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Student Service Announcement RFQ-OH-14-00008

Good Afternoon,

 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division, is pleased to announce a student opportunity in Cincinnati, OH with the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Immediate Office of the Director in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the EPA.  Please post the attached announcement in an area where students will see it.  You may forward this announcement to individual students or recent graduates.  Applications must be received by 3:00 PM EST Thursday, April 24, 2014.

 

This announcement is also available at:

  1.  www.FedConnect.net –click on Search Public Opportunities
    1. Reference Number RFQ-OH-14-00008
  2. CPOD Contracts website at  http://www.epa.gov/oam/cinn_cmd/

 

All applications must be submitted via FedConnect (www.fedconnect.net).   The process to apply via FedConnect is lengthy; please allow for at least two weeks to complete all registrations. Instructions for registration are included in Attachment 4 of the announcement.

 

 

Renita Tyus

Contracting Officer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division

Email: tyus.renita@epa.gov

Phone No.: 513-487-2094

Fax No.: 513-487-2109


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Postdoctoral Fellow – Atmospheric Scientist, NREL, Golden, CO

Postdoctoral Fellow – Atmospheric Scientist
NREL – Golden, CO

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, CO, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable. Our mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering and transfer knowledge and innovations to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Atmospheric Scientist 

Requisition # 3498BR 

About NREL 

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

Job/Research Summary 

To assist the Solar Resources & Forecasting Group with various research projects involving the measurement, modeling, and analysis of solar radiation resources for renewable energy applications. Solar radiation data of known quality are needed to characterize the weather-driven variability of this energy resource over a wide range of historical time scales (1 s – decadal) and spatial scales (100 m – global). These characterizations are fundamental to the siting, design, economic performance modeling, and acceptance testing of solar energy conversion systems. Solar resource and meteorological data are also needed for modeling building system thermal performance and energy efficiency analyses. These data are also critical for developing solar resource forecasts in support of the increased deployment of photovoltaic and solar thermal conversion systems for central and distributed electricity generation. In addition solar forecasting forms a critical component of future plans to install and operate of high penetrations of clean technologies on the grid. This person should be a self-starter with demonstrated ability to quickly address the various scientific and technical aspects of solar and atmospheric measurements, modeling, data quality assessments involving large data sets (TBytes). This person should be able to work with a broad range of external stakeholders, including scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers, and others engaged in aspects of renewable energy systems integration.

Job Duties 

Conduct scientific research to advance solar radiation resource measurements and modeling capabilities to improve the accuracy of solar forecasting at various times scales. Work with researchers, energy developers and utilities to acquire, manage and analyze existing resource and power production datasets. Investigate the use of satellite- and ground-based observations for estimating solar resources. Work at a high-level with DOE and organizations involved in weather forecasting and numerical weather prediction model development. Develop applications to provide solar resource data for the validation and improvement of atmospheric mesoscale models and provide inputs to real-time power plant forecasting. Develop scientific applications software for the analysis of solar radiation and meteorological parameters in time-series and geospatial domains. Work with the NREL web team to make solar resource and meteorological data publicly available as appropriate. Present research results to key stakeholders and publish scientific findings in technical journals and conference proceedings.

Required Education and Experience 

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes 

Required Knowledge:

Demonstrates broad understanding and wide application of scientific principles, theories, and concepts in atmospheric physics (including radiative transfer) and instrumentation for the measurement of solar radiation and clouds.

Demonstrates capability to develop new scientific ideas and work independently. Demonstrates good technical writing skill as proven by relevant technical publications. Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Required Knowledge and Skills:

Significant knowledge of modeling clouds, aerosols and solar radiation for various applications including numerical weather prediction and retrievals using ground based and satellite datasets. Significant programming experience in C, C++ or Fortran and Matlab/IDL. Knowledge of solar radiometry with the ability to use measurements to develop solution for solar energy applications.

Preferred Qualifications 

Relevant Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or Meteorology or equivalent. Ideal candidate will have modeling experience related to solar radiation and cloud physics for numerical weather prediction and satellite- and ground-based remote sensing.

Relevant science, engineering and R&D experience with peer-reviewed publications. Knowledge of solar resource characteristics, meteorology, atmospheric science, and measurement systems. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

EEO Policy / E-Verify 

NREL’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please click here http://www.nrel.gov/employment/eeo.html .

Pre-employment drug testing required.

Submit Your Resume 

Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/employment and search for Req #3498

Please include a cover letter specific to each position you are applying to indicating how you match the requirements of the posting.


