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Vegetation Monitoring Support

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job Number
20190231

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date
04-29-2019

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled
05-13-2019

Additional Deadline Information


Title Code
9603

Payroll Title Name
LAB AST 2

Working Title Name
Vegetation Monitoring Support

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):


Department Code-Name
MSII-Marine Science Institute

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding
Position dependent upon grant funding. Current funding ends 11/30/20 with the possibility of extension.

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 17.93

Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)
17.83

Advertised Range Rate Type
Hourly

Other Advertised Salary Range Comments
$17.83/hr.

Percentage of full-time
100.00

Days
Monday - Friday

Hours
8am - 5pm

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) Vegetation Monitoring Support
Duties performed under the oversight of USDA Forest Service Personnel. The LA II is responsible for conducting field sampling primarily related to vegetation (e.g. forest stand structure, tree mortality, species diversity, and vegetation regeneration), but also related to forest fuels, soils, physiological status of plants and other ecological parameters. Most field work will follow a modified common stand exam or line- point intercept protocol. The LA II will also assist in fuelbreak restoration, which includes seed collection and processing. The LA II will assist the supervisor in ensuring that equipment and data are managed properly. Data entry and summarization will be required.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in ecology, forestry, botany, range science,
environmental science or related natural science field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one year experience with vegetation field monitoring, data entry and summarization.

Desirable Requirements
Excellent organizational skills with one year data management, equipment management, crew management, and planning experience.
Experience in identifying trees and shrubs.
Experience in backcountry camping.
Experience in use of map, compass, and GPS units for location and travel.
Ability to take a leadership role and make executive decisions without input from supervisor.

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

Other Special Conditions of Employment
CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified (certification may be accomplished after job offer is made, with registration cost paid by the employer)

The duty station will be in Goleta, CA.

Housing will not be provided. Occasionally, the crew may be required to car camp with campsites paid for by the employer for multi-day overnight stays. These "dispersed" campsites lack running water and restrooms. Campsites will change periodically depending on duration of work at each site. When available, and as needed, USFS operated bunkhouses will be provided to the crew.

*Must be in good physical condition
*Ability to hike 5+ miles per day with a heavy pack through difficult and steep terrain often without trails and often in areas burned by
wildfire
*Willingness and ability to work in rugged/remote conditions, possibly with overnight stays away from vehicles.
*Ability to work in extremely hot and dry as well as cold and wet conditions

Position dependent on grant funding. Current funding ends 11/30/2020 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

Grade Type
Other

Grade Type


Grade Type


Grade Type


Grade Type


Grade
None

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


Provision Number
Pos #40183557

Type of Supervision Received

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
BS or BA in a related field with relevant course work plus 2 years work experience.

Experience with southern California flora is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Stand
FREQ.

Walk
FREQ.

Sit
FREQ.

Bend
FREQ.

Crouch/Squat
FREQ.

Kneel/Crawl
FREQ.

Climb
OCCAS.

Reach above shoulder level
OCCAS.

Use keyboard/mouse
OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Fine dexterity
OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Hand twisting
OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Simple grasping
FREQ.

Hand Activities: Power grasping
OCCAS.

Other (please specify activity)


Frequency of Other Activity
N/A

Lifting Activities: Light lifting (
FREQ.

Lifting Activities: Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs)
OCCAS.

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

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

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

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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Perform Calculations
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Communicate Orally
CONTIN.

Reason and Analyze
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Other (please specify activity)


Frequency of Other Activity
N/A

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Is exposed to excessive noise
N/A

Is around moving machinery
N/A

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

Is exposed to dust
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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