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  • Spotty Rain Student Communications Intern

    Internship Details:

    Seeking an intern to assist in the  planning, promotion and social media curation of a Virtual Citizen Science Expo (VCSE). This is part of a project to work with rural and small librarians to plan water-themed informal science learning events and programs. For more information visit www.spottyrain.org.

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • Create drought-themed content for education and promotion
    • Attend planning meetings with stakeholders.
    • Create professional deliverables: social media graphics, event flyers, posters, and other graphic design pieces and webinar/virtual space materials. 
    • Coordinate with OWRC staff to coordinate  promotions.
    • Draft and write press releases and news articles.
    • Design and manage social media strategy for the VCSE.

     

    Skills/Proficiency

    • Experience with AP style, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro and photography.
    • Ability to manage social media platforms.
    • Strong editorial and verbal communication skills, including interviewing skills.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to work independently and willingness to be a team player.
    • Willingness to learn from others and gain knowledge about water resources.

     

    Paid Rate: $10 hour,  from 10 to 20 hours per week maximum
    Dates of Employment: Position Available Beginning Summer and/or Fall 2022

     

    To apply submit the following by email to the contact below:
    Cover Letter
    Resume
    One writing sample and one social media graphic design sample

     

    Contact: 

    Sierra Schupp, Outreach & Communications Specialist

    sierra.schupp@okstate.edu

  • NAISEF Student Communications Intern

    The intern will work directly with the Communication & Outreach Specialist in the Oklahoma Water Resources Center at Oklahoma State University, Sierra Schupp. Intern will work out of Suite 110 in the Noble Research Center and will work with faculty and planning committee.

    The intern will assist with the planning outreach events for the NAISEF (National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair).

     

    The student intern will create promotional materials, complete video editing, develop signage materials, and other media as needed throughout the year. 

    Activities include layout and writing for Family STEM curriculum and event announcements. The internship will provide a broad range of experience including the design of communication and marketing materials, promotions and events, social media strategy and event planning.

     

    Intern experience and knowledge requirements include:

    • Thorough communication, editorial and social media experience.
    • Experience with Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and HootSuite.

     

    Position Available Beginning Summer and/or Fall 2022. The internship requires approximately 15-20 hours per week and is flexible with student class schedules. Interns will be paid $10/hr.

     

    To apply submit the following to the contact below:
    Cover Letter
    Resume
    One writing sample and one social media graphic design sample

     

    Contact:

    Sierra Schupp, Outreach & Communications Specialist

    sierra.schupp@okstate.edu 



  • Staff Full-Time Senior Software Developer

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    Proposed Hiring Range: $51,900 - $77,860/yr.

     

    REQUIRED:

    Bachelor's in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering, Information Technology/Systems/Science, Physics, or related field with 3 years' of experience or Master's

     

    • Knowledge of basic principles of professional/scientific research.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and completed these tasks in a timely manner to the satisfaction of the requestor Demonstrated ability to develop, debug, and revise software code in multiple programming languages such as Terraform, Java, C/C++,C#, Python, SQL, HTML & CSS, JQuery, JavaScript, Fortran, VBA.NET, R, Bash, PowerShell, TypeScript

    PREFERRED:

    • Working knowledge of user interface development systems used in software application development such as GitHub, GitLab, Hadoop, Spark, MS SQL Server, Visual Studio (2015, 2017, 2019), IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, R Studio, Office 365.
    • Knowledge of hardware and software functions, network and operating system specifications, sufficient to develop newwork methods, and standards.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux.
    • Working knowledge of cloud platforms (Azure, AWS).
    • Experience with Microsoft .NET Core 1, .NET 4.0 and Angular.
    • Experience with ESRI’s GIS software suite.
    • Experience working with data stored in cloud storage accounts and PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQL servers.
    • Skill in programming, scripting, statistics, , managing tasks, working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team environments, managing cloud resources, cybersecurity, and working with large temporal and spatial datasets.

