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UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies Research Analyst in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Tracking Code ERDC-21-1182-W

Job Code 21-1182

Posting Title Research Analyst

Post Date 8/17/2021

Full Time / Part-Time Full Time

Travel Up to 25%

City Vicksburg

State MS

Country US

Description RESEARCH ANALYST (ERDC-21-1182-W):

Bowhead seeks a Research Analyst to support the Engineering Research and Development Center, Environmental Labs contract located in Vicksburg, MS. The Research Analyst will participate and execute coastal projects focused on the use of Nature Based Solutions, Natural and Nature Based Features and Natural Infrastructure, and potential impact of USACE dredging activities in coastal ecosystems. The Research Analyst shall work with the team on experimental design, data collection, analysis of results, and writing reports and papers.

Tasks shall include:

  • Participation in weekly team meetings to provide oral updates about ongoing work;

Monthly written status reports and data summaries; Additional quarterly reporting via laboratory and field data sheets and data sets via electronic media; Providing materials for written reports that are suitable for inclusion in technical publications.

  • Execution of lab work, such as 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.

  • Manage lab and field supplies and identify items that need to be ordered in maintain necessary levels.

  • Prepare, calibrate, and maintain field equipment such as YSI water quality units.

  • Specific areas of work may include: invertebrate ecology, submerged aquatic vegetation, salt marsh ecology, coastal restoration, invasive species, ecological study design, and/or threatened and endangered species.

  • Work may include field data collections efforts in nearshore and offshore environments that require working from a boat.

  • Other tasks would involve: Analyzes experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings; keeps detailed logs of all work-related activities; uses computers and computer-interfaced equipment to perform work duties; cleans, maintains, and prepares supplies and work areas; and sets up, adjusts, calibrates, cleans, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory and field equipment. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Travel Requirement: Travel to assist with collection of field samples and to attend stakeholder meetings in the Great Lakes and Great Plains Regions (Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Kansas). Travel may also include regional trips (Mississippi and Louisiana). Each trip would be for 5 to 10 days for the Great Lakes and Great Plains Region; regional travel may include day trips or travel up to 5-days. Estimating a total for 8 trips will be required for this task.

Requirements • Associates Degree and two to five (2-5+) years of experience in a related field or related area, or a combination of education and experience.

• 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 Public Trust (NAC) level clearance. US Citizenship is a requirement for 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 www.uicalaska.com, 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 (https://uicalaska.com/careers/recruitment/).

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 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.

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  • UIC and its Family of Companies 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.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)