Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Land Cover Scientist / Spatial Analyst
KBR ( www.kbr.com ) is seeking to fill a full-time Land Cover Scientist/Spatial Analyst position under the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC) with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center ( http://eros.usgs.gov/ ), located near Sioux Falls, SD.
The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Integrated Science and Applications (ISA) Division of the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC) at the USGS EROS Center. The ISA Division Team is comprised of highly talented remote sensing scientists, land cover scientists, software engineers, web developers, and systems engineers who work together to support the dynamic science and technical requirements of our USGS Customer. This includes a wide-ranging portfolio of projects with focuses in land cover and land change monitoring, remote sensing time-series algorithm development, land cover forecasting, land change assessments, fire science, drought monitoring, ecosystem & vegetation dynamics, and others. The current staffing requirement is in the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) project. As a Remote Sensing Scientist/Spatial Analyst, working in this area, one applies an earth sciences background in conjunction with Geographic Information System (GIS) software, scripting techniques, statistics, data mining, and/or modeling methodology to produce, manipulate, analyze, and interpret geospatial datasets that contribute to the science focus area. If you have a related skillset/background and are interested in an exciting and challenging career in the field of land cover/remote sensing science, we invite you to apply for this position.
The LCMAP project has needs for technical support and analysis such as: 1) Spatial analysis of land cover and land change mapping results to support assessments on the types, rates, and causes of U.S. land change, 2) Interrogation of time-series based land cover/land change mapping results to improve Landsat based time-series monitoring procedures, 3) Developing spatial analysis tools for comparing land change data and external datasets to understand connections and causes of gradual or abrupt land change, 4) Developing and demonstrating applications of time-series based land cover/land change information for use in disciplines such as hydrology, wildlife biology, landscape ecology, vegetation disturbance monitoring, etc., 5) air photo interpretation and collection of land cover reference information.
Responsibilities may include:
The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain credentials for facility access and user accounts. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the U.S. This is an onsite position .
This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( http://www.kbr.com ). This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply online.
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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