Southern Illinois University looking to Hire an Assistant Professor in the Field of Environmental Geology, Application Review Begins 2/15/2024

The School of Earth Systems and Sustainability (ESS) at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of Environmental Geology. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. 

ESS seeks a highly motivated researcher and educator with research interests focused on hydrology, geomorphology, and/or surficial processes. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on physical environmental science that can complement their existing strengths in environmental and sustainability fields, such as geochemistry and sedimentology, and within the larger context of the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability.   

The review of applications will begin on February 15th,  2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information, please see the full job ad here. You can also contact the search committee chair, Dr. Liliana Lefticariu (lefticariu@geo.siu.edu), or the Director of the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, Dr. Justin Schoof (jschoof@siu.edu). 

  • Applications open: 12/14/2023 to 2/15/2024
  • Location: Carbondale, Illinois
  • Group: School of Earth Systems and Sustainability – SIUC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hiring a Hydrologist in Missouri, Applications Close 11/14/2023

The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS) is hiring a hydrologist with one position open at the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

To learn more, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/757886000.

  • Applications open: 10/31/2023 to11/14/2023
  • Location: Pleasant Hill, Missouri
  • Group: Missouri Basin River Forecast Center

(Now Closed) The California Water Science Center is Hiring a Recent Graduate Hydrologist

The California Water Science Center is looking to hire a recent graduate to be a hydrologist. Recent graduate means the candidate must have graduated (Masters or PhD) within the last two years. They are looking for someone with interest in hydrologic modeling, managed aquifer recharge, or groundwater studies in general.

To learn more, visit htpps://www.usajobs.gov/job/754892700

  • Applications open: 10/16/2023 to 10/30/2023
  • Location: Sacramento and San Diego, CA
  • Group: Groundwater Availability and Use Assessments

CLUSTER HIRE: The USGS Water Mission Area is Hiring Interdisciplinary Data Scientists and Physical Scientists

The U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area is hiring multiple Physical Scientists and Interdisciplinary Data Scientists. This is a cluster hire for permanent federal positions at multiple levels of experience (GS11/12 and GS12/13). Apply online at USAjobs.gov, where the positions are anticipated to open to applicants in mid- to late-February. We will continue to update this page with information, including direct links to the vacancies as soon as they are available.

These vacancies will have application caps. When the applicant count reaches 75 applications, the vacancy will close at 11:59 PM ET on the day 75 applications are submitted. All applications received before that time will be accepted. For all positions, an unofficial transcript and detailed resume summarizing job qualifications and relevant skills are needed. Please be sure to include any additional documentation listed on the USAjobs vacancy to ensure your application is considered.

We will be hosting an informational webinar on Thursday February 16th at 4:30 pm EST. Join the Microsoft Teams Live Event at this link. There will be a second webinar mid- to late-February when the vacancies open. For additional information, please follow the USGS Data Science Twitter feed (@USGS_DataSci).

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Transparency

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and have the support they need to thrive. We believe that a diverse team brings a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ideas that drive innovation and improve our ability to deliver cutting edge science. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, to apply for these positions.

About the positions

This cluster hire is part of a continued investment in advanced modeling and statistical capabilities, geospatial capabilities, strong data management, data infrastructure and workflows, product management, effective data analysis and dissemination, communication, and decision-making. There are 4 position announcements, which will funnel to multiple roles within the organization. Applicants may apply to and be considered for multiple announcements, as long as they meet the minimum qualifications for the grade and job series.

These opportunities are with the Earth Systems Processes Division (ESPD), Integrated Information Dissemination Division (IIDD), Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division (IMPD), and Observing Systems Division (OSD).

Interdisciplinary Data Scientists

We are seeking multiple Interdisciplinary Data Scientists for roles in ESPD, IIDD, and IMPD. Positions will focus on the following areas: physical, hydrologic, biological, natural resources, or geospatial data and/or information delivery, and use of a variety of data collection and processing methods, reproducible data pipelines in modern programming languages (e.g., R, Python), data visualization, artificial intelligence / machine learning models, statistical/applied mathematical skills as applied to water resources problems, and/or advancing current data users’ workflows

There will be two job announcements for Data Scientists – one for GS11/12 positions and one for GS12/13 positions. Interdisciplinary Data Scientists may qualify as a physical scientist (1301)biologist (0401), or mathematical statistician (1529).

Physical Scientists

We are seeking multiple Physical Scientists for roles in ESPD, IIDD, IMPD, and OSD. Positions will focus on the following areas: physical, hydrologic, or geospatial data and/or information delivery, and use of a variety of data collection and processing methods, reproducible data pipelines in modern programming languages (e.g., R, Python), data visualization, software development techniques, artificial intelligence / machine learning models, and/or advancing current data users’ workflows

There will be two job announcements for Physical Scientists – one for GS11/12 positions and one for GS12/13 positions. Physical Scientists must qualify under the physical science job series (1301).

Additional Information

Applying for the job

Qualifying for GS 11, 12, or 13 –
For qualifications please see the following link for the appropriate grade and series you are interested in: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Occupational-Series See USGS tips for combining graduate education and experience and spell out how you meet the grade and job series qualifications. We are advertising a combination of BiologistPhysical Scientist, and Mathematical Statistician job series.

Materials – You’ll need a resume, educational transcripts, and any additional documentation listed on the USAjobs vacancy. Unofficial transcripts are OK, if selected you will be required to provide official transcripts. To make sure HR can see that you’re qualified, make sure your resume explicitly ties your experience to each of the qualifications listed for the grades you are applying for and also the Specialized Experience section.

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(Now Closed) USGS Seeking Candidates for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Research Hydrologist

The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Central Midwest Water Science Center (UMid WSC) is pleased to announce we are seeking to fill a postdoc position.

The vacancy is a Research Hydrologist GS-12 position located in Urbana, IL that will lead modeling studies aimed at producing stream water quality and harmful algal bloom predictions in the Illinois River Basin, which will become the foundation for an applied system to support decision makers from farm (meter) to watershed (many hectare) scale management in tile-drained agricultural lands in the US Midwest with specific focus on the Illinois River and Great Lakes Basins. The applied modeling work will leverage insights of existing computationally intensive process-based models as well as availability of high-resolution spatial data (e.g., airborne LiDAR and space based remote sensing) and novel in situ sensing deployed as part of the USGS GLRI and Next Generation Observing System (NGWOS) efforts. 

The new employee will join a collaborative group of scientists (from USGS, EPA, University of Illinois) with a wide range of expertise. The initial appointment will be for two years with continuation based on performance and continued availability of funds. The postdoc will be hired at a GS-12 (starts at $82,830), and we are seeking scientists with experience and expertise in process-based and/or machine learning modeling and knowledge of high-performance computing. In addition, exposure to hybrid process-guided machine learning approaches, which can bridge physically based and data-driven methods, is desirable but not required. Duties include leading a collaborative modeling team, preparing data and identifying data gaps, developing, applying, and evaluating watershed models, and communicating results through presentations and scientific publications.  

The position is posted to USAJobs and will open be open from February 1st – 28th. Please carefully read all requirements and qualifications in USAjobs. To qualify for this postdoc fellowship, you must meet the basic education requirements, and be within 5 years of receiving your PhD (no earlier than Feb 1, 2018) or can complete requirements before your start date. You will need to submit unofficial transcripts that show you have the required coursework, a resume that shows you have the required experience/expertise, and a short research proposal that describes the work you’ll do. Please reach out to the research advisor Randy Hunt (rjhunt@usgs.gov) about the proposal or to the hiring manager Kelly Warner (klwarner@usgs.gov) with questions about the position.  

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(Now Closed) Department of Interior: Research Hydrologist – Central Midwest Water Science Center

The Geological Survey – Central Midwest Water Science Center is hiring!

Open application period: 02/02/2023 to 02/28/2023

Please visit this link to apply.

This is a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Position Information

Salary listed on announcement is $82,830 (Step 01) to $107,680 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
Location – FEW vacancies in the following location:

Urbana, IL

Remote job – No

Telework eligible – Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required – Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel 1-2 nights per month for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed – No

Appointment type – Term – 13 months

Work schedule – Full-time –

Service – Excepted

Promotion potential – None

Job family (Series) 1315 Hydrology

Supervisory status – No

Security clearance – Not Required

Drug test – No

Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process Credentialing


DUTIES:

As a Research Hydrologist within the Central Midwest Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Serves as principle researcher in joint project with U. of Illinois and USEPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop a new generation of watershed models to predict stream water quality and harmful algae blooms.
  • Performs comprehensive review and evaluation of available watershed models for prediction of stream water quality and HABs suited to this application.
  • Coordinates with other team members on data requirements and data gaps for predictive modeling of stream water quality and HABs.
  • Leads modeling team on the application of machine learning to stream water quality and HABs modeling in the Illinois River Basin.
  • Leads modeling team in the communication of project results through meetings, conference presentations, and scientific publications.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:

  1. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  2. Selectee may be subject to serving a trial period.
  3. Selectee must provide proof of valid driver’s license, safe driving record.
  4. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • If selected you may be asked to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • You will be required to operate a government-owned or -leased vehicle in the performance of your official duties. Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possess a valid State license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State license & a copy of your driving record.
  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Qualifications

The USGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program provides highly motivated recent Ph.D. graduates with the opportunity to conduct concentrated research in association with selected USGS Scientists, as a final element to their formal career preparation. Selectees will utilize the excellent scientific resources available at the USGS in the conduct of scientific investigations and exploratory development associated with advanced scientific research. This program will provide selectees the opportunity to contribute to the overall research efforts of the USGS and in turn they will gain excellent professional research experience early in their careers.

Appointments under the USGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program will be made under the Schedule A, 213.3102 (r) excepted appointing authority for a minimum period of 13 months and may be extended up to a maximum period of 4 years.

In order to be considered for these opportunities, candidates must:

(1) have successfully completed a Ph.D. in a field related to the Research Description no earlier than February 1st, 2018 (5 years before the announcement opening date); OR
(2) if close to completion, have all Ph.D. requirements completed and must submit proof of completion prior to receiving an official start date;
(3) meet the qualification requirements described in the Research Opportunity. The research proposal submitted must demonstrate that the applicant is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties for the specific Research Opportunity..

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Hydrologist, all grade levels.

A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent in physics.

**OR

B. A combination of education and experience-course work as shown in “A” above (30 semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of courses as specified in “A” above which must include at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent in physics), plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in “A” above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

For GS-12:

In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience in hydrology that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Examples of such experience include the ability to independently perform scientific work of considerable difficulty. The position assumes an advanced understanding of the principles of hydrology and their application, an advanced understanding of stream water quality processes, and experience with watershed modeling and machine learning. This work will develop the foundations for an applied system to support decision makers from farm (meter) to watershed (many hectare) scale management for relevant timeframes. Applicants for this position should have experience in process-based and machine learning modeling and knowledge of high-performance computing. In addition, exposure to hybrid process-guided machine learning approaches, which can bridge physically based and data-driven methods, is desirable but not required.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

(Now Closed) Illinois Water Resources Center—Undergraduate Hourly: Student Assistant

The Prairie Research Institute and the Illinois Water Resources Center, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Illinois, are seeking several motivated, resourceful, and tech-savvy undergraduate students to join our team.

The duties across all opportunities will include the following:

  • Producing materials that may include, but are not limited to, ads, posters, brochures, newsletters, flyers, digital ads, displays, banners, window signs, special events, mobile apps, and websites.
  • Adhering to University of Illinois and Prairie Research Institute branding and style guidelines.
  • Archiving, organizing, and managing Center data while ensuring its protection for future use in research and policy making for the Center.
  • Assisting with evaluating, updating, and adding content to the Illinois Water Resources Center website and social media accounts.

Desired experience per opportunity includes the following:

  • Web Design & Development Intern
    • Experience with WordPress
    • Experience with, or willingness to learn, Elementor
    • Knowledge of Intermediate SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
    • Knowledge of Basic HTML & CSS
    • Experience with interactive design platforms, including, but not limited to, Figma and Adobe XD
    • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Knowledge of JavaScript & PHP a plus but not required
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status
  • Marketing & Communications Intern
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to tell an engaging story in multiple formats and of various lengths (e.g., photos, video clips, and words)
    • Understand internet and social media marketing best practices
    • Experience with multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Experience with design platforms, including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
    • Experience with mass emailing platforms (prior Webtools knowledge a plus but not required)
    • Excellent proofreading and editing skills; strong attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Basic SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
  • Graphic Design Intern
    • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Experience with many different types of design, such as print and digital
    • Understanding of current design trends and best practices
    • Ability to solve new design problems in innovative ways
    • Strong layout and typography skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status

Wages for the successful candidate(s) will be commensurate with experience. The candidate will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during standard business hours (M-F, 8 am to 5 pm), but scheduling is otherwise flexible and will accommodate the student’s class schedule and U of I holidays and breaks. This will be a remote work position until remote work needs change.

To apply, send your resume, a short cover letter, and an original writing and/or design sample no later than January 31, 2023, to Amy Weckle (aweckle@illinois.edu).