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Subject: Job Opening Programmer Analyst (fisheries)
From: Jim Bence <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 7 Jan 1998 22:16:27 -0500

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Position for Programmer Analyst
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Closing Date Extended: January 16, 1998 or until suitable applicant has
been found

This position announcement is being reposted because the closing date has
been extended.

The quantitative fisheries group in the MSU Fisheries and Wildlife
Department is now seeking a programmer analyst for a full time limited-term
position.  At MSU these limited-term (off-date) positions are funded
through a set date, which may be extended by written mutual agreement.
This position will involve a mix of database management, data analysis, and
computer programming to support our modeling work. The ideal candidate will
have background in population dynamics and modeling and will have strong
computer skills.  Fisheries knowledge a plus.

To apply for this position call the MSU Human Resources Employment Office
at MSU (517) 432-1662 to obtain an application.

*** Applications and Resume should be submitted to Human Resources as
instructed.  Applications should reference the position number given in the
formal position description below.

Please submit a SECOND COPY of these same application materials (and  the
names and contact information (phone, e-mail, mail address) for three
references if not included as part of the Resume), a personal statement of
qualifications and career goals and any other supporting materials (e.g.,
samples of publications) directly to:

James R. Bence
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

A formal position description follows:

Programmer Analyst (Grade 11)  Position number P70818 ---   starting Salary
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

REQUIRED: knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in
college, technical, vocational or business school in computer science,
quantitative sciences, or related area; one to three years of related and
progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in developing
computer programs to implement dynamic systems models and database
including statistical computing languages such as SAS or SPSS; familiarity
with WWW, E-mail, and use of networked computer resources; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.

DESIRED: Experience with Windows 95 and other Microsoft operating systems
and software; Experience programming in a Unix environment, experience with
general linear models and other statistical methods in SAS, experience in
simulation programming using Gauss or similar high level languages,
experience with Mathematica or similar analytical tools. Experience with
managing networked resources (backup systems, mounting file systems,
TCP/IP, Ethernet), and coordinating software/hardware in a multiuser
environment. Experience in creating computer generated graphics for
exploring data and for presentation purposes.

BASIC FUNCTION: assists departmental faculty in quantitative research on
fishery and aquatic systems. Organizes databases, analyzes data according
to instructions, produces graphs of results.  Implements as operating
computer programs (simulation programs) mathematical models developed as
part of faculty/graduate student research. Runs simulation models and
summarizes output. Coordinates use of multiuser Unix/PC computing
environment. Working hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and may vary. Duties
associated with this position involve working on a video display terminal
70% of the time.

This is an off-date position funded through January 31, 2000

MSU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution

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