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Field Technician I , II or III- Salt Lake City, UT -Multiple Positions (NEON)

Field Technician I , II or III- Salt Lake City, UT -Multiple Positions
NEON, Inc. – Boulder, CO
Reporting to the Field Operations Manager, The Field Technician(s) will perform a variety of technical and scientific tasks.
Specifically, the Domain Manager is seeking to fill a lead role (see requirements for the Field Technician III).
The second role will focus on instrumentation expertise/knowledge with some experience in biological sampling. The second role may be hired at either the Field Technician I or Field Technician II level, depending on the basic requirements met, as described below.

Field Technician I
The Field Technician I will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The Field Technician I is the biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews. The Field Technician will provide guidance to temporary field crews and perform field and laboratory activities. This position reports to the Field Operations Manager.

The Field Technician I will also assist with routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure as assigned by the Manager Field Operations.

Field Technician II
The Field Technician II will perform a variety of technical and scientific tasks. The Field Technician II is the technical lead performing routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. After initial instrument installation, the Field Technician II will have primary responsibility for instruments and infrastructure at tower/aquatic sites.
The Field Technician II will also assist with seasonal and/or periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews. The Field Technician will provide guidance to temporary field crews and perform field and laboratory activities as assigned by the Manager Field Operations. This position reports to the Manager Field Operations.

Field Technician III
The Field Technician III will perform a variety of technical and scientific tasks. The Field Technician III is the shift lead performing and supervising routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. After initial instrument installation, the Field Technician III will have primary responsibility for instruments and infrastructure at {tower/aquatic} sites.
The Field Technician III will also supervise and assist with seasonal and/or periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews. The Field Technician will provide guidance to temporary field crews and perform field and laboratory activities as assigned by the Field Operations Manager. This position reports to the Manager Field Operations Manager.