     

    Eligibility for Benefits: Full Benefits


    Job Summary:

    The Senior Software Developer for the Oklahoma Water Resources Center (OWRC) willbe headquartered in Stillwater, OK and serve as an integral part of a collaborative research effort between the Oklahoma State University-OWRC, USDA- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This joint effort, titled Dam Analysis Modernization of Tools, Applications, Guidance, and Standardization (DAM-TAGS), will develop engineering tools, design guidance documents, and computational software and applications for monitoring, inspecting, and rehabilitation of aging dams. Through this effort, the incumbent will work closely with a team of scientists at the USDA-ARS Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit (HERU) in Stillwater and the National USDA-ARS Partnerships for Data Innovations to address regional and national issues associated with small watersheddams, reservoirs, and channels.

    The Senior Software Developer is responsible for writing new software code and/or updating and maintaining software code as it relates to hydraulic structures, dam breach modeling, flood routing, among others. The incumbent will design, develop, and test web and selected desktop applications including translating technical specifications into programming specifications and development, documentation, testing, installation, and implementation of new andexisting software. The incumbent will work with team members on selecting the appropriate applications architecture, design of user interfaces, and ensure the rigorous application testing policies and practices in the development and delivery of new or modified applications. The incumbent will extend applications developedabove with existing applications in the cloud environments; interface with cloud user interface to optimize the resources available; interface with SQL Server Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as other cloud System as a Service (SAAS); and work with Internet 2 and High- Performance Computing Clusters to move information to and from cloud. The incumbent will design software in the ESRI stack utilizing Survey123, Collector, Operations Dashboard, and Insights; work with ArcGIS Desktop/Pro, ArcGIS Hub and ArcGIS Online; take advantage of ESRI APIs to provide interoperability; and work with ISO 19115 metadata standard and CSWendpoints. The incumbent will develop and deploy software based on their experience with similar systems and makes decisions based on current technologies to ensure that the developed applications will run on all operating systems. The incumbent will also develop and document procedures to ensure that these systems and software are functioning properly and decide what needs to be done based onanalyses of the situation. The incumbent will provide primary support regarding computer programming in the development of a National data network for the monitoring and inspection of dams and work closely with multi- disciplinary development team including ARS scientists and support staff, other federal partners like NRCS, and university partners.

     

    Responsibility/Duty


    • Responsible for writing new software code and/or updating and maintaining software code as it relates to hydraulic structures, dam breach modeling, flood routing, among others.
    • Designs, develops, and tests web and selected desktop applications; this includes translating technical specifications into programmingspecifications and development, documentation, testing, installation, and implementation of new and existing software.
    • Works with team members on selecting the appropriate applications architecture, design of user interfaces, and ensuring the rigorousapplication testing policies and practices are employed in the development and delivery of new or modified applications.
    • Extends applications developed above with existing applications in the cloud environments. Interfaces with cloud user interface to optimize the resources available. Interfaces with SQL Server Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as other cloud System as a Service (SAAS). Work with Internet 2 and High-Performance Computing Clusters to move information to and from cloud.
    • Designs software in the ESRI stack utilizing Survey123, Collector, Operations Dashboard, and Insights. Working with ArcGISDesktop/Pro, ArcGIS Hub and ArcGIS Online. Take advantage of ESRI APIs to provide interoperability. Work with ISO 19115 metadata standard and CSW endpoints.
    • Develops and deploys software based on their experience with similar systems, and makes decisions based on current technologies to ensure that the developed applications will run on all operating systems.
    • Develops and documents procedures in order to ensure that these systems and software are functioning properly, and decides what needs to be done based on analyses of the situation. Has the ability to select appropriate course of action from acceptable alternatives.
    • Provide primary support regarding computer programming in the development of a data network for the monitoring and inspection of dams
    • Assists and participates in a wide range of activities at the interface between HERU scientists and the unit and multiple-unit level databases, which may include deployment and programming of field data collection equipment, managing theregular communications of data via telemetry and other means, and participating in quality assurance activities with scientists, technicians, and IT specialists. Participates on a team with oversight of HERUcomputer and network operations including maintenance of computer platforms and hardware, software, and associated data management pipelines.
    • Work closely with multi-disciplinary development team including ARS scientists and support staff, other federal partners like NRCS, and university partners.
    • Participates in unit's data management innovation and improvements and works with ARS leadership, multiple unit scientists, and collaborators representing other federal and state partners, academic institutions, etc., andother networks to identify, develop, and implement strategies for future data use. Participates on the data management team supporting those networks.
    • Participates actively in planning and soliciting research support for research projects. Demonstrates potential for independentresearch. May work independently or as a member of team, and has the ability to solicit research projects.

