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This position is open until filled.    The Freelance General Assignment Reporter covers news of local relevance and often national significance across all KPBS beats, as directed.  The reporter will work collaboratively with beat reporters, and at the direction of the News Editor.  The reporter will also work in coordination with other members of the News Division.   KPBS beats involve taking complex concepts and rendering them into accessible and compelling stories.  These stories will be carefully grounded in fact, but can still be playful or moving as the subject matter requires.  KPBS news beats are, but not exclusive to, arts & culture, border, education, environment, health, investigative, metro, and military.    The Reporter will pitch news stories, or be assigned stories by the editors, that can be distributed on KPBS radio, TV, KPBS.org, KPBS social networking and KPBS mobile.  The news stories will be produced in formats for radio newscasts, in-depth radio features, TV packages, multi-media projects and special reports as assigned. The Reporter works closely with online producers and editors to create original content in support of beat reporting.     The Reporter may be assigned to anchor radio newscasts, and appear as a guest or host on KPBS TV and radio programs. The Reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities, and make appearances for KPBS community-building events and other public relations activities.   This position is filled on an on-call, as-needed basis with no set schedule.    
Req No.
2020-10302
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for student services to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of computer science for the TRAP project. The purpose of this project is to develop a system that will recommend locations of vessels that are not actively tracked by other assets. This system will aid reconnaissance assets in locating these vessels. The TRAP project is an ISR platform that works with Artificial Intelligence. The work is for front end user integration for the TRAP project. This will perform in an ISR platform.
Req No.
2020-10226
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for student services to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of chemistry and biology for the Navy Environmental Sustainability Development to Integration Project #578 “Field mesocosm testing of in situ PFAS treatment trains.” The purpose of this project is to evaluate several promising sorbent for PFAS groundwater remediation, developing laboratory and field evaluation methods. 
Req No.
2020-10222
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with first review or resumes to take place on April 7th.   San Diego State University World Campus has exciting opportunities within its growing Marketing Team, currently at eight, as we expand our efforts in meeting the needs of non-traditional students and being a global leader in providing innovative education programs that transform lives.   The SEO and Content Manager will produce SEO and CRO content, writing, editing, proofreading, as well as formulating SEO content strategies. This position will manage internal writing & social media resources as well as outside freelancers and contractors, as well as creating content, and will report to the Executive Director of Marketing.   It is expected the candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to manage a diverse workload.
Req No.
2020-10215
Category
Marketing
Department/Project Name
SDSU World Campus
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Electrical Engineering in support of scientific research and development projects at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The purpose of the Superconducting Quantum Electromagnetic Sensor project is to assist in the development of cryogenic instrumentation and data acquisition using Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Arrays (SQA) as a non-invasive instrument to help identify magnetic signals from the human body and cells.   Development of cryogenic instrumentation and data acquisition for the Superconducting Quantum Electromagnetic Sensor project.
Req No.
2020-10203
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is located in Northern California in Calaveras/Amador or Calaveras/Tuolumne County   The Creative Support Alternatives project witin the SDSU Research Foundation, provides Independent/Supported Living Services and related services to adults with disabilities, as well as others who benefit from individualized, person-driven supports, to maximize their full inclusion and participation in all aspects of home and community life.   The Community Support Facilitator, under the supervision of the Director(s) and Community Living Coordinator(s), provides direct support to people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in the community.
Req No.
2020-10189
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Creative Support Alternatives
Location
US-CA-San Andreas
This position is open until filled with first review of resumes to take place on March 18th.    The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) includes three academic degrees: Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Postsecondary Education Leadership, the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Education Leadership. The Department is located on Campus and the Interwork Institute is co-located in Mission Valley while the Institute’s Exceptional Family Resource Center is located at Sky Park.   Interwork Institute administers approximately 50 federal grants, state contracts, and other contracts from a wide range of resources. These grants and contracts cover a diverse range of topics, i.e., master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, certificate in rehabilitation administration, capacity building, assistive technology, transition and supported employment, technical assistance and continuing education, statewide needs assessment, workforce education, postsecondary educational leadership, and community college teaching. The Interwork Institute includes six centers. There is a combination of funding through grants and contracts with the Foundation and the University.   The ARPE/lnterwork Institute faculty and staff serve a large geographic area as well as diverse ethnic populations. This includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, other US states and selected international partnerships. There are more than 60 employees that staff and administer the grants and contracts under the ARPE/Interwork Institute.
