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WORKING TITLE
  • Scientific and Engineering Outreach Coordinator
  • PERCENT OF FULL
  • 40.00
  • DEPARTMENT/PROJECT OVERVIEW
  • Engineering analysis of statewide beach processes studies (shoreline and cliff change) using newly developed real-time Monitoring and Prediction (MOP) System. Develop specialized MOP System products for Coastal Engineering Applications. Scientific outreach coordinator for the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP).
  • POSITION OVERVIEW
  • For the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP), perform civil engineering based analysis of beach processes using newly developed real-time Monitoring and Prediction (MOP) System and develop specialized MOP system products for coastal engineering applications. Conduct and coordinate the planning, design, construction and alteration of beach processes studies. Serve as a professional engineering outreach liaison and coordinator for CDIP.

  • SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: Name, Payroll Title, Job Description #, Status (career, casual, student), %Time
  • None.
  • EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED THROUGH OTHERS: Name, Payroll Title
  • None.
  • For use only by Department HR Contact
    IS BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED
  • No
  • IS C.O.I. DISCLOSURE REQUIRED
  • No
  • IS PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED
  • No
  • (Dept only) REQUESTED HEERA
  • All Others, not Confidential
  • (Central HR only) APPROVED HEERA
  • All Others, not Confidential
  • FUNCTIONS WITH CORRESPONDING TASKS
    FUNCTION NAME
    (1.)  Project Management for San Diesgo County Beach Nourishment
    %TIME
    30%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Act as technical advisor and consultant for engineering firms regarding the engineering design, construction and maintenance of beach nourishment projects. Review and recommend action on engineering design development documents and construction documents to insure compliance with specified local, state and federal requirements.

    B. Participate in on-site evaluations, discussions and reviews.

    C. In coordination with Programmers, use a Modeling and Prediction (MOP) System to develop software for the analysis of beach width and profile observations to determine relationships with radiation stresses Sxxx and Sxy, significant wave heights Hs, and other wave parameters.

    D. Validate and compare shoreline change and sand transport models and theories (e.g., O'Reilly's Sub-Cell Model) using MOP system. Compare model predictions using various input conditions and observations such as Airborne LIDAR and in-situ beach surveys, including future climate change scenarios.

    E. Monitor beach changes and recommend selected MOP sites important to ongoing and planned projects (e.g., historic and future sand replenishment sites). Review and recommend action on engineering design development and projects. Work in concert w/ CDIP academics and staff to aid client (federal, state and/or local) in a timely, efficient and complete project package.

    F. Monitor and understand construction schedules.

    G. Coordinate the collection of wave inundation observations from on site observers such as County and City engineering personnel who serve in conjunction with Emergency Mangers under extreme wave events. These inundation observations are used for validation of wave models.
    FUNCTION NAME
    (2.)  Develop specialized MOP System products for Coastal Engineering Applications
    %TIME
    30%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Develop MOP system based wave and beach data products tailored to specific coastal engineering projects (e.g., cumulative radiation stress and significant wave height exceedance curves for various time periods and stretches of alongcoast MOP sites, wave nowcasts and forecasts at harbor entrances for real-time dredge operations).

    B. Develop and write web-based documentation to help interface between engineers and government planners who access and use CDIP data and MOP system.

    C. Research and evaluate new instruments and equipment for incorporation into CDIP (e.g., sub-bottom profiler for sand depth measurements).
    FUNCTION NAME
    (3.)  Outreach coordinator and liason for the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) Science outreach program
    %TIME
    40%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Promote and publicize CDIP program and products through meetings, workshops, and individual email and phone contacts.

    B. Interface with local, city, state, and federal government organizations to determine societal issues and problems that can be addressed with CDIP data and products. Provide professional engineering information and advice to these organizations.

    C. Serve as the civil engineering liason between CDIP and the community by operation in a supportive and advisory role to foster coordination and cooperation between coastal scientists, engineers, and goverment planners and managers. Review reports, plans, and papers related to projects that with which CDIP is requested to assist.

    D. Respond to requests for data from engineers, academia, and other interested parties. Interface with users to steamline data acquisition from CDIP and facilitate use of MOPS.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    RELATED FUNCS: DESCRIBE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY: IMPORTANCE LVL:
    1 2 3 Graduation from college with major work in engineering and three years of engineering experience, including one year of responsibel design work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required
    1 2 3 Engineering education and commercial experience.
    Required
    1 2 Ability and knowledge to provide technical advice concerning beach processes including methods, procedures and specifications for major beach nourishment projects. Required
    1 2 3 Ability to assess and identify potential design and construction problems. Required
    1 2 3 Demonstrated problem solving skills.
    Required
    1 2 3 Ability to work independently, take initiative, and meet a multiplicity of demands and project goals.
    Required
    3 Ability to write, edit and disseminate informational materials for project websites, print and broadcast, and outreach and educational programs. Required
    1 2 3 PhD level understanding of coastal and physical oceanography.
    Required
    1 Skill in planning, organizing, and directing the work of professional and administrative staff engaged in physical planning and construction. Required
    1 3 Ability to effectively communicate with scientific and governmental agencies as well as the public, this includes public speaking.
    Required
    1 2 3 Programming skills in FORTRAN, MATLAB, and HTML
    Required
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    2. Director of Engineering Computing
    3. Director of Engineering Student Services
    4. Director, Planning & Facilities Engineering
    5. Manager, Planning & Facilities Engineering
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