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Social Scientist — Fort Collins, CO

Organization: USGS

Job Title: Social Scientist

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Hours and Compensation: $50,923.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year

Position Dates: Full Time

Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2012

Posted On: Aug. 27, 2012

Organization Overview

FORT scientists in the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch conduct and integrate biological, social, economic, and institutional analyses of conservation policies and management practices to help land and resource managers make informed decisions and resolve resource management conflicts.


This position is that of Social Scientist in the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance branch (PASA), located at the Fort Collins Science Center (FORT), Fort Collins, CO. PASA is responsible for planning and conducting research relating to the management of the Nation’s natural resources through the development of knowledge about human interactions with the environment. Responsibilities of this position include research and technical support in the area of human dimensions of climate change and natural resource management. The incumbent has two primary duties: 1) social science research associate for the Human Dimensions of Climate Change project; and 2) study logistics and technical support on other social science research projects.


 The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and executing the following objectives independently and under the guidance of USGS and BLM principal investigators: 1) plan and facilitate workshops on the human dimensions for climate change for social scientists and natural resource managers, 2) identify and synthesize existing social science climate change assessment protocols & indicators used by federal land managers at both the community and landscape levels, 3) create a database including projects and people involved in climate change social science, 4) conduct human dimensions of climate change research,  and 5) organize and contribute to publishing climate change and social science manuscripts.


Desired qualifications include: a graduate degree in social science specializing in climate change related research; experience conducting qualitative andor quantitative social science research; proficiency in scientific and technical writing; experience presenting scientific information to both specialists and non-specialists; proficiency in working with statistical and database computer programs; and the ability to gather, interpret, and synthesize existing scientific information.

How to Apply

For additional information contact Rudy Schuster:;


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