FEMC Database and Web Developer

Burlington, VT
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title FEMC Database and Web Developer Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the northeast.

The FEMC Database and Web Developer provides primary development and oversight of the FEMC data archive, website and associated cyberinfrastructure. Responsibilities include creation and management of complex databases to archive and serve data from forest health and other environmental monitoring/research projects; administration of the FEMC website, including maintenance, development of new features, and troubleshooting; assisting the Director and cooperators with data analysis; and support in the development of new data access and visualization tools. In addition, the Database and Web Developer will be asked to assist in creating and maintaining automated data collection protocols, data quality control, preparation of administrative reports, presentations at program and public meetings, as well as related technical, administrative, and outreach duties. Duties may also include collecting samples and data in the field, helping to install, repair and maintain monitoring equipment and field station sites, as well as performing other assigned field and office duties.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in a field of environmental science, information technology or related field, with coursework in both environmental science and information technology and three years of experience to include creation and maintenance of complex databases and advanced website development and management required.

Proficiency in HTML5, CSS 3, PHP, SQL and Javascript (including JQuery) required. Proficiency in software development and system operations required.

Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of basic research principles and methods, general applied statistics, data acquisition and sampling methods desired.
Experience installing and maintaining environmental sensors desired.
Proficiency with Perl, Python, R, and/or ArcGIS software suite desired.
Other Information Special Conditions Category Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 38500.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 73150.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 09/06/2017 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist Posting Number S1299PO Department Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res/57000 Position Number 00024595 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.