Digital Soil Mapping Specialist

Dec 31 2010 09:00
Dec 31 2010 23:00
America/New York
Ag Canada is planning to hire a DSM specialist to work on the GlobalSoilMap.net project in Canada. The salary scale goes up to Canadian $ 100,000. Location: Negotiable within the AAFC network of offices across Canada
Job description: 
Provide technical leadership in implementing a program in digital (predictive) soil mapping in support of regional, national and international efforts to produce gridded soil attribute maps of Canadian landscapes. The program will build on the use of existing legacy data within the Canadian Soil Information System using a variety of technologies and software. Applicants should have sound understanding of spatial analyses within the ARC GIS and SAGA geographic information systems, spatial statistics, DEMs, inference systems, and preferably experience with automated landform classification software. Experience in the use of soil data in biophysical process modeling would also be an asset. Work will be conducted within a team of pedologists to support AAFC contributions to the GlobalSoilMap.net and related projects and assist with internal training in DSM technologies and techniques. The incumbent will be expected to present results to scientific conferences/workshops and to contribute to publishing results in journal and technical bulletins.
Requirements: 
Post graduate degree in soil science or related discipline. Experience in soil survey, and/or management of soil survey databases within a GIS environment. Knowledge of related software and programming languages. Strong interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in team environment.
Annual brutto salary: 
Based on experience.

Location

Manitoba
Canada
Job duration: 
Full time, indeterminant
Contact: 
Those with an interest in this opportunity are requested to send their CV and a letter expressing interest in and availability for the position to scott.smith@agr.gc.ca Canadian Society of Soil Science 24 Aberdeen Ave P.O. Box 637 Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0
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