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A postgraduate appointment is immediately available in the Research & Development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is located in Washington, D.C. R&D is the largest conservation research organization in the world. Basic and applied research conducted by R&D supports science-based planning for forests and grasslands throughout the U.S.
R&D communicates its research at varied levels of complexity to the scientific community, government agencies, land owners, Congress and other policymakers, the public and other stakeholder groups. It does so via many tools, including articles, blogs, press releases, an electronic newsletter, marketing materials, fact sheets slide shows, videos, and other materials posted on its high-traffic website and social media sites, briefing materials distributed to Congress, articles produced for online publications and other traditional and new media.
The participant will serve as a member of a team that works to improve and expand R&D’s high-quality science outreach materials. Specifically, the participant will assist:
This appointment will provide an opportunity to:
The appointment may also provide opportunities for training as well as travel to field stations and conferences.
Research opportunities are typically full-time for one year and may be extended for up to four additional years upon recommendation of the Forest Service and are contingent on the availability of programmatic funds. The stipend rates range from $40,000 to $55,000 and are determined by Forest Service officials based on the participant’s academic and professional background. A stipend supplement may be provided to cover 75% of the cost of an individual health insurance plan. This position may offer opportunities for paid professional travel.
Nature of the Appointment
Participants will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, USDA, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
ORAU will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.
The desired candidate should have:
Applicants with degrees in other fields will be considered if they have have demonstrated strong skills in writing, layout/design and web mastery.
Strongly desired skills include: