Academic Coordinator I - Eel River Critical Zone Observatory

Closing date: March 31, 2014

The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory NSF funded project at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Academic Coordinator, Step 1, in the area of hydrology, biology, climate science, or similar, at 50% part-time.


The Academic Coordinator will oversee the administrative and research needs of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), including financial operations, grants management, and facilities operations, as well as overall technical management of the research, with the authority to organize, coordinate, and monitor projects to meet milestones and goals. The Academic Coordinator is the hub of communication for the CZO. He/She will monitor progress, resource allocations, staffing levels, budget and milestone performance, and work plans; coordinate work within and among CZO component programs, reporting project status monthly to the CZO Director; work with the Executive Committee to ensure annual plans and progress reports are prepared; and implement communications systems and processes to ensure timely data release and effective interaction among component programs. This person will work closely with a database programmer to design and maintain the CZO website. He/she will work with the Data Manager to handle requests for materials and data, ensuring that research data generated by the CZO is accessible to the scientific community, and will interact with administrators at the other CZO's to insure coordination in efforts. The Academic Coordinator will work with Research Enterprise Services, a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, and Campus Shared Services, to meet much of the administrative needs of the CZO.

Minimum/Basic qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an appropriate field (hydrology, biology, climate science or similar) is required at the time of application.

Required Qualifications
Excellent data management, problem solving, and administrative skills are required.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written are required.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team is required.
Travel to the field site for variable lengths of time is required.
The person holding this position should be active in research at some level and be able to report on the outcomes of this program in appropriate scientific meetings.

Preferred Qualifications
An advanced degree in hydrology, biology, climate science, or similar is preferred.
Experience with field station collections or research, and laboratory or field research as well as familiarity with topics and concepts in biology, ecology, evolution, conservation, and hydrological and climate processes are preferred.
Experience with financial management, purchasing, and expenditure is preferred.

Annual Salary Range: $40,920-46,644 depending on experience and education

Applications must be received by March 31st, 2014. Please direct questions to Azin Gervin at

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Assistant Director, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve

Under the general direction of the Reserve Site Director, assists with daily operational aspects of UC Riverside Natural Reserve sites James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve and Oasis de los Osos, including administration and user management, facilities and information systems, biological monitoring, research and educational programs, database management, museum collections, and public outreach activities. Full-time position with benefits.

Minimum Requirements
Graduation with BS degree with specialization in biology, botany, zoology, geography or comparable field and one year of experience, and curatorial work or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience in collecting, analyzing and publishing scientific data. Working knowledge of statistical software. Computer experience with word processor, spreadsheet and database operating systems and commonly used office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint, Internet, email). Basic understanding of state and federal agencies and regulatory policies that apply to research and land management issues. Ability to learn names of plants, animals, geological formations, places and basic natural history of area surrounding the reserves. Knowledge of management of museum data collections. Must be able to work independently with little direction. Ability to guide volunteers and others in reserve work. Ability to perform work outside, under adverse weather conditions. Knowledge of basic maintenance techniques for electrical, plumbing, fencing, roads and physical plant. Able to stay overnight at reserve site when necessary. Must be able to operate and/or willing to operate all kinds of equipment needed to perform duties. Must have a valid California driver's license, and must be able to drive manual transmission vehicles, and tractors. Skills in interpersonal communication and oral presentation. Demonstrated abilities in writing for basic science and general subjects (e .g., articles , letters , brochures).

Preferred Qualifications
M.S. degree in biology, botany, zoology, geography or comparable field. Higher education teaching experience. Experience writing science grants. Animal and plant curatorial skills. General knowledge of Arc Infor/ArcView GIS. General knowledge of, or willingness to learn, alternative technologies (e.g. solar power). Basic understanding and experience in trail construction and maintenance. Computer knowledge and experience to develop and manage Reserve website. Previous experience in reserve management. Previous budgetary analysis experience.

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