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    University of California - San Diego University of California - San Diego
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    San Diego, CA
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    Full Time
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    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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    Associates Degree
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Filing Deadline: THU 10/13/2016

A department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean, earth and atmospheric science research, education, and public service in the world.

Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, Earth, and planets. Scripps undergraduate and graduate programs provide transformative educational and research opportunities in ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences, as well as degrees in climate science and policy and marine biodiversity and conservation.


The Director of Information Systems and Services at Scripps Institution of Oceanography provides strategic planning support and technical coordination for computing and network related activities within, and affecting, the Institution. The Director is responsible for the management of administrative computing for research divisions and centers, academic department, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and the Marine Sciences Development Center, including: Administrative desktop support, business systems and services, databases, printing, web and business systems server management.

In addition, the Director oversees Research Computing desktop, server, and data storage planning and support, networking infrastructure planning and coordination across the Institution, the Scripps Web & Application Development Office, and management of the SIO Data Center and Colocation Facility.

The Director has primary responsibility for planning the adoption and support of emerging computing and communications technologies for existing and new facilities and programs within the Institution. This position represents SIO/VCMS and its units at the campus and UC system level, serving on committees in a leadership capacity, helping shape strategic IT planning and to drive new initiatives across campus. as well as to external groups such as industrial and governmental entities, specifically in the role of information technology planning and coordination.

As a manager, the Director is responsible for the supervision of direct reports, applicant screening, interviewing, hiring, coordination of training and development, conducting performance evaluations, recommendation of equity and merit increases, reclassifications, and, when required, the handling of disciplinary actions. In addition, the Director establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers.

The Director is responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources. In addition, he/she may be involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have campus-wide, medical center or Office of the President effect.

To learn more about Scripps Institution of Oceanography please visit here.



Requires an in-depth knowledge of the applications programming development function and a broad knowledge of the IT organization.

Requires the ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of diverse functional assignments.

Ability to use and apply advanced Information Technology principles, theories, and concepts to manage and provide solutions to more complex and multi-dimensional problems.

Extensive or advanced knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.

Extensive experience managing technical staff.

Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.

Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.

Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within a large and complex technical environment.

Detailed knowledge of the TCP/IP networking protocol and the ISO layered network model as applied to network topology design and implementation, and diagnostics.

Detailed knowledge of desktop operating systems, such as MacOSX, Windows, and Unix/Linux variants.

Detailed knowledge of Systems Administration principles and best practices; scripting languages such as C-Shell, Bourne Shell, Perl, AWK, sed; compiled programming languages such as "C", and FORTRAN; Software Development processes and best practices.

Solid ability to clearly articulate project and system development requirements to technical staff, including input needs, online processing/query functionality, known interfaces, output specifications and archival requirements.

Proven knowledge of disaster recovery planning and implementation, including specifying, purchasing, operation, and maintenance of backup and disaster recovery hardware and software systems.

Thorough knowledge of IT management and broad knowledge of all IT areas sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.

Demonstrated budgetary management skills to analyze financial data, make cost projections, coordinate IT contract negotiations and establish hardware and software upgrade priorities.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.



Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

Willing to obtain DOD Security Clearance.

Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Must be able to travel.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html