When there was grant money, the job was amazing!
PISCO Program Manager (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – February 26, 2019
I had too many jobs to list but included my CV. In the two positions I held at OSU I developed skills and was tasked to do things, such as skipper a research vessel, many people would dream about. I also learned quickly how to work with accountants to keep budgets in line, work for leading researchers in the field of Marine Ecology, manage computer networks, supervised up to 20 people. I was in charge of hiring and firing employees. PISCO was an experience where you might be up at 3AM to work low tides, or uploading data to DataONE, planning entire research seasons, to keeping a small fleet of vehicles ready for teams to use.
Providing data to the public in order for law makers to make informed decisions
The grant began to dry up after 8 years...was asked to to the same work with 1/8th the staff.