|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|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, Python, MATLAB, FORTRAN). 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: <https://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/89247> 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 https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/search. Review of applications will begin on January 29th 2016. For more information, please visit the SERCC website at <www.sercc.com <http://www.sercc.com>> and the CISA web site at <www.cisa.sc.edu <http://www.cisa.sc.edu>> . If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Chip Konrad, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> (Tel: 919-962-3873) at SERCC or Dr. Kirstin Dow, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> (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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