FEMC is seeking a full time Project Manager and a part time Web Developer!
FEMC Project Manager
Working with FEMC staff and cooperators across our 7-state region, the Project Manager helps to develop and deliver state and regional projects focused on assessing, monitoring and reporting on forest ecosystem condition. The driven individual chosen for this position will be responsible for the design, planning, and oversight of projects that support the needs of FEMC cooperators to understand, track and respond to forest ecosystem health issues. The Project Manager will supervise multiple projects at a time ranging in topics from collating in-stream biodiversity metrics to standardizing forest regeneration inventories to using remote sensing imagery for forest change detection. The Project Manager could find themselves coordinating the integration and analysis of disparate datasets, overseeing the development of new web-based and geospatial data visualization tools, or developing a workshop on forest health issues in collaboration with our small and vibrant team along with a wide range of cooperators from academia, non-profits and state and federal agencies.
FEMC Web Developer
Are you interested in writing code to help protect our northeastern forests? We are seeking a part-time front-end developer to help develop and maintain our fleet of products. This includes front-end design to increase functionality of existing tools, developing a more intuitive, richer user experience, streamlining product maintenance through back-end interfaces, and adding new life into some oft neglected areas. The successful applicant will be a quick study, ready to jump in, and capable of working both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
FEMC Data Rescue Hits a Milestone!
The FEMC has sought to alleviate the risk of losing inaccessible data by engaging with natural resources organizations to identify vulnerable datasets and documents across the Northeast. Matthias Sirch, FEMC Data Technician, has been spearheading this effort over the past year, traveling from the Catskills in New York all the way to Baxter State Park in Maine to rescue data at risk.
The initial phase of the Data Rescue project began by contacting researchers and land managers across the region from a broad range of disciplines. These contacts worked for non-profits, educational institutions, and state and federal agencies. From their responses, FEMC staff compiled the Data Rescue inventory to shed light on where this material is and what is required for its preservation. These may be air and water quality studies, soil analyses, and forest or wildlife surveys, all collected within or contributing to our understanding of northeastern forests.
With help from the FEMC team, including interns and staff affiliates Brenna Christensen, Kira Cincotta, Gene Desideraggio, Daria Etchings, Lukas Kopacki, Lucyanna Labadie, Yoshiya Ohno, Julia Pupko, Maddie Quill, and Skylar Roach, the Data Rescue project has scanned and archived more than 18,000 pages of datasheets, field notes, reports, aerial imagery, and photo documentation while also digitizing over 1,000 pages from this collection. We also assisted with data management for retiring individuals in an effort to retain valuable institutional knowledge. Through this process, we were able to identify many old forest health surveys that can serve as baselines for our ecosystem monitoring.
With no limit to the extent of this undertaking, the FEMC is still searching for data to save. If you know of any material you wish to include in the Data Rescue inventory, contact the FEMC here. For more information about the process, check out the new promotional video on the Data Rescue's homepage.
FEMC is hiring for multiple forest health monitoring technicians and field crew leaders for the coming field season. The technicians and crew leads will work with FEMC staff on a number of monitoring projects but primarily focus on surveying Forest Health Monitoring plots throughout New England.
To Apply: to apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to John.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject line please put the positiont that you are applying for, either field technician or crew leader. FEMC Staff will begin reviewing
applications on February 18th