Berkeley Lab's Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) is a premier Earth Sciences Research Organization where scientists are tackling some of the most pressing environmental and energy challenges of the 21st Century in order to enable sustainable stewardship and judicious use of the Earth's resources. EESA has an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of our Program Operations Analyst Team.
Berkeley Lab had an opening for a Program Operations Analyst. Reporting to the Program Operations Analyst Manager and in close partnership with the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Tropics Program Manager, the Program Operations Analyst will assist the project planning and coordination efforts for the Discovery Geosciences Program Domain and NGEE-Tropics project. Additionally, this position will facilitate the Safety and Field Logistics and Coordination for the NGEE-Tropics Project. The successful candidate will use basic project management principles, established practices and procedures to effectively carry out and ensure completion of multiple project deliverables and activities
What You Will Do:
Partner with project leads to understand their business needs, and provide them with systematic and timely analyses and recommendations pertaining to operational activities, including in support of project planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Coordinate and schedule recurring and ad-hoc project meetings, which may include project team meetings, project leadership/management meetings, science component meetings, collaborator meetings, calls with Department of Energy (DOE) Program Managers or other stakeholders, etc.
Coordinate and manage federal agency opportunity announcement (FOA) proposal creation and submission, interfacing with PIs, EESA management, and resource analysts to ensure requirements for document assembly, content review, and submission are in compliance with the guidance provided by the funding source or by collaborators (e.g., DOE, other federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, or private industry).
Monitor and make recommendations for improving the website content for the Discovery Geosciences Program Domain and the NGEE-Tropics Project.
In collaboration with the EESA Operations Team, ensure optimal efficiency and effectiveness of operational processes for the Area and the Programs under your influence.
Serve as the gatekeeper for disseminating the safety manual and related information to all NGEE-Tropics field researchers, including the tracking of concurrence documentation.
Work with web developers to establish a safety training portal to the NGEE-Tropics website which includes the Safety Manual, emergency contacts, and relevant safety information at each core site, and which enables tracking of project-specific safety training for all NGEE-Tropics personnel and field collaborators.
Serve as coordinating POC with host sites.
Oversee the Brazilian logistics vendor subcontract, including renewals, and reviewing invoices to ensure meeting of subcontract requirements.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and relevant operational analysis work experience and demonstrated ability to successfully assist in managing the coordination and planning of small to moderate scope projects, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Experience with project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and information tracking.
Experience organizing and developing technical scientific reports.
Experience handling sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
Sufficient editing skills; you will edit a variety of documents for grammar, syntax, style, and clarity.
Ability to utilize institutional systems to coordinate and manage proposal submission, budget development and tracking, spend plan development, and providing Principal Investigators with periodic budget reports.
Strong technical skills including Google products, Microsoft Office suite, websites and databases.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Familiarity with Berkeley Lab policies, procedures, and practices in relationship to program operations analysis is desirable.
Experience working with systems such as FMS, Cognos, eSRA is a plus.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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