Science Tech I
Natural Systems Analysts/USGS
The Flood and Drought Histories project within the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (BGC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts research designed to reconstruct the natural histories of hydrologic extremes using the geologic record. This project aims to augment existing data with additional paleorecords, which are needed to disentangle the complex patterns of and controls on interior continental hydrologic variability during the Holocene. The purpose of this task order is to provide services related to this projects mission.
In conjunction with Natural Systems Analysts LLC, the USGS BGC requires the support of a Science Technician II to assist in research carried out by the Flood and Drought Histories project in the areas of collecting, analyzing, graphing, and communicating science information. Technical tasks include field and lab-based sediment sampling and processing, sediment and rock core scanning, geochemical and microfaunal analysis, basic data analysis and metadata organization, text editing and writing, and graphics preparation. Some fieldwork is involved.
* Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Geology or closely related discipline and some demonstrated work experience in a research lab or a Masters degree in Geology or closely related discipline. Knowledge of geologic theories, concepts, and principles, including micropaleontology.
* Knowledge of analysis and research techniques to plan, to develop, and to complete research projects in a timely and effective manner.
* Demonstrated skill and ability to self-motivate, organize work tasks, and maintain a detail-oriented approach to work tasks and procedures.
* Specific knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel, MS Word to be used in creating and maintaining databases and performing analysis.
* Knowledge of other illustration and graphic design computer software, and specifically Adobe Acrobat, Abode Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop and web authoring software.
* Knowledge of field safety, especially as related to working on floating platforms.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
* Bachelor's (Preferred)
* More than 1 year
Full Time Opportunity:
* Bi weekly or Twice monthly
data analysis, science, field work, sampling, geology, research project management, microsoft office, microsoft excel, microsoft word, adobe photoshop, databases, organization, graphic design, education, adobe acrobat