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Baja California Field Station Manager
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:58 AM
Glendale Community College
Salary: $8,133.00 - $10,379.00 Monthly
Job Number: 00695-2021
Location: Glendale, CA
Department: Office of VP Instructional Services
Closing:
11/22/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Description
Manages, supports and directs operations at the Baja field station located in Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Provides logistical assistance and country-specific cultural support to academic program directors, faculty, students, and site-users from other institutions.
Supervision
Supervision is provided by the Vice President, Instructional Services.
Does not directly or indirectly supervise other District employees; may oversee contractors.
Examples of Duties
• Manages field station operations and ensures operations are consistent with the local, state and national laws of Mexico, as well as District policies and procedures.
• Manages, supports and directs facilities operations, including oversight of contractors.
• Supports program logistics and facility use.
• Represents District interests with the Mexican authorities; fosters and promotes effective, professional relationships with the local community and civil authorities; and serves as the executive director of the Asociacion Civil (the field station's governing body), including filing yearly tax payments of the Asociacion Civil to Mexican authorities.
• Prepares and submits environmental reports required by local, state, and federal laws or regulations and Mexican authorities.
• Responds to emergencies involving the facilities; coordinates and oversees contractors and follows up to ensure problems have been resolved.
• Establishes and implements safety and security measures and protocols for faculty, students and site-users from other institutions.
• Oversees and ensures the maintenance and repair of equipment and keeps an updated inventory of supplies and equipment.
• Oversees the planning, development, and administration of budgets, contracts, and grants as approved by appropriate District officials; prepares and submits expense reports in a timely manner in accordance with District policies and procedures.
• Identifies and seeks funding sources in support of operations, and seeks new users of the field station.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience either in facilities management or coordination of field station activities.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
Preferred Qualifications
Field station experience in a higher education setting.
Licenses/Certifications/Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must possess a U.S. Coast Guard boating certificate and/or a State of California Boating Card (may obtain after appointment).
Must possess Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certificates (may obtain after appointment).
Knowledge of:
• Facilities management principles and practices including: facilities and equipment operations; preventive maintenance and repairs; and project and contract management.
• Principles and practices of business administration including: planning, budgeting, purchasing, and public relations.
• Grant development and administration.
• Office practices and procedures, including the use of personal computers and standard business software.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
• Basic principles and practices of customer service.
• Correct use of the English and Spanish language, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Ability to:
• Identify and troubleshoot common facilities and operational problems.
• Analyze, interpret and apply state, federal and Mexican laws, policies and procedures associated with facility operation and management.
• Cultivate relationships with local, state and federal Mexican authorities and non-governmental organizations.
• Work cooperatively in a multicultural educational environment.
• Write and obtain grants and external resources.
• Operate a variety of office equipment including computers, printers, multi-line telephones, fax machines, copy machines and calculators, and utilize standard. business word processing, spreadsheet, email, presentation, and database software.
• Prepare reports, correspondence and other documents using standard business formats.
• Explain practices, policies and procedures for area(s) of assignment.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
• Prioritize work and complete assignments within established deadlines.
• Provide and obtain detailed information as needed.
• Exercise reasonable judgment in performing job duties.
• Work and perform duties independently.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English and Spanish.
• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity in English and Spanish.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff and the public.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS:
The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the
essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods; frequent kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling,
walking and standing; occasional reaching above and below desk level.
Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent
grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes; and feel individual objects.
Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 10 pounds;
occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and
computer screens and do close-up work.
Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.
Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public
contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Work typically occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to varied
weather conditions. Work requires the inspection and operation of potentially hazardous
machinery, facilities, and equipment.
Additional Information
SalaryStarting salary is from $8,133 to $10,379 per month depending upon education and experience. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.Application ProcessThis position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
• Current resume
• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
• Scanned copy of official transcripts showing completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
• Three professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.
Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Monday, November 22, 2021. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed.This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.VisasThe District does not sponsor Visas.Commitment to Diversity andEqual Employment Opportunity Employer GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at glendale.edu.Accommodations If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.
To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2582780
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KBS Academic Programs Coordinator and DEI Advocate
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 01:58 PM

https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508122/specialist-curriculum-devfixed-term

Position Summary:

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus, year-round field station of Michigan State University (kbs.msu.edu), is seeking an Academic Programs Coordinator and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Advocate who will work 50% time with the KBS Director, faculty, and staff to coordinate educational programs (including summer courses and research experiences for students) and 50% time to enhance DEI at KBS. The successful candidate will help to develop, promote, and coordinate innovative educational experiences at KBS, including research-based experiences and internship opportunities for undergraduate students as well as field-based courses. As the DEI Advocate, this person will work enthusiastically to promote and enhance DEI at KBS, working in conjunction with the KBS academic community including three federally funded research programs based at KBS (Long-term Ecological Research, Great Lakes Bioenergy Reseach Center, and Long-term Agroecological Research). These DEI efforts may include coordination of learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students, making summer experiences more inclusive and accessible, implementing mentoring best practices, evaluating climate at KBS with respect to DEI, and connecting with other entities - internal and external to MSU - with similar goals of supporting DEI efforts.

This position will be a Fixed-Term Curriculum Development Specialist position on a full-time academic year (9 month) appointment and part-time summer appointment (due to the majority of summer coordination taking place during the academic year). Annual renewal will be based on funding availability and performance.

A master’s degree is required (PhD preferred) in education, biological sciences, ecology, or a related field, as is at least one year of experience in teaching, mentoring undergraduate or graduate students, and/or program administration and development. 

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references (letters to be solicited for a short list of candidates); (4) a statement (no more than 2 pages in length) describing applicant’s plans to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at a research field station.

Applications should be submitted online at careers.msu.edu (position #736612). Review of applications will begin 18 October 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Steve Hamilton, search committee chair ([email protected]).

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 
Field Operations Manager - Puerto Rico
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 06:46 AM

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

 We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

 Company Overview

 Battelle manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.  Our teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data.  Once structures are completed, a leading-edge cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.  The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scale.

 The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program is currently seeking a Field Operations Manager. This position is located in Guanica, Puerto Rico.

TO APPLY: http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6_gZfur.e.K

 Occasional travel outside the region will be required.

 NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The observatory is designed to collect high-quality, standardized data from field sites across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

JOB SUMMARY

This position manages a broad scope of scientific inquiry, managing a multi-disciplinary team of field scientists who collect measurements related to botany, invertebrates, soils, micrometeorology, eddy flux, aquatic biology and water quality at four NEON sites in Domain 04 - Puerto Rico (Atlantic Neotropical).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, schedule, conduct and ensure accurate execution, within NEON scientific parameters and annual budget, of all maintenance, repair and field sampling activities for 4 NEON field sites.
    • Coordination for instrument maintenance is required for sensors, data acquisition system, power distribution system and supporting infrastructure (i.e. tower, instrument hut, boardwalks).
    • Coordination for field observations and collection are conducted using approximately 30 different protocols and multiple SOP’s with varying schedule requirements based on local ecosystem and current field conditions.
  • Recruit, train and manage all regular and temporary personnel supporting field office, lab and field site tasks.
  • Encourage and actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the team, organization and/or field
  • Act as liaison between regional stakeholders, including educational and research organizations, local property owners and the general public and Battelle.
  • Communicate NEON status and activities, local activities and partnerships, and regional issues and concerns to appropriate regional stakeholders and Battelle staff. Work with regional stakeholders to resolve issues or concerns.
  • Plan and participate in local/regional community engagement activities (i.e. local/regional conferences or meetings, invited talks).
  • Ensure compliance with Battelle safety policy and procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, materials and supplies are available to support required field activities. Use Battelle business processes and tools to ensure appropriate and efficient use of funds within assigned region.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in life science field.
  • 5 years previous experience supervising personnel including participating in hiring, training, and evaluating performance.
  • Previous experience developing and managing budgets and schedules.
  • Previous experience performing related lab and field activities and/or maintaining scientific instrumentation (e.g. meteorological and aquatic sensors).
  • Previous experience communicating with external stakeholders such as customers, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Requires critical human relation skills to understand, select, develop and motivate others.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
  • Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of any employment Visa at this time

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Previous experience managing a field operations group.
  • Graduate study in biology, ecology, environmental science or related field.
  • Previous experience leading or participating in outdoor activities in remote areas

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, vacation and sick leave, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

 Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

TO APPLY: http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6_gZfur.e.K

 
Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 06:41 AM

Job Summary

We seek a colleague with a successful research, publication, and funding record to join our senior research staff. We hope to identify a candidate who will flourish in the Forest's collaborative intellectual environment and its setting and facilities in central New England. The Forest is connected to many departments and schools across Harvard University and other institutions. From a rural field station setting, with robust long-long-term ecological research experiments, Harvard Forest scientists build transformative research programs that serve stakeholders across the region and globe and prepare a diverse next generation of ecologists and land stewards.

The disciplinary area is open but should augment and enhance existing programs at the Harvard Forest and leverage established archival, land, and research infrastructure developed over more than a century of study. The researcher will join a collaborative group of senior scientists who design, fund, conduct, and publish research relating to forested landscapes of New England; advance engagement with relevant policy- and decision-makers; and collaborate with a wide network of external researchers. Senior researchers' salaries are department-funded, and scientists are expected to develop an externally funded research program. Senior Scientists mentor undergraduates (from Harvard and elsewhere) in Harvard Forest summer/winter internships and co-curricular programs. They may also advise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as part of their research program and contribute to our renowned LTER Schoolyard K-12 education program.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

We seek someone who will:

  • Develop an externally funded research group to expand the Harvard Forest's disciplinary expertise while enriching existing research foci.
  • Work with the larger Harvard community of scientists and educators and contribute to the Harvard Forest mission that includes collaborative science and engagement, and a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Leverage the infrastructure base provided by existing research laboratories, 1750-hectare land base, archival records, and long-term site-to-regional studies in biogeochemistry, ecophysiology, molecular/microbial ecology, forest demography, paleoecology, dendrochronology, and landscape analysis.
  • Mentor undergraduate students in the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program and contribute to academic-year co-curricular programs that engage diverse students across disciplines.
  • Collaborate with Harvard Forest colleagues to share research results that guide policy, improve livelihoods, inform land stewardship, and address environmental challenges.

Basic Qualifications

PhD required. Post-doctoral or similar experience including a history of collaborative research, publication, student mentorship, engagement with broader audiences, and external funding.

 Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Evidence of research productivity
  • Evidence of/Potential for securing research funding
  • Evidence of/Potential for scholarly impact
  • Evidence/Potential for student mentorship (undergraduates, graduate students, and/or post-docs)
  • Evidence of incorporating Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging in research, teaching, and/or service
  • Commitment to collaboration with colleagues
  • Alignment to Harvard Forest priorities (placed-based research, use of land/facilities)

Additional Information

For additional information, including a July 20 webinar about the position, visit the following website: https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/ScientistSearch

We encourage applicants from all career stages. The competitive salary for this department-funded position will be determined by background and experience. The Harvard Forest offers an excellent research, academic, and collegial environment and will assist in developing appropriate research facilities.

To apply, go to https://bit.ly/3i94McP

The completed application will include: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement describing (i) research program growth and development to date, (ii) future directions, (iii) integration of mentorship, and (iv) the fit between the individual's expertise and interests and current work at the Harvard Forest (see https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/ ); (4) diversity statement including (i) What does diversity, inclusion and belonging mean to you? How do you incorporate this principle in your work? and (ii) What do you see as the fundamental characteristics of organizations that create an inclusive environment? and (5) contact information for three references.

Application review will begin September 15; the position will remain open until it is filled. For additional information please contact: Search Chair David Orwig ([email protected])

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Child Care: Limited scholarship funds are available to help defray the cost of child care. Awards are based on household income.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

The Harvard Forest Community

Harvard Forest is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We have initiated an ongoing series of staff-wide trainings and formed a standing committee to build competence in DEIB in our workplace, improved physical and digital accessibility of our campus resources, and re-examined and replaced harmful artwork. We are working toward including Indigenous knowledge and communities in our research and education, land use, and public programs, improving field safety for at-risk populations, and diversifying our team of investigators and educators. The aim of this work is to collectively support and implement our mission: the investigation, understanding, and communication of the ways in which physical, biological, and human systems interact to change our Earth, while ensuring that all participants should feel that they are critical parts of the Harvard Forest community, whatever their identity groups. We welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff, students, and visiting scholars from diverse backgrounds, and strive to ensure that all are included in our mission. Harvard Forest is also committed to supporting the work-life balance of its staff.

We particularly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences (Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members) and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Job location: Petersham, MA

Salary grade: 59

Pre-Employment Screening: DMV, Education, Identity

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
National Science Foundation for the Future Act
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:54 AM
The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) strongly supports the passage of HR Reauthorization Bill 2225, known as the “National Science Foundation for the Future Act,” which solidifies the nation’s interest in, and support of the essential scientific infrastructure represented by field stations and marine labs. OBFS’ 250 member stations represent thousands of scientists, teachers, land managers, and students, millions of acres of land, and billions of dollars in physical and digital assets. In addition, OBFS is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences and supports the bill’s provisions for broadening access to research opportunities for underrepresented groups.
 
If enacted, the “NSF for the Future Act” would significantly reinforce the support system for scientific achievement and boost technological development to help address pressing societal challenges. Additionally, this legislation would create the diverse US STEM workforce necessary to tackle the scientific challenges and embrace the innovative opportunities facing the country.
  
Biological field stations and marine labs have been centers of environmental science for over a century. They are the places where scientists go to study environmental processes in their natural context. They are crucibles of innovation and discovery, storehouses of increasingly critical historical information, and hubs of integrated research; they house the infrastructure to support complex experiments and to maintain long-term projects. Field stations act as sentinels for identifying future societal and environmental challenges.
 
Approximately 400 US field stations and marine labs host thousands of individual scientists and work behind the scenes on many of the nation’s environmental initiatives. These place-based research sites are a tremendous national resource for understanding, managing, and adapting to dramatic environmental change. They also act as outdoor classrooms for hundreds of thousands of students and members of the public who participate in educational and outreach events.
 
“Operating at the interface of the environment and society, field stations and marine labs work to understand, protect, and conserve our natural resources, while safeguarding public health.  Research, education and outreach are at the heart of our operations, and the National Science Foundation is the lifeline to support such activities,” Chris Lorentz, President of OBFS. “On behalf of the Field Station community, I would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member Frank Lucas, and the entire House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, for their efforts to secure and strengthen the future of NSF. OBFS is encouraged by the Committee’s passage of the Bill and we look forward to a positive vote in the Senate.” 
Contact: Chris Lorentz, Ph.D. ( [email protected] )
OBFS President (2020-2022)
www.obfs.org

Supporting environmental research, education, and public understanding

 
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