets and reports
·Develop organizational relationships with federal, state, and local
government agencies, communities, professional associations, non-profit
organizations, and other stakeholders in the Carolinas, serving as a
liaison between decision makers, project partners, and the SERCC-CISA
team to ensure that decision-making needs are integrated throughout the
CISA program
·Collaborate with the SERCC-CISA team to evaluate and implement
improvements as appropriate, in climate integration and outreach
capacity and approaches

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, however
preference will be given toapplicants holdinga Master’s degree or PhD
in atmospheric science, climatology, geography, geoscience,
environmental science, or related discipline. Candidates must
demonstrate knowledge of climate processes, experience working with
different types and sources of climate data, and the ability to
communicate effectively with diverse audiences about complex scientific
concepts. Candidates with expertise or experience in fields related to
water resources, health, or coastal climate are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate: strong interpersonal and
written communication skills; strong analytical, organizational, and
planning skills; ability to work independently and comfortable working
in a complex, interdisciplinary environment; ability to travel
frequently, throughout the Carolinas and to regional and national
meetings; and proficiency with computer applications, including
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Desired qualifications include: familiarity with the Carolinas and
regional environmental and climate-related issues; familiarity or
experience with the NOAA RISA program or other climate service agencies
and organizations; experience working with communities and/or decision
makers in an outreach capacity; experience in writing project proposals
and securing grants; and proficiency in data processing and analysis,
computer software packages, and programming (e.g., using ArcGIS, R,

Location and duration:  The position will be based at the SERCC office
located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is funded
by the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments program. The position
is funded through August 2017 with the possibility of extension beyond
that date, pending performance and availability of funds. Please apply
by going to this link: <>

Compensation: Compensation includes salary in the range of $49,000 to
$52,750 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Instructions: Applicants must submit a letter of application,
statements of research and outreach interests, vita, and contact
information (names, addresses, email, and phone numbers) of four
references on-line at
Review of applications will begin on January 29th 2016. For more
information, please visit the SERCC website at <
<>> and the CISA web site at <
<>> . If you have questions about the position,
please contact Dr. Chip Konrad, <>
(Tel: 919-962-3873) at SERCC or Dr. Kirstin Dow,
<> (Tel: 803-777-2482) at CISA.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity
and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability,
gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a
protected veteran.

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