US Forest Service Postgraduate Fellowship – Arlington, VA
Organization: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Position Title: US Forest service Postgraduate Fellow
Location: Arlington, VA
Hours & Compensation: 40 hours/week. $42,209 – $55,430.
Position Dates: Start September 3, 2013.
Application Deadline: June 28, 2013.
Posted On: May 28, 2013.
Fundamental to ORISE’s mission objectives are:
- research surrounding occupational hazards’ health risks
- environmental cleanup assessments
- radiation medical emergency response
- scientific peer reviews
- health communication and technical training
- national security and emergency preparedness, and
- the education of the next generation of scientists.
A postgraduate fellowship project is available in the research and development (R&D) arm of the U.S. Forest Service (FS).
Science delivery is a key component of R&D’s mission. It is executed primarily through the national Forest Service R&D website, various science discovery and delivery tools, and marketing materials. This fellowship will play a critical role in improving the quality of science delivery at R&D by improving the organization and content of R& D’s national website, supporting the development of key online research tools, and producing high-quality science outreach materials for R&D staff.
- Work with Washington Office staff members to update and enhance existing web content.
- Identify gaps in content or opportunities for rearranging content and page design to improve message delivery and utility to stakeholders and other customers.
- Recommend ways to leverage external websites or social media channels to improve our connections with stakeholders, giving proper attention to government policies.
- Act as liaison for R&D with Office of Communications and the Chief Information Office’s Web Services program on web-related issues and efforts.
- Support science delivery efforts at the national R&D office by generating marketing and outreach materials for conferences, hill visits, meetings, and internal use.
- Assist and coordinate the production of the R&D annual Research highlights report.
- Support the Forest Service DEputy Chief’s office in various science delivery and communications tasks as assigned.
- A demonstrated ability to present complex information on the world wide web and in other media in a compelling and easy-to-read format.
- A good sense of design, strong writing skills, and a basic understanding of how to contruct a web site that users find pleasing to visit and intuitive to navigate
- Experience with website design/content management
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills
- Ability to effectively synthesize information
- Experience with publishing software (Adobe Creative Suite applications), Excel, Microsoft Office Suite
- Strong proofreading and editorial skills
- A collegial and collaborative working style
- Preferred candidates have a BS or MS degree in natural sciences (ecology, biology, environmental science, forestry, fisheries/wildlife management) but applicants with degrees in liberal arts or computer sciences will be considered if they have demonstrated interest and experience with natural sciences and/or science delivery.
How to Apply:
For additional information and application materials: http://www.orau.gov/usfs_rpp/
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, http://orise.orau.gov