Assistant Data Manager, Sonoran Desert Network Inventory and Monitoring Program

Hi Kristen and Mark,

Thanks again for your time – getting to speak with real, live data managers is incredibly valuable to me.

Speaking to my values and specific tech skills a bit more – these links may add detail:

I’m a big believer in Open Notebook Science to record and reflect on learning and research .

Here’s work on / exploration of Python:

https://mountainsol.wordpress.com/?s=python

On SQL:

https://mountainsol.wordpress.com/?s=SQL

Here’s my coursework blog for my Python GIS coursework at UWF:

http://gis-jessel.blogspot.com/

Here’s my other one for remote sensing class, it has examples of submitted maps:

http://gisdatapro.blogspot.com/

I forgot to mention ability to use the Java application Maxent w/ Tom Colson to create species distribution maps in .ASCII form – I made a digitized manual for that here – kind of an example of documentation.

http://openwetware.org/wiki/GSMNP:Notebook/MaxEnt

Maxent is how the Smokies was able to create the “likely species distribution map” recently released here:

https://science.nature.nps.gov/parks/grsm/species/

You don’t actually need supercomputers to create the maps – they just used super computers to do it very quickly and create comparisons between the maps. You can create the maps on a desktop windows or mac that can run Java applications (maxent.jar).

I’m also attaching a syllabus from my most recent class on Geographic Software Design to give you a better idea of the range of mobile applications I’ve had exposure to / training in.

Also Kristen this is the NoSQL tutorial I was following to try and create a data visualization from chemistry data (I never connected the interface to the NoSQL db and ultimately went with Tableau public to create my interactive data visualizations for IBSS.org):

http://adilmoujahid.com/posts/2015/01/interactive-data-visualization-d3-dc-python-mongodb/

I collect the range of tools and applications I come across here: http://mountainsol.tumblr.com/

A core value of mine is continual learning / skill development and I appreciate that your work opportunity supports that goal.

Best,

Tanner

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Tanner Jessel wrote: > Hi Kristen and Mark,
>
> Your time and date work for me.
>
> Looking forward to chatting with you and Mark on Thursday morning. >
> Thanks,
>
> Tanner
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Bonebrake, Kristen
> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Tanner,
>>
>> Mark Isely (the Data Manager for the Chihuahuan Desert Network) and I >> would like to schedule an interview this Thursday, 8/25 at 10am Arizona >> time. Would that time work for you? If not please propose other dates and >> time that would work for you.
>>
>> You’ll call into a conference line with Mark and myself. Please call >> 520-751-6860 when you hear a list of options start press 6, then the >> conference code is 12661.
>>
>> Thank you and look forward to the interview.
>>
>> Kristen Bonebrake
>> Data Manager
>> Sonoran Desert Network
>> 12661 E. Broadway Blvd.
>> Tucson, AZ 85748
>> Phone: (520) 751-6864
>> Email: kristen_bonebrake@nps.gov
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 1:40 PM, Tanner Jessel >> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thank you!
>>>
>>> It’s a pleasure to submit an application to serve as assistant data >>> manager for the Sonoran Desert I&M network.
>>>
>>> Working for NPS I&M group has been my “dream job” guiding me from a >>> B.S. in Ecology to an M.S Information Sciences with a minor in >>> computational science.
>>>
>>> From my coursework you can see I loaded up on special environmental >>> information management courses while at UT-Knoxville’s School of >>> Information Sciences. My goal was to develop the data management >>> skills needed by the Park Service. I even designed my own course >>> working with Smokies GIS program manager Tom Colson that resulted in a >>> new map for rangers detailing where highly poached species are located >>> near roads and trails. When a class wasn’t specifically about >>> environmental information, I usually turned class assignments into >>> explorations of my favorite topic: the NPS I&M program.
>>>
>>> Along with specialized education – I have experience working for the >>> Park Service as both a volunteer and professional. During my career >>> with the U.S. Geological Survey’s former National Biological >>> Information Infrastructure, I worked with Fred Dieffenbach of the >>> Northeast Temperate Inventory & Monitoring Network to create an online >>> data portal with maps, data, and web apps about the Appalachian Trail. >>> Later, I volunteered with Keith Langdon, retired Great Smoky Mountains >>> N.P. I&M biologist, to craft a land use history dataset for the >>> Smokies using historic air photos. That led to an practicum experience >>> with Smokies GIS guru Tom Colson, who valued my interdisciplinary >>> knowledge of computer science and ecology to create species >>> distribution models. I worked with Paul Super to communicate those >>> efforts in a poster. Jen Williams can point out I’ve donated my time >>> and expertise as Webmaster/ Social Media manager for Partners in >>> Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Shelaine can speak to my >>> communication & tech skills.
>>>
>>> Thanks for the opportunity to apply – I’d greatly appreciate a chance >>> to interview.
>>>
>>> Please find my resume attached as a PDF.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Tanner
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Bonebrake, Kristen
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hello Tanner,
>>> >
>>> > Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Data Manager position at >>> > SODN.
>>> > This job opportunity is being offered through the partnership of Tucson >>> > Audubon Society (TAS). Attached is the PD for the posting in TAS. If >>> > you
>>> > have further interest, please send me your resume to review and setup >>> > for
>>> > potential phone interview.
>>> >
>>> > Thank you,
>>> >
>>> > Kristen Bonebrake
>>> > Data Manager
>>> > Sonoran Desert Network
>>> > 12661 E. Broadway Blvd.
>>> > Tucson, AZ 85748
>>> > Phone: (520) 751-6864
>>> > Email: kristen_bonebrake@nps.gov
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Tanner Jessel >>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi Kristen,
>>> >>
>>> >> “Data Manager” with NPS I&M is my “dream” job – I’ve applied to quite >>> >> a few listings.
>>> >>
>>> >> The farthest I’ve gotten was interviewing with Kelly Kozar for her >>> >> assistant data manger job in Hawaii – that was pretty competitive and >>> >> didn’t pan out.
>>> >>
>>> >> Your new post to the I&M list-serv came to me from NETN’s Fred >>> >> Dieffenbach – but I’m not seeing anything with the Park Service in >>> >> Tucson on USAjobs.gov
>>> >>
>>> >> Is this opportunity open to non-NPS employees?
>>> >>
>>> >> If so, will it be on USAjobs.gov or somewhere else?
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks,
>>> >>
>>> >> Tanner
>>> >
>>> >
>>
>>
>
510fall2015.pdf

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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