[PCA] JOB: RMRS Science Applications and Integration Specialist (Ft. Collins, CO) (fwd)

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Thu Apr 14 07:29:07 CDT 2011

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The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) is conducting outreach to
generate interest in a permanent full-time GS-12/13 Science Application 
and Delivery Specialist (Biological Science Series)

RMRS is one of five research stations, in addition to the Forest
Products Laboratory and the International Institute for Tropical
Forestry, that form the Research and Development Branch of the USDA
Forest Service.

The incumbent will join the Station's talented Science Application and
Integration Staff as a key specialist for assuring RMRS science
findings, products and tools are available and accessible to the
broader natural resource management community, and relevant to
pressing conservation issues in the Interior West.  The Specialist
will work with Science programs to translate research products into
application, develop science-manager collaborations to address
cross-disciplinary issues in landscape restoration, and develop
communities of practice to advance the theory and practice of science
application and delivery.

The position will report to the Assistant Director for Science
Application and Integration and be a top member of the staff.  The
RMRS Science Application and Integration Program is a knowledge
transfer unit that provides leadership in the application, integration
and use of research and scientific information in natural resource
management and decision making in the Interior West.

The preferred location is RMRS Headquarters in Fort Collins, Co.
Other RMRS Laboratory locations or Forest Service Field Unit locations
may be considered.  A final determination of location will be made
based on the outreach response.  Specific duties of the position
include the following:

Science Delivery and Dissemination of Information:
* Develop and analyze proposals for new and innovative knowledge
exchange, communication, and outreach activities.
* Produce integrative products and interactive technologies for a
variety of scientific and practitioner audiences.
* Develop strategies, determines approaches, and identify effective
venues for seminars, workshops, scientific meetings and training.

Natural Resource Program Coordination and Liaison Functions:
* Provide leadership in the development and management of partnerships
with a wide range of natural resource interest groups, constituencies
and partners.
* Cooperate with research personnel, stay advised of research
programs, suggest research projects, evaluate finding and
disseminate/transfer application information for implementation
* Work closely with other federal, state, local agencies and universities.

Forest Ecosystem Studies and Investigations:
* Analyze complex, controversial issues that result in the application
of new science and technological advances.
* Apply the latest development in forestry and natural resources to
solve novel or controversial natural resource management problems.
* Present technical information and complex issues in a coherent and
concise manner, understandable to a variety of audiences.

The purpose of this outreach is to network this employment opportunity
widely to ensure a broad range of highly qualified candidates.  It is
open to all US citizens.  If interested in applying, please complete
the Outreach Reply Form (see attached document) and return it to Jan
Engert (jengert at fs.fed.us) before May 6, 2011.  For additional
information about the position you can reach Jan at 970-498-1377.
Those that express interest in the outreach will be sent an e-mail
once the vacancy is open.  Interested applicants should also monitor
the USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.opm.gov ).

The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.  For
additional information about the Rocky Mountain Research Station,
visit our website:  http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs

Fort Collins is a full service community, located approximately one
hour north of Denver and less than an hour's drive east of Rocky
Mountain National Park.  For additional information about the
community of Fort Collins and the surrounding area, visit one of these
http://ftcollins.com   http://www.fcgov.com/visitor  http://www.colostate.edu

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of
race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable,
sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal,
or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any
public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for
communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape,
etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and
TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable
accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please contact the point of contact listed on the vacancy
announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will
be made on a case-by-case basis.
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