[ESIP-all] USA-NPN Executive Director Job Announcement

Wilson, Bruce E. wilsonbe at ornl.gov
Thu Dec 28 09:49:32 EST 2006

Executive Director, National Phenology Network: The U.S. Geological
Survey invites applications for an Ecologist to serve as Executive
Director for the USA-National Phenology Network (NPN).  The NPN is an
emerging and exciting partnership between academic communities, federal
agencies, and the general public to monitor and understand the influence
of seasonal cycles on the Nation's resources. The NPN will provide
phenological information at local to continental scales that can be used
to (1) understand the role of the timing of life cycle events in the
biosphere and (2) guide a wide range of practical decisions made
routinely by individual citizens, industry, government, and the Nation
as a whole.  USGS and the University of Arizona have agreed to provide
base stable support for the NPN in the form of a National Coordinating
Office based at the University of Arizona. The Executive Director will
be located in Tucson with an opportunity for adjunct faculty status at
the University of Arizona to facilitate access to academic and technical
capabilities required for the position. The Executive Director will also
interact closely with the NPN Board of Directors, which includes
scientists from different agencies and universities representing related
disciplines and participating networks. Through the leadership of the
Executive Director, the USA-NPN will respond to the needs of the USGS
and other agencies within the Department of the Interior and the US
Government, while serving as a nucleus for research and applications in
the broader scientific and user communities. Critical duties include
securing funding for network implementation, extending phenological
observations across existing environmental networks through negotiation
and interagency agreements, directing data management, and coordinating
integration of spatial, analytical and climate data to achieve the
wall-to-wall objectives of this continental network.   

Requirements include U.S. citizenship, a PhD. in the Natural or Earth
Sciences or equivalent experience; professional experience in management
and/or scientific leadership of regional to national monitoring and
research projects; demonstrable experience in multi-agency coordination
and public outreach; proven record of grantsmanship and peer-reviewed
publications; desired technical knowledge and experience in spatial
analysis, including remote sensing, data management and network
development, and forecasting models based on ecological/environmental
observations; and experience in managing research personnel. 

 The position will be a GS-14 or 15 (salary range $87,533 - $133,850)
depending on qualifications. USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To
apply, please visit www.usajobs.opm.gov (Announcement Number:
WR-2007-0160). Applications will be accepted through February 9. For
information about the application process, please contact Cathy Shahan
650 329 4109, cshahan at usgs.gov. For information about the job, please
contact Robert Szaro, Chief Scientist for Biology, USGS, at 703 648 4060
or rszaro at usgs.gov. For specific questions about the NPN and the
National Coordinating Office, please contact Julio Betancourt, Senior
Scientist, USGS at 520 670 6821 ext. 107, jlbetanc at usgs.gov. 


Bruce E. Wilson (wilsonbe at ornl.gov) 
Environmental Sciences Division 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

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