Climate and communities social scientist

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Job Title: Climate and Communities Social Scientist

Job Description: Data Management Specialists (Social Sciences) use a background in the social sciences as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases.  They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans.

Position/Project Specifics: This position will assist on a project that will develop network models for south-central and southeast Alaska to improve communities’ and resource managers’ knowledge of socioecological system dynamics in response to ocean acidification (OA) and to enable these stakeholders to assess potential vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies. Participatory workshops with stakeholders will gather information on drivers and barriers that shape adaptive capacity and synthesize this information in socioecological network models that will enable stakeholders to better evaluate points of vulnerability and identify key adaptive strategies. The project will develop decision-support tools that are responsive to stakeholder concerns; reflect local community priorities and their ecological, social, economic, and management context; and synthesize the best available science. The position will work on all phases of the project, assisting with scoping meetings with principal investigators and key informants; conducting focus groups and semi-structured interviews; developing network models; analyzing and reporting the results as well as working with economic and ecological modelers to incorporate social system variables into integrated models.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A range of experience and education may be presented.  Candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** AND four years of successfully completed education above high school in anthropology, economics, statistics, or any other field that provides the same knowledge.  An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

Location: NMFS Auke Bay Lab Juneau

Project Length: 12 months or more

Salary Target: $28.73-$33.04/hour, DOE

Closing Date: Dec 26, 2022

Application: Link

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, 21 December 2022. More information.

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