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Staff Scientist, National Climate Assessment

Position: National Climate Assessment Staff Scientist at the U.S. Global Change Research Program


Job Description:

ICF seeks to hire a National Climate Assessment (NCA) Staff Scientist to serve as a technical expert and project coordinator for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) NCA team. The successful candidate will support the development of the upcoming Fifth NCA (NCA5) and amplification of NCA5 upon publication. The overall responsibility will be focused on providing technical, programmatic, and content-focused leadership, coordination, and administrative support to NCA participants (both internal and external to USGCRP), as well as other USGCRP assessment products as needed. Candidates are sought with expertise in climate science, particularly as it relates to ecology and urban/built environment issues.


The USGCRP coordinates and integrates global change research and supporting activities conducted by 13 Federal Agencies and Departments, and is overseen by representatives from those agencies and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The day-to-day activities and operations of the USGCRP are facilitated by the USGCRP NCO, which is responsible for promoting interagency coordination and integration of Federal climate and global change research programs and facilitating international cooperation.


Key Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide scientific expertise related to global climate change for author teams and others involved in the NCA process. This includes but is not limited to identifying and developing technical resources, helping interpret indicators and modeling scenarios, developing summaries of published research, and creations of tools, materials, or processes for assessment production.
  • Coordinate selected activities of NCA author teams and leadership committees, including arranging meetings, developing agendas, building out timelines, and identifying necessary resources.
  • Write and develop a variety of materials for internal and external use, including derivative products, slide decks for internal and external presentations, and assessment author guidance materials.
  • Synthesize discussion and provide readouts for large meetings and internal leadership.
  • Develop, plan, and implement events related to NCA report development and author support.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for NCA5 amplification, use, and support, including speaking at conferences, external meetings, and events.
  • Support planning and implementation of future NCA or other assessment activities as needed.
  • Contribute to technical materials and analyses as needed, including publication and presentation of scientific findings in various technical fora.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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