Location: 
The Domain 15 Field Technician’s primary work location is near Salt Lake City, UT. This position support sites in the Great Basin Domain and the Moab Site. Great Basin candidate sites are located at Onaqui-Ault Center, Murray Tower and Red Butte Canyon near Salt Lake City, UT. The Great Basin Domain includes parts of California, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Field Technician I
• Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and send samples to external analytical labs.
• Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities:
• Small mammal abundance
• Small mammal-borne disease (i.e. Hantavirus)
• Breeding bird population counts
• Ground beetle abundance and diversity
• Mosquito phenology, diversity, and disease (i.e. West Nile Virus)
• Plant phenology observations
• Soil and water sample collection for microbial diversity and biogeochemical analysis
• Terrestrial and aquatic vegetation diversity and primary productivity measurements
• Aquatic invertebrate and fish diversity and abundance
• Stream morphology mapping
• Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, and muffle furnace.
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.
• Provide technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.
• Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation system, measuring and marking plots, and placing and setting traps.
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with field activity audits.
• Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.
• Assist with routine inspection, calibration, maintenance and repair of atmospheric, micrometeorological, and water quality sensors on towers, soil arrays, streams and groundwater wells.
• Assist with routine maintenance to assure quality of data acquisition and connectivity equipment.
• Assist with inspection and routine maintenance of civil infrastructure, including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks, and instrument huts.
• Assist Manager Field Operations with Domain Support Facility activities (e.g., inventory and supply order management; field equipment maintenance and repair; and upkeep of office and lab areas).
• Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations protocol.
• Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes).
• Carry, move and lift field supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse and uneven terrain).
• Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.
Field Technician II
• Perform routine inspection, calibration, maintenance and repair of atmospheric and aquatic sensors on towers, soil arrays, lakes, streams and groundwater wells.
• Perform basic testing, troubleshooting and operation of instruments and calibration equipment.
• Perform routine maintenance to assure quality of data acquisition and equipment connectivity.
• Perform inspection and routine maintenance of site infrastructure, including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks, and instrument huts.
• Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.
• Follow established, standardized field procedures for periodic collection, handling, processing, verifying accuracy of, and shipping of field samples including dust, soil, and water samples.
• Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, and ultra-low freezer.
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning and ordering
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.
• Provide technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.
• Assist with plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation system, measuring and marking plots, and placing and setting traps.
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with field activity audits.
• Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and send samples to external analytical labs.
• Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities:
• Small mammal abundance
• Small mammal-borne disease (i.e. Hantavirus)
• Breeding bird population counts
• Ground beetle abundance and diversity
• Mosquito phenology, diversity, and disease (i.e. West Nile Virus)
• Plant phenology observations
• Soil and water sample collection for microbial diversity and biogeochemical analysis
• Terrestrial and aquatic vegetation diversity and primary productivity measurements
• Aquatic invertebrate and fish diversity and abundance
• Stream morphology mapping
• Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations protocol.
• Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes).
• Carry, move and lift field supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse and uneven terrain).
• Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.
Field Technician III
• Assist Field Operations Manager in the supervision of personnel and activities coordinated from the field office.
• Act as manager in the absence of the Field Operations Manager.
• Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.
• Lead and perform routine inspection, calibration, maintenance and repair of atmospheric, micrometeorological, and water quality sensors on towers, soil arrays, streams and groundwater wells.
• Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
• Lead and perform routine maintenance to assure quality of data acquisition and connectivity equipment.
• Lead and perform inspection and routine maintenance of civil infrastructure, including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks, and instrument huts.
• Lead and perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.
• Follow established, standardized field procedures for periodic collection, handling, processing, verifying accuracy of, and shipping of field samples including dust, soil, and water samples.
• Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, and ultra-low freezer
• Assist with plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation system, measuring and marking plots, and placing and setting traps.
• Perform field activity audits.
• Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and send samples to external analytical labs.
• Assist the NEON Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months). Intensive hands-on tower, soil and aquatic instrument work.
Education:
• 
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences or related scientific discipline. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
Required Experience, Knowledge, Skill, Other Qualifications: 
Field Technician I
• Experience performing ecology and lab related activities.
• Experience performing scientific data entry and data management.
NEON will be selecting for specific and different experience and areas of expertise in the following:
• Ability and experience trapping and collecting blood samples from small mammals; or
• Ability to identify regionally specific birds (auditory and visual identification); or
• Ability to identify regionally specific plants.
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
• High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.
• Ability to perform in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field equipment and endure different outdoor field conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.
• Depending on assignment, current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor Vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by NEON’s insurance provider.
• Depending on site assignments, ability to travel/ hike/walk on uneven terrain to work site.
• Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.
• Ability to hike off-trail for long distances carrying field equipment, for extended periods of time.
• Ability to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult or hazardous terrain.
• Ability to ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.
• Ability to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet and at altitudes of up to 11,000 feet (depending on assigned Domain).
• Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.
Field Technician II
• Two (2) or more years’ experience maintaining scientific instruments (e.g. aquatic, meteorological or atmospheric sensors).
• Two (2) or more years’ experience performing scientific data entry and data management.
• Ability to perform troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of scientific instrumentation.
• Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.
• Very effective problem solving skills and the ability to act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
• Very effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
• Proven ability to ensure safety and operational standards are met.
• Willingness to adopt new technologies as needed.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel).
• Ability to travel frequently within the local domain.
Field Technician III
• Three (3) or more years’ experience maintaining scientific instruments (e.g. aquatic sensors);
• Three (3) or more years’ experience performing scientific data entry and data management; and
• Two (2) years’ experience leading and performing ecology related laboratory and field activities in multiple ecosystems.
• Ability to perform troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of scientific instrumentation.
• Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.
• Very effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
• Very effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
• Displays good judgment in ensuring safety and operational standards are met.
• Ability and willingness to adopt new technologies as needed.
Preferred Experience:
• 
Previous experience leading and performing ecology related laboratory and field activities.
• Previous experience performing ecology related field activities in multiple ecosystem.
• Familiarity with performing field quality assurance procedures.
• Prior experience leading staff in field conditions.
• CPR/First Aid or Wilderness First Aid certification or training.
• Familiarity with field and laboratory safety guidelines.
• Familiarity with aquatic biological sampling and organisms.
• Experience working in streams or lakes of North America
• Familiarity with performing field quality assurance procedures
• CPR/First Aid or Wilderness First Aid certification, Backcountry hiking and or training
Skills and Abilities:
• 
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs;
• Kneeling, bending, stooping ; hand dexterity
• Ability to perform in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field equipment and endure different outdoor field conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.
• Depending on assignment, current and valid State issued driver’s license with clean Department of Motor Vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by NEON’s insurance provider.
• Depending on site assignments, ability to travel/ hike/walk on uneven terrain to work site.
• Ability to work effectively up to 12 hours per day and varied field operations schedules, including part-time and weekends.
• Ability to hike off-trail for long distances carrying field equipment, for extended periods of time.
• Ability to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult or hazardous terrain.
• Ability to ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.
• Ability to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet and at altitudes of up to 11,000 feet (depending on assigned Domain).
• Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.
• Work environment is 80 – 90% outside;
• Possible West Nile-infected mosquitoes;
• Blood-borne pathogens;
• Paradichlorobenzene 99.90%;
• Small electric motors and 6V sealed lead-acid batteries;
• Through handling of mammals possible exposure to Hantavirus, Sin Nombre virus (SNV) and plague;
• Slip/trip;
• Animal bites and scrapes;
• Insects, plants (allergies and prickly things).
All positions must possess a valid US driver’s license.
Must have permanent authorization for US employment.
NEON Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.


