Carr Lab Diving Field Technician Seasonal Pool (Junior Specialist)
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3994019
Carr Lab Diving Field Technician Seasonal Pool (Junior Specialist)
Position overview Position title: Carr Lab Diving Field Technician Seasonal Pool (Junior Specialist) Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the scale titled, Represented Specialist Series Fiscal Year. 'Off-scale salaries', i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. The annual salary range for this position is $49,000 - $52,200. The selected candidates' pay will be pro-rated based on their appointments' percentage of time. A reasonable estimate for position's hourly rate is $23.47 - $25.00.
Percent time: Variable, between 50% and 100%. Due to the weather and equipment-dependent nature of the work, the number of hours worked may vary from week to week.
Anticipated start: As early as June 16, 2023. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning June 16, 2023 through December 16, 2023. Initial appointments with effective dates outside of this recruitment period will require an alternative open recruitment. Degree must be completed by June 15, 2023 for employment effective June 16, 2023 and beyond.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for a duration of four to six months, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding and work.
Open March 9, 2023 through Monday, Sep 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by September 4, 2023, you will have until September 18, 2023 to complete your application.
The Carr Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for diving field technicians in marine ecology. Under the direction of Dr. Mark Carr, the technicians will assist with interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in marine ecology, population genetics, fisheries, conservation of nearshore species, and oceanographic drivers of ecological processes. Successful candidates will also participate in a large-scale kelp forest and oceanographic monitoring program along the west coast. SCUBA diving is an essential function of this job.
General responsibilities include: participate in SCUBA based ecological monitoring surveys of kelp forests along the California Coast, coordinate and oversee staff and resources for on-going research projects; plan and organize logistics for local and remote field missions; independently develop and refine sampling design and protocols as needed; collect and perform quality control and basic analysis of data as well as organize and modify project databases; maintain small boats and vehicles; and contribute to the development of technical reports and grant proposals. Given the nature of the position, the diving field technicians must successfully work independently and as part of a team and they must consistently demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills.
Applicants with experience in the following areas strongly encouraged to apply: MOTC certification and experience operating small (15-25) vessels in coastal waters of central California; leading groups of research divers in potentially harsh field conditions; and/or training and overseeing technical field assistants.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidates will travel and work at remote field sites for prolonged periods (1-2 weeks) along the California Coast and must be able to adapt to a flexible field schedule including some evenings and weekends.
Selected candidates must be physically capable of carrying 75 pounds of field equipment to and from field sites.
Selected candidates must provide a letter of reciprocity (LOR) from a participating AAUS institution certifying qualification as a Scientific Research Diver prior to employment.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor degree in marine biology or related field. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 15, 2023.
A minimum of one year of experience in laboratory and/or field research relevant to the advertised position.
Demonstrated knowledge of species identification of algae, invertebrates, and fishes in kelp forest ecosystems along the coast of California.
Experience with conducting field research in kelp forest ecosystems along the coast of California.
Experience with organizing people and resources for field missions (including scheduling, ordering, and task coordination).
Experience using Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and data-analysis programs such as JMP, SYSTAT or R.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include the names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references. The hiring unit will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position. Please be sure to address how you meet all of the advertised basic qualifications.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the Universitys equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at email@example.com (831) 459-4602.
UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus Health Center site