The Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV) unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Administrative Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the dean.
Oregon State University (OSU) manages the Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV) Project, with an anticipated duration of 4-6 years, from a remote Project Support Office in Louisiana. Starting in Phase III of the Project, the Administrative Assistant serves as a key on-site member of the core research project team designated to successfully complete the construction, and transition to operations leading to an anticipated 35 to 40-year lifecycle for a new class of efficient, scientifically effective, state-of-the art research vessels. Per the project's Project Execution Plan, this position provides assistance to the Shipyard Representative (SR) and construction oversight team at the shipyard; helps coordinate National Science Foundation (NSF) project reporting requirements; assists with internal project reviews and reports; and the RCRV education and outreach activities. This position supports the Shipyard Representative's duties related to the RCRV Project development in the areas of shipyard oversight and management, support of research needs, and outreach and engagement programs, manages the SR's calendars and develops correspondence reports, memoranda, and minutes that translate project outcomes into communication. This position coordinates activities in order to handle the critical issues dealt with both in the presence and absence of the SR and for the project team (including professional faculty, subcontractors, technical advisors, and other staff).
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
Typically requires Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years' experience providing administrative support to an administrator
Three years of demonstrated office management and/or administrative support experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and interest in ship construction.
Advanced computing skills, including familiarity with Microsoft (MS) Office Suite and Adobe, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, and Adobe Acrobat.
Demonstrated working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines.
Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills with proven discretion and diplomacy.
Must be self-sufficient and able to make decisions independently.
Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple assignments, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Excellent time management and organizational skills are required.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
The ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed to meet goals or deadlines as required.
The incumbent must be comfortable working in a shipyard environment, including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
Salary (Minimum): $41,664
Salary (Maximum): $70,704
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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