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Diversity Statement

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.


The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the Northeast. The FEMC Database and Web Developer supports FEMC’s data archiving, sharing, integration and exploration mission by overseeing and implementing the development and management of the FEMC data archive, website and associated cyberinfrastructure. Responsible for creating and managing complex databases to archive and serve data from forest health and other environmental monitoring/research projects; administering the FEMC website, including maintenance, development of new features, and troubleshooting; developing new online data access and visualization tools; and assisting FEMC staff and cooperators with data access and analysis tasks. Assist FEMC staff in creating and maintaining automated data collection protocols, collecting air quality monitoring samples in the field, servicing environmental sensors and field stations, and related technical and administrative tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, information technology or related field with coursework in computer science or information technology and three to five years of related experience to include creation and maintenance of databases and database-driven websites with complex user interaction required. Website development and system operations experience required. Proficiency in HTML5, CSS 3, PHPSQL and JavaScript (including JQuery) required. Effective written and oral communication skills, organizational capacity to prioritize efforts around multiple ongoing projects, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a small team required.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience collecting data in the field or maintaining environmental sensors desirable. Familiarity with environmental issues and basic research principles and methods desirable.

Special Conditions

A probationary period may be required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees