[ES_JOBS_NET] Job Posting: NOA1521 - Social Scientist

Richard McGeary mcgearyr at imsg.com
Thu Aug 13 07:09:22 MDT 2015


Please see attached job announcement to be posted where interested candidates can view.

Thank you in advance!

                Social Scientis
             NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration
                      Silver Spring, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) www.imsg.com<http://www.imsg.com/> is looking to hire a Social Scientist for a highly visible office in NOAA:  Office of Program Planning & Integration (PPI) in Silver Spring, MD.   The incumbent will provide direct support to the NOAA Chief Economist/Social Scientist, Assistant Administrator, and NOAA Senior Leadership. Working with the Chief Economist/Social Scientist, the Social Scientist provides expertise on economics and social science to promote sound analyses for policy and programmatic decision making.

Job Duties Include:

*         Improve coordination and quality of NOAA's cross-line social science efforts:

o   Work with cross-line senior socioeconomic group to develop standard guidance for conducting economic valuation studies;

o   Work across lines to incorporate societal outcomes into performance measures.

*         Work with social scientists within NOAA, and with other bureaus in the Department of Commerce, to improve and maintain the rigor of NOAA's high-profile economic data.

o   Review existing, new, and proposed NOAA's economic papers, databases, and websites and provide PPI-approved statistics and guidance via the web;

o   Work with the line office social science leads to update NOAA's PPI-approved economic statistics;

o   Work with the National Centers for Environmental Information to improve and maintain the rigor that NOAA uses to estimate the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate events;

o   Work with the Office for Coastal Management and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to establish and maintain an ocean and coastal satellite account that meets the needs of NOAA leadership and stakeholders.

*         Improve coordination and collaboration on socioeconomic datasets and initiatives at the interagency level.


*         Degree: PhD in Social Science discipline, or Master's degree in Social Science discipline plus 2 years' experience translating social science findings and methods for policy and program outcomes.

*         Ability to simultaneously oversee and manage multiple activities, coordinate the work of others, and integrate the work into a complete product.

*         Familiarity with NOAA policies, procedures and stakeholders preferred.

*         Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and data analysis software, GIS experience preferred.

*         Strong customer service background and focus.

*         Innovative, proactive approach to work.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to:jobs at imsg.com<mailto:jobs at imsg.com> with the following subject heading:  NOA1521 Social Scientist.

IMSG offers an outstanding overall Benefit Package including company paid leave, medical, dental, vision, 401K, and U.S. working visa (H1B) and permanent residence (Green Card) application support.

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.

Richard McGeary, MBA, PHR
HR Generalist

I.M. Systems Group, Inc.
3206 Tower Oaks Boulevard | Suite 300
Rockville | MD | 20852
P: 240.833.1889 x.13126
F: 240.235.4318 (HR Only)
McGearyR at imsg.com<mailto:McGearyR at imsg.com>

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