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Motivated to innovate fire ecology & management with remote sensing and fire modeling? The selected applicant will lead monitoring of fuel conditions on Department of the Interior & tribal lands throughout Southwest US. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with an inter-disciplinary and inter-agency team of researchers and fire managers. 

We’re looking for an MS or BS+ with skills in terrestrial and aerial LiDAR, fuel monitoring, and modeling to join our team. The job opens on October 24, 2022. Applicants must apply online via USA JOBS at: by October 28, 2022.

As a Geographer within the Southwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Works independently and leads efforts in consultation with staff scientists, cooperative researchers and technical support personnel to conduct spatial analyses of natural and cultural resources related to vegetation, soil, and topographic changes.
  • Assists principal investigators and directs other staff with the field collection, maintenance, and processing of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS; also known as ground-based LiDAR) and field-based vegetation and topographic monitoring data.
  • Extracts and processes diverse remote sensing data from airborne and satellite sensors at multiple spatiotemporal resolutions.
  • Conducts spatial analyses and modeling that relates climate, weather, topography, geomorphology, vegetation, ecosystem, fuel, ignition patterns, fire management, human impacts, and other data to understand risk to cultural and natural resource values.
  • Helps lead the preparation of scientific publications, reports, and other products by writing. Prepares and delivers oral and poster presentations of scientific findings.
  • Operates a government-owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or competencies:

  • Information management
  • Collect scientific data
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Leadership & supervision
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Written communication
  • Technology application

To preview the announcement questionnaire, go to: