UNAVCO seeks a Permitting Assistant to support the permitting team and project managers with renewing permits with land owners for the Network of the Americas (NOTA). NOTA is comprised of over 1200 geophysical stations (GPS/GNSS, borehole strainmeter + seismic) that span Alaska, the lower 48 states, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. A subset of NOTA stations contributes to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) ShakeAlert program, the earthquake early warning system in California, Oregon, and Washington.
UNAVCO, is a Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, university governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive.
For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the use of cutting-edge technology while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring tectonics (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level, and aspects of the hydrosphere, and atmosphere. UNAVCO operates a multinational network of geophysical instrumentation on behalf of the National Science Foundation.
The Permitting Assistant works closely with the Senior Contracts and Permitting Manager and Project Manager on permitting and landowner relations as it relates to land use. The Permitting Assistant is an ambassador representing UNAVCO’s values to scientists, private landowners, sponsors, private companies, public agencies and other community members during the permitting process and is expected to strengthen relationships between these constituents and UNAVCO.