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Lab Assistant 2

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Job Description:

Job Number
20190432

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date
07-31-2019

Job Close Date
08-14-2019

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled


Additional Deadline Information


Title Code
9603

Payroll Title Name
LAB AST 2

Working Title Name
Lab Assistant 2

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
The Marine Science Institute promotes and administers innovative research and education outreach activities spanning 14 disciplines. MSI is a complex organization of 9 administrative/service units and 5 research centers. Activities include administering over $86 million in extramural and intramural funding in over 400 project codes and an education outreach program that brings approximately 20,000 visitors to the REEF (Research Experience and Education Facility) each year. In 2017-2018, 151 academic personnel, 187 career and limited appointment staff, 59 graduate students, and 187 undergraduate students were engaged in MSI research and outreach projects.

The Lab is dedicated to understanding the impacts of non-native species in riparian and aquatic ecosystems, developing methods for their management, and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function in western riparian habitats.

Department Code-Name
MSII-Marine Science Institute

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding


FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
CB -Science, Lab & Allied Services

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)
C-Technicians (e.g., Computer Resource Specialists, Lab Asst, Artist)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

A little help* Go to Salary Scales 17.81

Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)
19.22

Advertised Range Rate Type
Hourly

Other Advertised Salary Range Comments
$17.81 - $19.22/hr

Percentage of full-time
80

Days
Monday-Friday, generally

Hours
32 hours per week

Appointment Type

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Limited Appointment End Date

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Is this a NEW CAREER position*
Yes

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Assists PI's and researchers in the RIVR Lab with riparian restoration and research projects. Restoration responsibilities include field work at restoration sites in Ventura County, removing invasive plants (herbicide use and weeding), native plant collection and propagation, plant installation, and site maintenance. Laboratory duties include maintaining organisms (primarily plants and insects), data collection and management, insect/plant collection and curation, assisting with preparation of information concerning the program for dissemination to stakeholders, website maintenance, and general laboratory maintenance. Other duties include biological/environmental monitoring at field locations to evaluate restoration effectiveness.

Minimum Requirements
Coursework in ecology including courses in plant biology, entomology, and ecosystem ecology.
Knowledge of southern California native and non-native plant species, especially in riparian habitats.
Experience working with insects, including maintaining colonies and performing field releases.
Proficient using word processing and spreadsheet software (eg. MS Word and Excel).
Comfortable handling a range of organisms.

Desirable Requirements
BS in biology (concentration in Ecology)
Ability to identify plant and insect species.
Experience managing databases.
Experience with riparian restoration.

Special Conditions of Employment

A little help* Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines Maintain a valid CA driver's license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program
Satisfactory criminal history background check

Other Special Conditions of Employment
Position dependent on grant funding. Current funding end date is 08/30/20 with the possibility of extension.

Other Recruitment Notes


Optional Applicant Documents
Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Other Document (3)

Required Applicant Documents
Resume
Cover Letter

JOB DESCRIPTION

FLSA Exemption Status

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CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)
TX - Technical Unit (UPTE-CWA)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)
E

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End Date for Other Appointment Type (e.g., Contract or 18-month Career)


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Type of Supervision Received

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of plant-insect interactions and how organisms perform regulation of plant communities, handling and rearing a range of insect and plant species, knowledge of survey methods to document insect herbivore impact on plants, ability to identify native and non-native plants and insects in southern California ecosystems, proficiency in using field and laboratory equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Continuously=Activity occurs 66%
Frequently=Activity occurs 33% to 66%
Occasionally=Activity occurs Not Applicable=Activity does not exist

Stand
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Walk
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Sit
OCCAS.

Bend
OCCAS.

Crouch/Squat
OCCAS.

Kneel/Crawl
OCCAS.

Climb
N/A

Reach above shoulder level
FREQ.

Use keyboard/mouse
FREQ.

Hand Activities: Fine dexterity
FREQ.

Hand Activities: Hand twisting
OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Simple grasping
FREQ.

Hand Activities: Power grasping
OCCAS.

Other (please specify activity)


Frequency of Other Activity
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Lifting Activities: Light lifting (
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Lifting Activities: Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs)
OCCAS.

Lifting Activities: Heavy lifting ( 50 lbs)
N/A

Push/Pull Activities: Light pushing/pulling (
FREQ.

Push/Pull Activities: Moderate pushing/pulling (20-50 lbs of force)
N/A

Push/Pull Activities: Heavy pushing/pulling ( 50 lbs of force)
N/A

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Read/Comprehend
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Write
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Communicate Orally
CONTIN.

Reason and Analyze
CONTIN.

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Frequency of Other Activity
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ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Is exposed to excessive noise
OCCAS.

Is around moving machinery
OCCAS.

Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity
OCCAS.

Is exposed to dust
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Is exposed to fumes
N/A

Is exposed to gases
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Is exposed to radiation
N/A

Is exposed to microwave
N/A

Drives motorized equipment
FREQ.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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