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The IRD for this job is: 10-27-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.
Under the general direction of the Admin Reserve Director, supports assistance with implementation, design and monitoring of research and teaching activities at UCSC Natural Reserves and natural areas, including but not limited to environmental, social, or biological science disciplines
Salary Information: Salary Range: $24.95 - $33.96/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 3
Benefits Level Eligibility: No benefits
Percentage of Time: 40%, 16 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Any day of the week
Shift Includes: Day, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Limited appointment
Job End Date: 5 months from hire date, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus / Natural Reserves
70% - Data collection Collects data for projects at Natural Reserves and trains/oversees volunteers and students to ensure proper data collection protocols are in place (e.g. restoration monitoring, cover board surveys, pitfall surveys, small mammal trapping, etc.)
10% - Research ambassador Serves as a research ambassador to interpret research projects for classes and other members of the public that visit Natural Reserves. Also contacts agencies and research partners as needed to coordinate planning.
5% - Policies Assists with assessing and monitoring policies and procedures for remote field sites and / or research studies. Evaluates and investigates opportunities for improvement.
5% - Infrastructure oversight Ensures instrumentation, infrastructure, and required field research commodities and other materials support research goals.
5% - Training Participates in training activities on research methods and measurement to research partners.
5% - Data input Compile data and user information in written and electronic format.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of research discipline, principles, concepts, analysis and / or operations being conducted at field / remote sites.
Thorough knowledge of operations at field sites.
Proven ability to work independently and with a team, and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Proven ability to work in ambiguous conditions and take relevant responsible action as required.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Strong communication skills with research partners and project team members.
Thorough knowledge of safety, legal, cultural and regulatory requirements relative to field research responsibility.
Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with research partners.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to perform work in a rugged physical environment and inclement weather with challenging infrastructure requirements.
Ability to walk to and work in remote areas with rugged terrain, heavy brush, biting and stinging insects, bears and mountain lions.
Poison Oak is present. Incumbent must be willing to take the measures required to work in contact with and cut/remove poison oak.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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.
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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.
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