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Sr. Environmental Data Scientist

Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Vicksburg, Mississippi, US
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Bowhead is seeking a Sr. Environmental Data Scientist to join our team in Vicksburg, MS to support our US Army Corps of Engineers customer at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) for a recently awarded Environmental Lab contract. The ERDC Environmental Lab contract is tasked with satisfying Army and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements which may include: analysis of baseline (i.e., reference) wetland conditions as well as wetland functional status in disturbed, altered, restored, or created environments. In particular, studies focused on the performance and trajectory of restored/created environments are of interest including the cycling of nutrients, elements, and other compounds within wetland systems.

The Sr. Data Scientist will be responsible for the development of coastal marsh models that integrate both physical and biological components for simulation and condition assessments. The Sr. Data Scientist will also work with the team on conceptualization of model system, quantification of model parameters, evaluation of model structure and performance, data collection, analysis of results, and writing reports and papers.

Tasks shall include:

- Execution code development in Python, evaluation of model components using modern model evaluation techniques, software debugging, calculation and assessment of condition metrics, field data collection, and GIS data processing.
- Processing of benthic samples and sediment grain size analyses, and field sample collections for submerged aquatic vegetation, benthic samples, and/or water quality data associated with coastal ecosystems.

Specific areas of work may include: ecological modeling, software coding, statistical analysis, remote sensing and GIS analysis, ecological study design.

Travel Requirement: Travel to stakeholder meetings and to execute field work. CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.

• PhD or Master's degree in addition to experience and/or academic studies in the area of ecosystem ecology, coastal ecology, ecological modeling, and/or statistics
• Must have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures as related to biological and environmental studies
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a clearance at the Public Trust level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

Link to apply:*10B07334CDC01380


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