Scientific Program Manager Classification – Administrator II Time base – Full time
Job Bulletin 103040 – 16/17 This recruitment will remain open until filled. A review of applications will begin Monday, April 3, 2017 and the review period may end at any time thereafter. ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY: Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Situated on the shore of the Carquinez Strait 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct/manage all aspects of Golden Bear Facility (GBF) Science Team activities in coordination with the Director, Associate Director and Quality Manager. Develop project tasks, deliverables, and resource requirements. Track and communicate project status, issues, and timelines. Coordinate kick-off meetings prior to the start of the tests to review the critical scientific, technical, quality assurance and administrative aspects of the tests and confirm responsibilities.
Supervise the maintenance, calibration and operation of various sampling and test equipment; i.e. sondes, plankton nest, balances, pipettes, incubators, ovens, microscopes, etc.
Provide oversight for all aspects of scientific operations including efficacy sampling system, organism concentration, log sheets, Quality Control (QC) procedures, data management, etc. Ensure all projects are run to relevant quality and safety standards. Track progress and achievements. Continually oversee and/or develop and review various standard operating procedures (SOPs) including:
- Sub-lab contracting and performance - Quality Assurance and Quality Control Checklists - Posting of Placards and Piping Line-ups - Preparation of Source Tanks - Calibration Check of Sampling System Flow Meters - Calibration of thermosalinograph and/or Sondes - Operation of ballast water management system (BWMS) Sampling System - Chain of Custody - Sonde Operation, data collection and processing
Prepares Project Plans (PP). Develops and maintains quality documentation: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Total Quality Assurance Plan (TQAP), Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), etc. Processes engineering and scientific data associated with various SOPs and prepares final report to the vendor or to the independent Laboratory (IL).
Develop and/or update testing procedures, and document various scientific and procedural validation experiments. Oversee training of science team members where appropriate.
Represent CMA/GBF at various internal, national and international meetings.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position may be required to participate in parts of the Academy's annual training cruise. Time at sea will be limited to the amount of time necessary to perform ballast testing operations during which the candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts that may include working days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Incumbent will be subject to an annual cruise physical and drug screening prior to participation. In addition, the incumbent must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Passport to participate in the training cruise. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Experience and Education:
Graduate Degree in Marine Science, Oceanography, Environmental Science, Geoscience or related major or a combination of education and experience equivalent to five years working as a science lead, lab or field technician or Regulator in charge of data collection, reduction and management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide direct oversight of testing staff during treatment system evaluations. Ability to organize and manage various aspects of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Research and Development (R & D) and type approval testing. Familiar with International Maritime Organization (IMO) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) BWMS type approval test protocols and SOPs. Demonstrated ability to operate and troubleshoot scientific sampling equipment. Ability to represent Cal Maritime/GBF at national and international meetings through written and verbal presentations. Skill & knowledge in the scheduling and logistics of testing, data compilation, data analysis and reporting. Demonstrated ability to assist, provide technical support or supplement science team while testing. Advanced understanding and ability to adhere to established quality standards and regulatory compliance requirements. Demonstrated ability to deliver large and complex projects to time and budget constraints.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of those issues and regulations surrounding problems with aquatic invasive species and those vectors associated with their transport. Familiar with the International Standards Organization (ISO/IEC) 17025 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quality system protocols. Knowledge of web design and management. Able to program using Matlab.
SALARY RANGE: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application, a cover letter and resume.
Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of interview appointments by telephone or email.
BENEFITS: The California State University Maritime Academy offers a broad range of benefits for qualifying positions including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), fee waiver, vacation and sick leave.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability
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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States ? and the only one on the West Coast.