Restoration and Monitoring Technical Coordinator: Santa Barbara, CA

UC Santa Barbara - Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Santa Barbara, CA
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Full time Positions
$23.34 - $24.88/hour
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Under general supervision of the Director of Ecological Restoration, the Restoration and Monitoring Technical Manager is responsible for technical aspects of monitoring including operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and training others in use of technical equipment and software (e.g. YSI data sonde, GPS Trimble unit, Arc GIS, flow meters, pressure transducers, lab analysis of soil texture and water quality, index wells, camera traps, computer software, tablet and phone apps related to data analysis and presentation). Monitoring Manager is responsible for working with other staff and students on vegetation monitoring, aquatic invertebrates, and data presentation, and is solely responsible for QA/QC'd water quality and weather data, hydrology and wildlife data. Responsible for record keeping and analysis related to databases on seeds, greenhouse inventories, time and effort reporting, and producing annual NCOS monitoring reports and supporting project reporting across the CCBER portfolio of projects. Incumbent is responsible for production of on-line public outreach materials, on-line data repositories, website upgrades, and computer technical support at CCBER. Incumbent is also responsible for supervising student research projects and assisting with other research work including data analysis. Additional work may include seed collection, sorting and storage, field work in restoration related to plant propagation, project site maintenance, weed control, plant establishment and monitoring as needed and depending on funding.
Minimum Qualifications: BS in related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to implement, track, analyze and report on research and monitoring work related to: water quality, vegetation (native and invasive species), GIS mapping, wildlife, hydrology, weather, time & effort, greenhouse records, invertebrates, and soil qualities. Includes implementation of QA/QC on data and coordination of all required monitoring associated with NCOS and other research projects. Technical skills related to IT, monitoring phone applications, ArcGIS, and R-Studio are necessary. Patient personality capable of supporting and inspiring students and staff in research and monitoring realms. Desired Qualifications: MS degree. Experience with native and non-native plant identification. An interest in an outdoor, hands-on job. Demonstrated interest in restoration ecology.
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