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Opening for Permit Manager at UNAVCO

Date: 05/30/2014

Job opening announcement forwarded from Darren Myers, UNAVCO:

UNAVCO seeks a full-time Permit Manager to lead a small permitting team in support of the PBO and other continuous geodetic networks across the Americas and the globe.

For more than a decade, UNAVCO, Inc. has spearheaded the use of cutting-edge technology to provide robust operational and observational support for researchers exploring the lithospheric processes (e.g. earthquakes, volcanoes, plate motion), the dynamics and influence of Earth’s cryosphere, the Earth’s response to changes in ground water volume and distribution, sea level change and other aspects of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. UNAVCO built and operates the Plate Boundary Observatory, the geodetic component of EarthScope, named “The Universe’s Most Epic Project” by Popular Science in 2011. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high precision geodetic GPS/GNSS, Terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) and other techniques.  As a Large Facility of the National Science Foundation, we operate the US national geodesy Data Center on behalf of NSF and provide cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with other national and international Earth science data centers. UNAVCO also supports focused programs in education and workforce development for geosciences.  

Our long-term success depends on development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce that draws on and cultivates talent across the demographic spectrum of gender and ethnicity, across international boundaries, and across scientific disciplines.

UNAVCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran)
Position Overview

This is a fulltime position in our Boulder, CO office
Salary Range: $67,608 - $101,412

UNAVCO offers a very competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, Supplemental Benefits, 4-weeks PTO, Retirement with a 10% employer contribution, RTD EcoPass, and onsite Fitness Center to name a few.
Permit Manager

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

· Bachelor’s degree in business or law, or similar field providing appropriate background in property and contract law.
· Five or more years of experience in scientific site permitting, public land management, or right-of-way acquisitions and management, or equivalent education and experience. 

· Refined interpersonal skills necessary to work with land owners/managers, government agencies, community representatives, peers, and community representatives.
· Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant requirements, including procurement standards and allowable costs, and the ability to effectively transfer that knowledge orally and in writing to others.
· Ability to prepare written reports and presentations to support the needs of senior management, in particular, the Directors of Business Affairs and Geodetic Infrastructure.
· Working knowledge of: 1) database systems for scientific data, metadata, and document management; 2) MS/Apple operating systems; 3) standard personal computer software and packages.

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

· Additional skills in common GIS software (e.g. ARCGIS) or other mapping packages (e.g. Generic Mapping Tools) are a major plus.
How to Apply:

Visit our website at www.unavco.org for more information about geodesy and our work. If you are interested in joining our team apply online at www.unavco.org/careers.

Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume with your online application.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Please no calls from agencies or recruiters.