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FEMC Database and Web Developer

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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title FEMC Database and Web Developer
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the northeast.

The FEMC Database and Web Developer provides primary development and oversight of the FEMC data archive, website and associated cyberinfrastructure. Responsibilities include creation and management of complex databases to archive and serve data from forest health and other environmental monitoring/research projects; administration of the FEMC website, including maintenance, development of new features, and troubleshooting; assisting the Director and cooperators with data analysis; and support in the development of new data access and visualization tools. In addition, the Database and Web Developer will be asked to assist in creating and maintaining automated data collection protocols, data quality control, preparation of administrative reports, presentations at program and public meetings, as well as related technical, administrative, and outreach duties. Duties may also include collecting samples and data in the field, helping to install, repair and maintain monitoring equipment and field station sites, as well as performing other assigned field and office duties.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor’s degree in a field of environmental science, information technology or related field, with coursework in both environmental science and information technology and three years of experience to include creation and maintenance of complex databases and advanced website development and management required.

Proficiency in HTML5, CSS 3, PHP, SQL and Javascript (including JQuery) required. Proficiency in software development and system operations required.

Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of basic research principles and methods, general applied statistics, data acquisition and sampling methods desired.
Experience installing and maintaining environmental sensors desired.
Proficiency with Perl, Python, R, and/or ArcGIS software suite desired.

Other Information
Special Conditions
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 38500.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 73150.00
Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band
Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist
Posting Number S1299PO
Department Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res/57000
Position Number 00024595
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term 12

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents