Today is a busy day for positions opening with LCCs and CSCs! I received two emails about three different positions.

First, the NE Climate Science Center is hiring a Program Manager (Senior Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow Level) that will be housed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The application deadline is June 15th. Find more information here.

Next, the Caribbean LCC  and Peninsular Florida LCC are both hiring Science Coordinators. The position announcement is available for viewing here and it is for both positions – Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs. It is also for federal employees, but a further announcement to include non federal employees will be coming out shortly.

More about the Caribbean LCC (CLCC) Science Coordinator position:

The CLCC Science Coordinator will be co-located with the US Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. The IITF serves as the coordinating organization for the CLCC under the direction of the CLCC coordinator. The Science Coordinator will work out of the IITF offices where the CLCC staff, including the coordinator, science coordinator, partnership and outreach coordinator, administrative assistant, GIS and database technicians, and associated researchers are located.

The Caribbean Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC) is part of a national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). The LCCs are applied conservation science partnerships among state and federal agencies, regional organizations, tribes, NGOs, universities and other entities within a geographic area. They are designed to inform resource management decisions in an integrated fashion across landscapes – at a broader scale than any individual partner’s responsibility. The partnership considers landscape-scale stressors including climate change, habitat fragmentation, urban sprawl, invasive species, and water availability in order to assess the conservation status of species and habitats and provide a vision for sustainable land and seascapes under future scenarios. The CLCC includes the terrestrial and marine components of the Puerto Rican archipelago and the U.S. Virgin Islands and has the capacity to work internationally.

The primary goal of the Science Coordinator, working with the Coordinator and CLCC partners, will be to encourage research collaboration and build a strong science program on which to assess future landscape scenarios, assess natural and cultural resource vulnerabilities, develop monitoring of environmental responses to changing climate and land use, develop monitoring of conservation effectiveness for adaptive management, and leverage science capacity of the Cooperative and partners.  The Science Coordinator will collaborate with other LCC science coordinators from the Southeast Region, with the 22 LCC science coordinators around the nation, as well as the USGS Climate Science Centers to communicate the science needs of the CLCC, develop requests for proposals, assess proposals, and synthesis and apply the results of relevant research to current and potential resource management issues.

For questions or to receive more information on the Caribbean LCC position, please contact Bill Gould at wgould@fs.fed.us.

Stay tuned for more information about the Peninsular Florida LCC Science Coordinator…