Rural and Urban FIA Analyst – Fort Collins, CO
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is seeking applications for a rural and urban FIA analyst research associate.
This position will provide collaborative analytical and research support on forest and urban forest trends and conditions across the United States and territories. The incumbent will interface with the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the local, regional, and national levels regarding defining, collecting, processing, maintaining, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting on the status of forest and urban forest conditions. The research activities may include any and all of the following: literature reviews, data analysis, data reporting, protocol validation, methodology streamlining, data certification, manuscript writing, and public presentations to diverse stakeholders, analysts, collaborators, and partners.
Required Job Qualifications:
- BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (forestry, urban forestry, silviculture, natural resource management, natural resource biometry, etc.)
- At least three (3) years of work experience in relevant field is required
- Experience with accessing, summarizing, and interpreting large datasets
- Experience in data management, data confidentiality, and data security protocols
- Experience working independently and with diverse teams to complete time-sensitive and data-sensitive work
- Experience with statistical and geospatial analytical skills
- Working knowledge of US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program
- The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US by proposed start date; CSU will not provide a visa sponsorship for this position
- Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
- MS/MA from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (forestry, urban forestry, silviculture, natural resource management, natural resource biometry, etc.)
- Familiarity or experience with PL/SQL; ArcMap or other geospatial visualization software, R statistical software, and Python
- Experience working with accessing remote databases and collaborating with remote/hybrid analysis teams
- Field and/or data analysis experience with US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, USFS FIA DATIM, USFS FIA DataMart, USFS Urban DataMart, USFS FIA EVALIDator
- Experience with USFS FIA Quality Assurance/Quality Controls (QA/QC) for field, manual, and data protocols
- Experience in project management processes and platforms
- Experience in publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts or technical reports
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 3rd, 2023 for full consideration at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/123339. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship is one of five academic departments in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The other departments are Geosciences, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Fish Wildlife & Conservation Biology, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. General information about the Warner College of Natural Resources and departments can be accessed at www.warnercnr.colostate.edu.
Learn more and apply: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/123519