[unav_all] Job Opening: Engineer II-Northwest California

Holly Zilling zilling at unavco.org
Wed Aug 31 08:59:43 MDT 2011


ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: www.unavco.org

This position is based in Northwest California.

The North West PBO region is highly diverse, stretching from the Canadian border into Northern California.  The region is rich and complex geologically and is now the home of the largest real-time GPS network in the United States. 

Summary of Job
Independently manages and implements geophysical projects of advanced complexity via hands-on field work, or network and communication maintenance.
 
Working Relationships
Internal:  Works in conjunction with UNAVCO staff to plan and execute geophysical projects.  Receives general supervision.  Work is reviewed. 
External:  May train project team members outside of UNAVCO on more complex projects.  Works in conjunction with Principal Investigators and other collaborators to plan and execute geophysical projects. 
 
Essential Job Functions
·        Independently manages and implements geophysical projects of advanced complexity via hands-on field work, or network and communication maintenance.
·        Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business.

To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Required Skills and Knowledge

·        Strong knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation, data communications, and power systems.

·        Ability to supervise complex engineering tasks.

·        Proven ability to plan and coordinate complex geophysical research projects.

·        Broad range of computer skills in operating systems, communications, networking and applications.

·        Skills in the safe use of hand and power tools.

·        Proficiency in computer networking and data communications.

·        Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

·        Proficient in project specific hardware and software.

·        Knowledge and practice of field safety.

·        Ability to meet DOT and UNAVCO driver requirements for the position advertised.

·        Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in remote locations under extreme weather conditions.


In addition to the above requirements the successful candidate must be able to work out of Arcata, CA, where Equipment is currently located.  Must have good geologic and geographic knowledge of Northern California, and Oregon.  Must be able to interact with regional community members, permitters and other regional contacts and partners.  Must be able to plan and execute maintenance and other projects within the confines of many different agencies including but not limited to the BLM, USFS, National Parks, USCoast Guard, CalTrans, ODOT, plus many other local and private entities and individuals.
 
Due to the nature and demand of real time data delivery, and the size and scope of the Cascadia Initiative there is additional demand for rapid response to network problems.  They must be able to travel on short notice to ensure station data flow.  Must be knowledgeable in real-time GPS data flow, and the demands on the communications infrastructure.  
To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
 
Required Education and Experience
·        Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Earth science or allied field and three years experience in engineering, Earth science research, or other relevant technical experience; OR Masters degree in engineering, Earth science or similar field and one year experience; OR a Ph.D. degree in engineering, Earth science or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to balance, bend, stoop, climb, kneel, crawl, and climb stairs; sit for sustained periods of time; use fingers and repetitive motion on computing and communications devices; ability to carry and lift items over 45 pounds; ability to reach above shoulders; ability to walk in remote areas over rough terrain in extreme weather conditions; ability to hear and speak effectively on phone; the ability to see technical components in low lighting conditions.  Must be able to fly in confined aircrafts.

 

Mental Requirements

Must be able to understand complex issues and collaborate and explore alternative solutions.  Must be able to organize and prioritize work schedule of subcontractors on short-term basis.  Must be able to make decisions which have significant impact on project. Must be able to make informal presentations. Must be able to compose detailed reports, work-related manuals and to orally communicate technical information. Must be able to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reports.
 
UNAVCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation. UNAVCO does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or disability where reasonable accommodations can be made. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at: www.unavco.org.




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