Friday, December 10, 2010

Job Opportunity - EDDMapS Data Coordinator

Position: EDDMapS Data Coordinator
Location: University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia USA
Appointment: Grant-funded full-time position (salary $40,577 with benefits). The position is currently funded for one year with renewal contingent upon availability of continuing grant funds and satisfactory progress of employee.
Available: Closing date for receipt of applications is January 12, 2011. Position could be available as early as February 14, 2011.
Position Description: This position will be the EDDMapS Data Coordinator for the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health ( at the University of Georgia-Tifton Campus. EDDMapS ( is a web-based early detection, distribution mapping and information system for invasive species. EDDMapS is a national platform used and funded by various Federal agencies and non-profit organizations. This position requires someone with excellent biological, computer/technical and communication skills. They will work closely with the Center's Technology Director and Invasive Species Coordinator to enhance and expand EDDMapS and related Center invasive species programs. They will be responsible for identifying and integrating state, regional and national datasets into EDDMapS and identifying gaps in existing distribution data. They will also develop protocols and standards for data included in EDDMapS and work with collaborators to share data between systems. This position will work with the Center Directors to write reports, grants and cooperative agreements to further expand and maintain EDDMapS and other Center programs.

They will be required to develop and deliver presentations to funding agencies and professional organizations at state, regional, and national levels. Some out-of-town and overnight travel will be required.
Qualifications: Completion of a Master's degree OR completion of a Bachelor's degree and several years of experience in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Weed Science, Botany, Agriculture, Biology or related field. Experience with Invasive Plant Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or Database Management Systems is preferred. Candidates must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to work independently and with others.

Location: The University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA. The campus provides agricultural and environmental research, outreach and instruction with almost 100 UGA scientists working with USDA Agricultural Research Service researchers. Tifton is listed as one of the "100 Best Small Towns in America". Tifton is located 180 miles south of Atlanta and has a county population of 40,000.

Applications: Interested persons must complete official online University application at:

Please direct any and all questions to: Chuck Bargeron
Technology Director and Public Service Assistant Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health University of Georgia P.O. Box 748
4601 Research Way Room 113
Tifton, GA 31793 USA
Phone (229) 386-3298