Over the past five years, SECOORA and partners have successfully piloted and transitioned to operations a coastal webcam network for the Southeast US. The network, known as WebCOOS, streamlines the collection, storage, and access to real-time and historic webcam imagery and enables image analysis and development of derived products that can be used for decision-making. The WebCOOS infrastructure is being leveraged to scale up to a national webcam network and provide a transformational, cost-effective, multi-use observing network with all of the other IOOS Regional Associations (RAs) as partners.
SECOORA is seeking to hire a Web Camera Network (WebCOOS) Project Manager to lead this multi-year project to expand and operate a national webcam observing network. This position will serve as the primary logistics and operations coordinator for the expansion to a national network. This will involve working with RAs across the country to identify existing cameras for ingestion, scoping out locations for new cameras and assisting with installation, working with SECOORA’s data manager to ingest and QA the data streams, and performing project management tasks such as reporting and contract reviews.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Funding is committed for three years with potential to extend based on additional funding. This position can be hired as an employee or a contractor. Applicants should identify their preference in their cover letter. If the applicant prefers a contractor role, please list the hourly rate in the cover letter. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, estimated in the $65,000 to $80,000 annual salary range for employees; full benefits including medical, paid vacation, and contribution to an individual retirement account.
Submit resume (3 pages maximum) and 1-page cover letter (all as PDF) to Debra Hernandez (email@example.com). Contact information for three professional references will be requested after interviews with the top candidates. The search committee will review applications beginning August 21, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.