Pacific Northwest Research Station

USDA Forest Service

OUTREACH NOTICE

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA)

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Statistician

GS-1530, Grade 7/9

The Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA) of the Pacific Northwest Research Station is planning to advertise a statistician position, GS-1531, grade 7 or 9.

This full-time position is not to exceed 4 years, and is located in the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Seattle, Washington. It is a statistician position with the Fire and Environmental Resource Applications Team (FERA) of the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Managing Disturbance Regimes Research, Development, and Applications Program (MDR). The incumbent reports to the statistical analyst. The incumbent serves as a member of the Synthesis and Integration team responsible statistical analysis, GIS and remote sensing, and software development. The Synthesis and Integration team supports the Science and Development teams, consisting of atmospheric scientists, forests, ecologists, and engineers.

Major Duties

Assists with statistical review and analysis of data supporting the qualitative and quantitative estimation of wild and prescribed fire effects to be integrated in an information system and in models of fire effects and air quality. Analyzes data using statistical methods and principles for publishable documents such as research reports, peer-reviewed scientific reports, and refereed articles, which reflect current scientific principles and methodologies. Provides technical support on the design, development, and adaptation of statistical and mathematical methods and techniques of research conducted by FERA scientists.

Performs parametric, non-parametric, spatial, and time series analysis of research data using S-plus, SAS, and other statistical software. Assist in the development of approaches for sensitivity testing of current and future statistical and mathematical models developed and used by FERA using field data and computer simulations.

POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FROM ALL SOURCES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESPOND TO THIS OUTREACH. FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION PLACEMENT SYSTEM LIST WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND CTAP/ICTAP CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERATION.

All interested applicants, or those desiring further information, please contact Ellen Eberhardt, Technical Information Specialist, (541/750-7481, eeberhardt@fs.fed.us) or complete the attached form and return by August 31, 2001.

AREA INFORMATION

ABOUT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESEARCH STATION, SEATTLE FORESTRY SCIENCES LABORATORY:

The PNW Research Station is one of seven research units in the USDA Forest Service. The USDA Forest Service conducts the most extensive and productive program of integrated forestry research in the world. The scientific information produced by the station has application on public, private, and tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Oregon and Washington) and elsewhere in the United States and other parts of the world. Scientists in the Seattle Lab represent programs that include Aquatic and Land Interactions, Resource Management and Productivity, Social and Economic Values, People and Natural Resources, and Managing Natural Disturbance. The Stationís programs reflect the changing character of the questions that science is being asked to help answer. Rather than relatively isolated in a disciplinary and geographic sense, issues and questions are geographically broad and multifunctional.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT IN SEATTLE:

The Seattle Lab is located near the University of Washington. The University District is centrally located in Seattle, just 15 minutes from downtown. All amenities are close by, such as medical facilities, banks and shopping. Public transportation is readily available. Rental housing ranges from $600/mo for a studio apartment to $1500/mo for a house. For-sale properties are limited in the immediate area. Housing costs run approximately $200,000 and up in the Seattle vicinity. There is no government housing available.

 

 

OUTREACH NOTICE FORM

Statistician

PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESEARCH STATION

 

If you are interested in this position and want to receive a copy of the Vacancy Announcement, please complete this form and send via e-mail to eeberhardt@fs.fed.us. If you are not a current Forest Service employee or do not have access to e-mail please complete the form and mail to: Ellen Eberhardt, Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. You may also FAX the form to FAX # 541-758-7760 attention Ellen Eberhardt. Please respond no later than August 31, 2001. The position will be advertised on the OPM USAJobs website www.usajobs.opm.gov after the outreach is completed.

 

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