SWAT-Related Job Announcements

Biological Information Specialist - Posted March 2023

A permanent ‘Biological Information Specialist’ position (announcement # ARS-S23Y-11900842-EYM) is available in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Grassland, Soil & Water Research Laboratory, Temple, TX. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the development or application of enhanced natural resource simulation tools; development of enhanced simulation methods, interfaces, databases, or web-based systems; development, testing, and validation of novel model components or GIS data; and  production of novel methods, machine learning, or original computer code for simulating complex systems. The applicants must be a US Citizen or US National. The applicant should have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines, or courses equivalent to a major, plus appropriate experience or additional education appropriate to the position. In addition, applicant should also fulfill the minimum qualification requirements of either specialized experience directly related to the position and/or 2 or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or Ph.D degree (or equivalent degree). The candidate should submit a resume that includes 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education along with a copy of your college transcripts; 3) detailed work experience related to this position 4) other qualifications. The pay scale and pay range for this position is GS 9 – 11 and $57,118 - $89,835, respectively.  Applicant must submit all required documents online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) between 04/03/2023 to 04/14/2023.

Policy Analyst, Environmental (Remote) - Posted March 2023

An Environmental Policy Analyst position is available at ICF. The candidate will be expected to work within an interdisciplinary team conducting applied research and providing consulting services in support of national-level programs focused primarily on addressing a range of environmental, public safety, and natural resources management issues. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s and 2 + years of experience OR a Master’s degree in physical or environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related discipline with very strong quantitative skills. The successful candidate should have academic training that includes coursework in water resources, systems modeling, geographical information systems and/or remote sensing, and programming/scripting. The candidate will be expected to have 6+ months of experience with watershed or environmental systems modeling, environmental risk assessment, optimization modeling, and prior research experience on applying watershed or water quality models, including the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), and scripting language (e.g., R, Python) to analyze environmental data. Candidates with prior consulting experience and knowledge of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy issues are highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to characterize the ecological and human health effects of pollutants and environmental stressors, compile/ analyze industrial releases and environmental data, research industry responses to changing regulatory requirements, developing and applying hydrological and fate, transport models, work on domestic regulatory issues related to environmental quality, risk management, and human, ecosystem health, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of economists, scientists, and engineers. The pay range for this position is $56,467.00 - $95,993.00.

Please submit your application at https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/policy-analyst-environmental-remote-R2301141

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities with Texas A&M AgriLife Research - Posted July 2021

Texas A&M AgriLife Research has a cluster of postdoctoral researcher positions available for a 1-3 year contract. Looking for candidates with experience in SWAT or other similar models and a background in agriculture, civil, environmental, and/or natural resources. Candidates that are highly motivated with leadership, teamwork, and solid interpersonal skills and a strong desire to write competitive proposals are encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of the job and for timely hire, candidates who are already in the United States and are to start work within a short time from date of hire are strongly preferred.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to swatmodeljobs@gmail.com.

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