Job Close Date: 
April 8, 2013 (All day)

The AREMP Data manager position is now open

Merit: 13-06570056-05316G-CO (open 3/28-4/08)

Demo: 13-06570056-05316DP-CO (open 3/28 – 4/08)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: GS-2210-11 – IT Specialist (Data Manager) – Starting salary is $59,338
LOCATION: Corvallis, Oregon

This position will focus on improving the Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Programs (AREMP) database management by building on our current program and expanding our capabilities. The duties of this position consist of: updating and maintaining an ArcGIS SDE with versioning and replication; maintaining and creating data applications for field data recorders, laser levels, and temperature probes; building calculations at the database level to calculate parameters for watershed health evaluation; performing QA/QC checks on the data; running data queries for local unit data requests and for reports; work with AREMP members and outside experts to analyze data and make data easily accessible for Forest Service and BLM units; publishing the data to the EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse) for others to use; investigating the use of other agencies stream monitoring data.
Experience with the following programs is highly desired: ArcGIS SDE; Python programming; Java script; SQL Query language; ArcPad; Microsoft SQL server; Microsoft Access;.NET programming; VBScript; Oracle.
PLEASE NOTE: This position will be publicly advertised in the near future. To apply for the position, you must do so through, where it will also be advertised.

About the Aquatic & Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program (AREMP)
The Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program is a multi-federal agency program which assesses the effectiveness of the Aquatic Conservation Strategy in maintaining or restoring the condition of watersheds in the Northwest Forest Plan area (western Oregon and Washington and northwest California). Data are used to make inferences about the condition of watersheds across the Plan area to determine whether the Plan’s Aquatic Conservation Strategy is achieving the goal of maintaining or improving the condition of watersheds. For more information on the Aquatic & Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program, visit our website at

About the Community
Corvallis is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, ninety miles southwest of Portland, 35 miles south of Oregon's capital city of Salem, and about 40 miles north of Eugene. The Pacific Ocean and world renowned shoreline is an hour drive from Corvallis. It has a population of 50,000 and receives approximately 40 inches of annual precipitation in a mild climate. Corvallis is the home of Oregon State University and offers big city amenities while maintaining a small town atmosphere. It has a full service community with elementary and high schools, churches, shopping, and restaurants. Linn-Benton Community College is located 10 miles east of Corvallis and Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. Corvallis is known for its excellent hiking and biking trail system and strong recycling program. More information about the area is available from the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce website: