Research Assistant - USDA Forest Service Grant Research Project (Extreme Weather Project) - Institu

Location
Gainesville, GA
Posted
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant - USDA Forest Service Grant Research Project (Extreme Weather Project) - Institutional Student Worker (Fall 2017)


Campus Location: Gainesville

Job Close Date: 11/02/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Research Assistant. This position is a research position for the USDA Forest Service Grant Research Project - GIS-based Assessment of Erosion Vulnerability at Forest Roads/Stream Crossings at Three Experimental Forests using Extreme Precipitation Intensities from Projected Downscaled version of the Climate Change Models. Student would develop RUSLE model and stream bank erosion vulnerability model to determine forest culvert vulnerability hotspots.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The student will:
  • Organize and process geospatial data (provided some by USDA FS)
  • Develop RUSLE model for 3 watersheds
  • Develop automated geospatial model in ModelBuilder to for stream bank erosion vulnerability analysis and combine with RUSLE model for culvert hotspots determination
  • Perform quality literature reviews and help in writing manuscripts and presentations.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Advanced geospatial technology skills
  • Spatial Model Building expertise
  • Knowledge on Landuse Conservation including Soil, Water, and natural resources management.
  • Good report writing skill with ability to conduct peer-reviewed literature reviews


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled at the University of North Georgia in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to qualify as a student worker
  • BS degree holder in Environmental Spatial Analysis with high-end geospatial skill preferred


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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