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Phd research fellowship in volcanic climate modelling at UiO (Oslo, Norway)

——– Original Message ——–
From: Kirstin Krueger <kirstin.krueger@geo.uio.no>
Date: Mar 14, 2014 6:22:49 PM
Subject: Phd research fellowship in volcanic climate modelling at UiO
To: undisclosed-recipients:

Dear colleagues,

I have a open position for a PhD Research Fellowship in Volcanic Climate Modelling at University of Oslo to fill. See the announcement:

http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1149255/64289?iso=no

Please distribute this to interested candidates.

Thanks Kirstin

Prof. Dr. Kirstin Krueger
Meteorology and Oceanography
Department of Geosciences
University of Oslo
PO Box 1022 Blindern
0315 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 228 55811/+47 98234664
Fax: +47 228 55269
Email: kkrueger@geo.uio.no


Prof. Dr. Christa Marandino
GEOMAR
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
FB2/CH
Duesternbrooker Weg 20, Raum 173
24105 Kiel, Germany
+49-431-600-4219
cmarandino@geomar.de


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Kīkou Koʻolau ʻāina-based after school programming

Kīkou Koʻolau ʻāina-based after school programming

Kikou Koolau Flyer Final

What: 
Kīkoʻu Koʻolau
Papa Mele (mele Koʻolau, Oʻahu) with Hoʻopono Wong
Papa Mahaiʻai Kalo with Mahi ʻai Ana Kon.
Who:
Koʻolau Keiki grades 3-8 (or any keiki who is interested and has the maturity to engage in learning for the period of time offered).
When:
April 7th through May 15.
Twice a week
2.5 hours after school (see flyer for details)
Why: 
Weʻre committed to implementing programming (especially that serves the Koʻolau community!) that strengthens the connection between kānaka, ʻāina and ʻākua….all three will be very present!
How:
Follow the link in the flyer to the registration form.
Mahalo nui for your kōkua e nā wahine.
Aloha nui,
ʻIlima


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April 12th: Pacific Warriors Canoe Day of Action – Join us!

Talofa lava friends,

The action begins! We’re launching the next phase of the Pacific Climate Warriors campaign, to #StandUpForThePacific in 2014.

On Saturday April 12th, Warriors from 10 – 15 Pacific Islands will rise up with music, dance and strong voices to mark the start of their canoe builds. These traditional style canoes (paupau) will be made by the Warriors over the next few months, to be taken with them on a historic journey to Australia. In Australia, they will use the canoes to communicate the message that they will stand up to the fossil fuel industry and its supporters, in order to protect their islands in the face of climate change.

 

Over the last few months, Pacific Climate Warrior Trainings have taken place involving: Papua New Guinea, Niue, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, Tokelau, American Samoa & Nauru. In the coming weeks trainings will be held in the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia and the Solomon Islands. These newly trained Pacific Climate Warriors are ready to start sending their message to both the international community and the people of the Pacific.

We’ll be in touch with further updates of how you can be involved with the Day of Action, but for now, we would love you to help us spread the word about the Canoe Building Day of Action on April 12th. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Click here or on the image above to SHARE and LIKE the Day of Action banner on Facebook.

  • Download the banner from this link (simply right click on the image and select “Save as”), and set it as your Facebook cover photo.

  • Tweet and retweet the information on our website at this link here, announcing the Day of Action using the hashtags #StandUpForThePacific #PacificWarriorsVoyage.

While the main concern for many powerful countries such as Japan, Canada and our Pacific neighbour, Australia, is to prop up the fossil fuel industry, our main concern is to make 2014 the year the Pacific Warriors stands up for itself in the face of the fossil fuel industry. We need you to stand with us in any way you can – because together we can weave a story so powerful, it will be retold for generations to come.

Onwards and upwards!

 

Koreti, Fenton and Aaron on behalf of 350.org Pacific

P.S. Are you able to forward this email to five friends and suggest they sign up here for updates and like our Facebook page? We need your help to build up the biggest base of Warriors we can!


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“Grad Student Exploitation and the Diminishing Returns of Education

Aloha grad and undergrad students, Please read through following link and spread the word!  “Grad Student Exploitation and the Diminishing Returns of Education” > From: Nicholas Chagnon  > http://www.civilbeat.com/voices/2014/03/24/21572-grad-student-exploitation-and-the-diminishing-returns-of-education/ Reza