     

    Description

     

    TEAMWORK: Promotes a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner that is respectful of others. Encourages cooperation, collaboration, and co-ownership of success.

    Communicates honestly and openly, listens attentively, and assumes responsibility for resolving difficulties appropriately.Supports diversity in establishing relationships in which all individuals are valued, appreciated and included.

     

    PROFESSIONALISM: Exhibits a courteous, conscientious and businesslike manner in the workplace. Actively endorses and supports OSU's mission and works for fulfillment of vision and goals while acknowledging the contribution of ethical andscholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge. Seeks excellence in all endeavors and is committed to continuous improvement. Seeks knowledge that will provide skills that enable improved job performance. Schedule and participate in at least two hours each week for training including seminars/workshops, reading materials, practicing competency and computer courses or hands-on practice.

     

    SERVICE: Contributes to the success of others by responding to others in a courteous, timely and accurate manner, seeking assistance when necessary to create a positive OSU experience that exceeds the expectations of students, and internal andexternal contacts. Understands performance directly affects the future of OSU and strives to perform to enhance the OSU experience. Remains positive when changes are made to procedures, environment or responsibilities.

     

    STEWARDSHIP: Accepts responsibility for the public's trust and is accountable for individual actions. Demonstrates efficient and effective use of time, equipment and other resources. Maintains confidences and protects security of operations by keeping information confidential and equipment/facilities secure. Works in a safe manner using safety equipment and procedures as appropriate and encourages others to do the same.

     

    SUPERVISORY: Provides leadership, guidance and direction to employees. Selects qualified workers and ensures propertraining and guidance on policies and procedures. Gives positive reinforcement in a timely manner for job success and provides accountability for poor behaviors and performance.

    Communicates information regarding OSU's mission, vision and goals so that employees may increase their contribution to the organization's success.

  • Student Data Management Assistant

    For full consideration apply using the OSU Career Site.

     

    A collaboration between OSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks a Student Data Management Assistant to work with a large team of researchers and staff.  The team is building cloud-based data acquisition technologies for natural resources and environment management (e.g., water resources, soil carbons and nutrients, crop productions, etc.). This will allow data to be integrated into various modeling tools for decision making systems.

    Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding.

     

    Responsibilities:

    The incumbent will assist with data entry, data management, and data analysis efforts including:

    • Extracting, transforming, and loading data into databases
    • Assisting with cleaning and preparing data
    • Maintaining data accuracy and intercomparison from multiple sources
    • Building data dictionary and writing documents for data related applications
    • Data visualization and application development/implementation in cloud platforms

    This position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to apply data management program techniques and procedures.  The Student Data Management Assistant will work 10-20 hours per week, starting immediately.  The position will be located off-campus at the USDA-ARS offices at Lake Carl Blackwell. Work schedule is flexible enough to accommodate class schedules. Hours will be scheduled during Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

     

    Required Qualifications:

    • Currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University
    • Database management and development skills (e.g., data cleaning, query, transforming, and loading)
    • SQL or Python programing, and data visualization using dashboarding tools (e.g., PowerBI or Tableau)
    • Careful attention to details and procedures
    • Proficient at time management and task organization    
    • Able to stay focused on assigned tasks through completion    
    • Excels in an interpersonal, team environment
    • Availability to complete work during traditional workday hours (7:30 am – 4 pm)
    • Commitment to providing 10-20 hours of assistance per week
    • Ability to travel to off-campus duty location
    Starting at $11.00 per hour/Part time
    Permanent US Work Authorization Required
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