FEMC Monitoring Coordinator

Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Published: January 3, 2022
Location
New York & throughout New England
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Analyst / Research / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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Description

The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is a long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership New York and New England forestry agencies, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the Northeast.

The mission of the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is to serve the northeast temperate forest region through improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships of the physical, chemical, and biological components of forested ecosystems.

The FEMC also promotes the efficient coordination of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research activities among federal, state, university, and private-sector agencies with common interests in the long-term health, management, and protection of forested ecosystems.

FEMC works towards its mission and goals with a professional staff, web-based Project Library and Database, education and outreach programs, and continuing efforts to support and coordinate the region’s forest ecosystem interests.

Overview

FEMC is seeking a Monitoring Coordinator to deliver all aspects of FEMC’s on-the-ground forest monitoring work in New England and New York. This person fills a critical role in our organization by overseeing a seven-state forest health monitoring program, maintaining environmental sensors, and working with monitoring data to help our partners assess long-term changes in our forested ecosystems. 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The Monitoring Coordinator reports to the Director, and is part of a close-knit and dynamic team working together with key partners in the region to deliver the program. This position is also a part of the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources research staff. 

Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring Coordinator fills a critical role within the small organization by maintaining data collections and resources that are critical to tracking and reporting on long-term changes in the region’s forests.
    • To do this, the Monitoring Coordinator oversees several high-quality field-based monitoring programs, along with associated, data management and data analysis services, that are a hallmark of the organization.
    • The Monitoring Coordinator works with key partners to design, plan and oversee the delivery of FEMC monitoring programs for forest health monitoring, montane meteorology, forest soils and air quality.
  • This work includes planning field campaigns and maintenance visits, writing data collection protocols, hiring and supervising monitoring technicians, providing QA/QC for data collections, and developing new and upgrading existing programs.
  • The Monitoring Coordinator will also support FEMC staff and cooperators through data analysis, the production of information products based on monitoring, documenting and archiving monitoring data, assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, administrative reports, presentations at program and professional meetings, and other assigned field and office duties. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, ecology, wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field of environmental science and three to five years of experience is required. 
  • Experience applying research principles and data acquisition and sampling methods both in the field and in developing programs.  
  • Professional experience collecting ecological data, including some work in forests.
  • Ability to enter, analyze and manipulate data using spreadsheets, databases and/or scripts. 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at once using organizational skills and management tools.
  • Experience training and/or supervising the work of field technicians. 
  • Effective and accurate written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and external partners.

To Apply

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  • Questions about the position? Contact Director Jim Duncan

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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