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Spatial Modeler and Statistician

ECS Federal, LLC
Green Way, Georgia, US
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
ECS is seeking a Spatial Modeler and Statistician to work Remote.

Job Description:

ECS has a requirement for a Spatial Modeler/Statistician to support the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF) . The HMS Management Division, among other things, develops fishery management strategies and regulatory/management plan amendments, implements HMS regulations, ensures the public is aware of the regulations and how to comply, and collects and reviews landings and other fisheries data in support of management.


The Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF) is a Headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. OSF works to manage fish stocks important to commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries through guidance and support of Regional Offices and Regional Fishery Management Councils as well as the stand-alone HMS Management Division. OSF also strives to facilitate effective communication between and among constituents.


Provide technical support in 1) modeling Atlantic HMS (e.g., tunas, swordfish, billfishes, and sharks) distribution and habitat and 2) analyzing data in support of fisheries management.


Assist in enhancing, maintaining, and documenting complex scientific geographical information systems to model and predict species distribution.
Compile and integrate HMS spatial data and environmental covariates from various NOAA offices and programs.
Develop species distribution and predictive habitat models consistent with HMS management priorities.
Evaluate model performance and their utility for fisheries management.
Assist with developing scientific processes and analysis protocols.
Assist in the testing of the scientific and analytical procedures used.
Assist with and provide theoretical analysis to assist in solving problems efficiently.
Assist with problems in terms of user requirements, input data and form, output data and form, processing turnaround requirements, input and output checking, and overall problem schedule requirements.
Support the creation of spatial tools and products to inform HMS fisheries management decisions.
Support in the development of written scientific processes and analysis instructions, including a user dictionary if requested, that are required to run any model produced and compile the data and train federal employees in these processes and products.
Assist in designing analyses and documenting those analyses regarding complex fisheries data.
Assist in reviewing data, conducting trends and statistical analyses, and effectively summarizing data.
Present summarized data to staff, answer questions about the data, and adjust analyses/summaries.
Assist with the preparation technical reports, publications, presentations, graphs, charts, and other materials for the public as needed.
Support fisheries and environmental impact analyses as requested.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

Required Skills:

Three years of experience developing spatial analyses by using Geographical Information Systems and conducting statistical analyses, data management, and coding.
Experience documenting scientific processes and analyses used for scientific projects.
Experience and working knowledge with statistical software such as R, SAS, etc.
Knowledge of existing species distribution modeling methods, tools, and data sources
Experience in Oracle database management, and data quality control/quality assurance methodologies.
Experience with SQL programs and programming, and familiarity working with large and complex relational databases.
Demonstrated proficiency for the following skill sets:Project management for complex and technical scientific programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including visual presentation) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences
Working with diverse groups of individuals under strict timelines to accomplish goals
Working independently with strong time management skills
Adaptability to quickly changing priorities
Attention to detail

Desired Skills:

Familiarity with fisheries management and HMS issues is preferred.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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