Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System

Administration · Part-time
San Diego, CA, USA
34 – 36 USD per hour
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Filing Deadline: Fri 2/10/2023

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This is a 50% career position with the possibility of a permanent increase up to 100% based on funding and/or project needs.


The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) is a consortium of 11 institutions. SCCOOS is identified as one of 11 Regional Associations around the United States that will implement the coastal component of the federally sponsored Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). To ensure appropriate direction of resources towards regional coastal observing needs, IOOS activities are to be designed to meet the needs of users via an organization that provides mechanisms for State wide stakeholder input.

Uses professional concepts to apply organization policies and procedures to oversee a variety of ongoing administrative operational issues. Administers defined operational program. Analyzes and resolves operational problems of moderate scope.

On behalf of SCCOOS, apply administrative and project management skills, frameworks and methods, relevant policies and procedures to resolve a variety of management issues. Typical projects are of small size and small to moderate impact, budget, and/or project team size. Assist with project administration, data distribution, and quality assurance; support the development of moderately complex projects; help manage communications with partners and funded principal investigators, including social media communications and STEM outreach projects. Organize project activities; help with outreach and education initiatives, as well as logistical support and event or workshop planning.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience in Ocean and/or Earth Sciences.
  • Experience engaging with K-12 and undergraduate students on STEM activities.
  • Experience with program planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Working knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the Google Suite. Proficient at Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop or other open source raster/vector graphics editors.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff verbally and in writing. Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks. Demonstrated effective project management skills.
  • Proven ability to gather and/or research information and prepare concise, well-organized reports and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact using tact and diplomacy with diverse personalities including academic, staff, student and volunteer employees and institutions/organizations. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a variety of people from the public to governmental agencies.


Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $60,782 - $93,960 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System is an equal opportunity employer.