Deadline Extended! SE CASC Job Opportunity: Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts)

We are hiring a position at the Southeast CASC through the USGS Pathways Program, to support interpretation of climate model projections for resource managers and ecosystem modelers. Direct link to the vacancy announcement is below. The deadline to apply for this position has been extended until December 2. 

Pathways Recent Graduate: GS-11/12 Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts) 

Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Duty Station: Raleigh, NC or Minneapolis, MN

Vacancy announcement opens November 16, 2020 with negotiable start date.
Apply for this position here

Do you know how to analyze and interpret climate model output? Do you like working and learning with experts from other disciplines? Do you want to help other disciplines better understand and use climate science? Then USGS wants you!

We are recruiting for a current or recent graduate student to engage with natural resource managers and USGS scientists to develop and deliver climate science research and technical assistance to better understand the impacts of a changing climate on eastern US ecosystems and species. Applicants should have a firm understanding of climate models and appropriate application of model outputs (including ‘downscaled’ climate model projections) in impact studies. Applicants should have experience working with climate data (observations and modeled) and translating climate science and data into products that are relevant, useful, and useable to partners.

The position will focus on :

  • Conducting quantitative analyses of climate observations and future scenarios at spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to natural resource managers in the eastern US;
  • Integrating climate model projections into species, habitat, and ecosystem response models; and
  • Developing graphics and written summaries to communicate and translate scientific results for use by natural resource managers and decision makers.

Interested but want to know more? Please contact Ryan Boyles (, Deputy Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.

*Note of guidance for new applicants: As with any Federal government position, applications from outside of the federal government must strictly follow their protocols. Read the small print thoroughly and fill every box that needs to be filled. If you know anyone who has a Federal job now, ask them for hints on how best to apply, in order to ensure your application makes it to the desk of the scientists who are doing the hiring. Unfortunately, many great applications don’t make it through the Federal HR system because applicants did not fill in every single thing that they were supposed to.