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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 11-01-2022
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 Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) is an organized research unit whose mission is to increase knowledge of the world's oceans and inhabitants to better understand their economic importance and the impact people have on them. Through this effort, IMS maintains the responsibility to encourage, develop, and support marine research and education and does this by providing research opportunities, resources, facilities, and support for scientists within the institute and with other marine research institutions.
As part of its mission's efforts, IMS launched the Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) to help fosters research collaborations between NOAA scientists, UCSC faculty, IMS researchers, and students. The FCP's research activities include field and laboratory experiments, modeling, and computational studies and they involve marine and freshwater species and habitats where comprehensive studies are being conducted on the ecology and life history of Pacific salmonids and other fishes. The FCP serves to support and resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council), fisheries, and resource science in general.
Under a cooperative agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz, comprehensive studies are being conducted on the biology and ecology of Pacific coast salmon species. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information in support of the conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The incumbent will be joining a research team consisting of UCSC staff, faculty, students, and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Fieldwork is primarily conducted in streams and estuaries of California. Laboratory work is performed at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Results from this program are intended to benefit resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council), and improve conservation outcomes.
Under supervision, the incumbent will serve as part of a research team and assist with field and laboratory studies. Field surveys may include adult and juvenile fish trapping, snorkel surveys, electrofishing, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging, spawner/redd surveys, habitat typing, environmental monitoring, and the collection of biological samples. Data management and some laboratory work are also required.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $21.18 - $21.93/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Monday through Friday, with the occasional weekend.
Shift Includes: Day, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Coastal Campus / Off Campus
Union Representation: TX Union
Job Code Classification: 009603 (LAB AST 2)
Travel: Never or Rarely
70% - Field Data Collection
Makes preparations for and conducts standard field surveys using prescribed methods under close technical supervision. Preparations will include stocking and organizing sampling materials, loading/unloading vehicles, and driving to/from sampling locations in a government vehicle.
Assists in all core activities performed at the salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring station including salmonid trapping and processing for the purpose of determining species status and trends.
Assists in spawner/redd surveys and surveys of juvenile fish using snorkeling, electrofishing, and PIT tagging techniques; records habitat description and designation; detects and tracks PIT-tagged fish using instream fixed and mobile antenna units; collects scales fin clips, otoliths, and other tissue samples for analysis.
20% - Data Management and Quality Control
Reviews, enters and validates biological data and information collected during field and laboratory studies. Prepares raw data for subsequent analysis by NMFS and other federal and state resource agencies.
10% - Laboratory Analyses
Conducts standard laboratory analyses such as mounting fish scales, aging fish from scale samples, and processing collected freshwater invertebrate samples.
High School or General Education Diploma.
Two years of laboratory experience.
Two years of coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, or other related fields.
One year of laboratory experience.
Experience with biological data collection and statistical analysis.
Experience with word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
Strong organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion.
Ability to work independently and follow instructions from supervisors.
Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively with a small group of co-workers.
Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, or other related fields.
Previous experience with standard fisheries sampling methods such as snorkel surveys, electrofishing, PIT tagging techniques, adult spawner surveys, habitat surveys, and water quality monitoring.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
In order to comply with security measures at the National Marine Fisheries Service (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the candidate will be required to participate in federal security clearance, be fingerprinted, and wear a photo identification badge.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
Ability to work long periods of time in wilderness conditions and to travel to remote areas.
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.
Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary in storing and moving materials. The ability to lift light to moderate objects up to 40 lbs., with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
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 work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.
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.
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.
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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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