Scientific Support Analyst

Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date Posted: 10-02-2018
Scientific Support Analyst
Place of Performance: Silver Spring, MD
Salary based on experience.
  • Knowledge of both observing systems and user observation requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Physical or Life Sciences
  • 4 years of relevant experience, working with similar information
  • Familiarity with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and observing system information used to complete their mission
Primary Responsibilities for this position include working within a team of analysts to collect and maintain detailed foundation data used for analysis of an organization’s observing system portfolio. This data includes:
  • User Observation Requirements: Documented, validated user needs of environmental parameters, with their associated attributes, required to produce specific products and services to meet mission objectives. User observation requirements are captured independently from observing technologies, therefore they can be addressed by a variety of current or expected observing capabilities and allow flexibility to re-map to new technologies as they evolve.
  • Observing Systems Information: One of more sensing elements that directly or indirectly collect biological, physical, chemical, and/or socioeconomic observations of the Earth and space Sensing elements may be deployed as individual sensors or in constellations and may include instrumentation or manual observations. Observing system platforms may be mobile or fixed and may be located in atmospheric, freshwater, marine, space, or terrestrial environments.
  • Value Tree Information: A detailed representation of the relationships, dependencies/impacts, and complexities that exist among organizational outcomes, products, and observing systems. The methodology and related tools provide guidance for the contribution of products and observing capabilities to the organization, its goals, and its mission service areas.
Other related duties include preparing for internal team meetings and meetings with various stakeholders, producing and distributing meeting agendas prior to the meetings, taking notes during meetings, producing and managing action item lists from meetings, and producing and distributing meeting minutes.
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
EEO and drug-free workplace

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status
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