Monday , January 30 2023

Department of Wildlife Jobs – Research Data Analyst

Website California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Job Description:

OSPR is the lead state agency for oil spill response in California. The OSPR GIS team provides a wide array of technical support for the prevention, preparedness, and response to oil spills impacting Waters of the State. During emergency response, the GIS team provides incident specific data deliverables (maps, figures, spatial analysis, database queries, etc.), employs field data collection and remote sensing tools and processes the resultant data. During non-spill times, the OSPR GIS team develops custom field data collection applications and supports technical studies associated with all facets of spill prevention and response.

Job Responsibilities:

Research, acquire, analyze, sort, verify and disseminate spatial data pertinent for oil spill prevention and response to unit staff and other Department programs; this includes assessment of client needs, data file conversion and reformatting, design of databases to meet client needs, and metadata documentation. This work also includes digitizing spatial data and integration of a wide array of spatial and remote sensing data to compose and produce maps and figures for spill responders of response strategies, sensitive sites, natural resources at risk, restoration work, etc. Design, implement and perform database diagnostic and validation procedures to maintain database attributes, as well as graphic and relational integrity; locate and resolve database errors and reconcile differences between databases and source materials. Design, implement, document, test and disseminate new GIS applications and tools; assist with training of clients in application use and procedures. This may include the use of remote sensing tools and data. Participate in emergency response exercises and actual spill events; this includes the transport, setup, operation, and maintenance of GIS equipment and related peripherals, analyze, prepare, and integrate field data, and design and produce maps and other related activities as required under field conditions.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience applicable to one of the following patterns may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other pattern to meet the total experience requirements.
  • A Master’s Degree in economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a related research-oriented field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A doctoral degree in the same areas may be substituted for three years of the required experience.
  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree. Work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have the required units mentioned above.
  • Incumbents must possess 12 semester or 18 quarter units course work in any combination of a data driven research-related field, such as economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a research-related field. This must include at least one course in statistical methods; and.

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Tampa, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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