Scientist I-Remote (Biotech)
Akima Systems Engineering (ASE) supports the Intelligence, DoD, and Science and Research communities with tools, domain knowledge, analyst teams and essential mission staffing services. We continually seek people with the skills, experience and passion to successfully leverage the complete intelligence lifecycle across America's most critical initiatives. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) characterizes, interprets, and distributes the geologic framework model of the nation through geologic mapping and associated research. The NCGMP's vision is to create an integrated, three-dimensional, digital geologic framework of the United States and its territories to address the nation's rapidly changing natural resource needs. In 2022, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117–58, div. D, title II, §40202(a)) amended Section 4(d) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 U.S.C. 31c(d)) to include a new geologic mapping component for abandoned mine lands and mine waste.
Akima is hiring a Scientist I to support the NCGMP Program Office staff perform mission-essential Program functions and execute day-to-day tasks required to support all NCGMP Program Components. The Scientist will assist in the procurement of administrative and grants management support to establish annual cooperative agreements for both the Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition (GLGMC) and the Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (MRI) abd provide GIS and logistical support related to the development of geodatabases for NCGMP-sponsored mapping projects.
Establishing Cooperative Agreements: Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition:
Submit 1992 financial assistance approval package and related documentation.
Submit the FARA, Sole Source Justification, and Notice of Intent for each award.
Submit FACS entries for GLGMC awards.
Management of Proposal Evaluation Process.
Organizing Great Lakes Annual Meeting.
Establishing Cooperative Agreements: Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (MRI):
Submit the 1992 financial assistance approval package and related documentation.
Submit the FARA, Sole Source Justification, Notice of Intent.
Draft and send annual Earth MRI Guidance/Solicitation to relevant state geological surveys – one guidance document adapted to each State.
Schedule informational calls with state Primary Investigators.
Manage planning letters and draft proposal submissions and informal PO review and feedback.
Schedule another round of calls with state PIs - notification of informal proposal evaluation.
Handle the procurement request process in FBMS.
Manage Program Office technical (formal) evaluation of incoming proposals – one technical evaluation form completed per proposal.
Overall status tracking throughout Annual Earth MRI Proposal Process to ensure all requirements are met through the course of the cycle.
Establishing Cooperative Agreements: STATEMAP and EDMAP Support.
Input deliverables (for funded proposals) into Management System.
Managing EDMAP Student Tracking.
Knowledge of basic geologic theory and techniques of geologic map making, knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) techniques for archival and graphical presentation of data, and professional-level abilities to understand, interpret and evaluate 2D and 3D geologic maps that depict surficial sediments, bedrock, and structure using established conventions.
Possess skills in typical office software (e.g., for word processing, database use, preparing presentations, designing graphics).
GIS computer skills sufficient to enter and retrieve data from various databases; and to summarize and display data in textual, map, graphical, and tabular forms as would be obtained through a graduate degree in the geological sciences and/or an undergraduate degree with extensive related practical work experience.
General knowledge of program and budget formulation processes sufficient for participation in the articulation of plans, program objectives and justifications, Program Announcement narratives, and economic analyses of organization programs, operations, and activities.
Skills in oral and written communication needed to summarize information and to write status reports, including skills in library research techniques sufficient to locate applicable references.
Professional manner, ability to work well with other project members and with state geological surveys and other cooperators.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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