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Staff Research Associate II - Wetland

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Number
20190615

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date
10-25-2019

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled
11-12-2019

Additional Deadline Information
Deadline extended. Reapplication unnecessary.

Title Code
9617

Payroll Title Name
SRA 2 NON EXEMPT

Working Title Name
Staff Research Associate II - Wetland

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. The position is located at the UCSB SONGS Mitigation Monitoring office in Carlsbad, California.

Department Code-Name
MSII-Marine Science Institute

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding
Position dependent upon grand funding. Current funding through 12/31/2021 with the possibility of extension.

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

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)
B-Professionals

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

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Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)
23.95

Advertised Range Rate Type
Hourly

Other Advertised Salary Range Comments
23.95/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*
No

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Provides field and laboratory support for a long-term study investigating the performance of an artificial reef used to mitigate the loss of kelp forest habitat caused by the operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Under general direction conducts biological and physical surveys of kelp forests using SCUBA, processes samples in the laboratory, and assists in the development of the project's data management system.

Minimum Requirements
-Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science, Biology, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-California Department of Waterways Boater Card, to be obtained by date of hire.

Desirable Requirements
MA or equivalent in biology or ecology with field experience in the coastal wetlands of southern California. Knowledge of statistical procedures and GIS packages (e.g. ArcInfo) and experience in towing, launching, & navigating small research boats (14'). Experience in providing data products, analyses, and visualizations of data from subsets or comprehensive data sets. Experience with the identification of and methods used in sampling coastal wetland birds. Knowledge of common marine and coastal wetland organisms found in California, including fish, invertebrates, algae, plants, and birds.

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
Work location: Carlsbad, CA.
*Research SCUBA certification, 60ft minimum.
*Able to lift heavy objects and endure the physical demands of an ambitious diving schedule.
*Nitrox scuba certified.
*Basic boating certificate from the California Department of
Boating and Waterways, or an equivalent certification.
Position dependent upon grant funding.

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)
RX - Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-CWA)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)
E

Grade Type
Other

Grade Type
Not Assigned

Grade Type
Not Assigned

Grade Type
Not Assigned

Grade Type
Not Assigned

Grade
None

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


Provision Number


Type of Supervision Received

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor's degree in marine science, biology, or other related field.
Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, with sharp attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and with collaborators and staff scientists to achieve project tasks and goals.
Strong knowledge of taxonomy and identification of marine and coastal wetland organisms.
Ability to endure the physical demands of an field ambitious field schedule.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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Bend
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Crouch/Squat
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Kneel/Crawl
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Climb
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Reach above shoulder level
OCCAS.

Use keyboard/mouse
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Hand Activities: Fine dexterity
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Hand Activities: Hand twisting
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Hand Activities: Simple grasping
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Hand Activities: Power grasping
OCCAS.

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Frequency of Other Activity
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Lifting Activities: Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs)
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Lifting Activities: Heavy lifting ( 50 lbs)
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Push/Pull Activities: Light pushing/pulling (
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Push/Pull Activities: Moderate pushing/pulling (20-50 lbs of force)
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Push/Pull Activities: Heavy pushing/pulling ( 50 lbs of force)
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MENTAL REQUIREMENTS


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Reason and Analyze
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Frequency of Other Activity
No Response

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Is exposed to excessive noise
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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
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Is exposed to gases
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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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