Req No.
2020-10171
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
Interwork Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled.   The SDSU Pre-College Institute within the SDSU School of Teacher Education is seeking Resident Advisors to supervise, mentor and advise high school students during our summer academy. The Institute’s goal is to assist low-income and/or first-generation college students currently in high school to prepare for success in college. The six-week summer academy provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and cultural enrichment activities within a residential setting. Resident Advisors (2 RA’s and 1 male RA) are assigned 10-12 students each and live in the dormitory; Resident Advisors receive room and board during the residential session (last three weeks of summer academy). The incumbent is an SDSU Research Foundation employee, an at-will employer.    
Req No.
2020-10164
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
Pre-College Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled.   The SDSU Pre-College Institute within the SDSU School of Teacher Education is seeking Resident Advisors to supervise, mentor and advise high school students during our summer academy. The Institute’s goal is to assist low-income and/or first-generation college students currently in high school to prepare for success in college. The six-week summer academy provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and cultural enrichment activities within a residential setting. Resident Advisors (4 female RA’s and 3 male RA’s) are assigned 10-12 students each and live in the dormitory; Resident Advisors receive room and board during the residential session (last three weeks of summer academy). The incumbent is an SDSU Research Foundation employee, an at-will employer.    
Req No.
2020-10163
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
Pre-College Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled.   The San Diego State University Pre-College Institute promotes college access and completion for under-served students through excellence and innovation in education. SDSU Upward Bound/HCOP are  educational opportunity programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist eligible high school students pursue and complete postsecondary programs of education. There are 13 staff members in the Academic Year and 26 during the Six-Week Summer Academy.  UB/HCOP are funded to serve 167 students during the Academic Year and  90 during the Six-Week Summer Academy. The purpose of SDSU Upward Bound is to develop in students the motivation and skills to assist them to pursue and complete a program of postsecondary education. The purpose of HCOP is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health or allied health profession. Incumbents are  employees of the SDSU Research Foundation, an at-will employer.  
Req No.
2020-10161
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
Pre-College Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to train in the lab of Dr. Nicholas Shikuma under a Naval Research-funded project at the San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego, California.   The successful candidate will lead a project studying a novel syringe-like structure produced by human gut microbes. This project focuses on how bacteria mediate host-responses by producing a previously undescribed family of structures called Bacteroidales Injection Systems that are produced by the microbiomes of nearly all healthy adult humans.   A recent preprint about this work can be accessed through the following link. https://doi.org/10.1101/865204   The ideal candidate is an ambitious, motivated, detail-oriented individual with experience with genetics, molecular biology and/or cell biology, has exceptional oral and written communication skills, and nearing completion or recently obtained their PhD. Experience in microbial genetics and/or host-microbe interactions is a plus. The candidate should be able to work collegially within our laboratory and engage with the vibrant microbiology community at SDSU and in San Diego.   The Shikuma Lab is a highly collaborative environment composed of talented scientists studying host-microbe interactions in the ocean and the human microbiome. More information about the lab can be found through the lab’s website. https://shikumalab.com   Applicant Information Complete applications will be considered if all items are submitted: - A cover letter providing a brief explanation of your recent research and fit with the Shikuma Lab and Bacteroidales Injection Systems project. - Curriculum Vitae - Contact information for three professional references.  
Req No.
2020-10153
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
SDSU - Biology Dept
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Statistics majors at educational intuitions in support of scientific research and development projects at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The purpose of this task is to conduct experimental design in support of NIWC Pacific’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) portfolio.
Req No.
2020-10125
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Statistics majors at educational intuitions in support of scientific research and development projects at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The purpose of this task is to conduct experimental design in support of NIWC Pacific’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) portfolio.
Req No.
2020-10124
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled.    The San Diego State University Pre-College Institute promotes college access and completion for under-served students through excellence and innovation in education. SDSU Upward Bound/HCOP are  educational opportunity programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist eligible high school students pursue and complete postsecondary programs of education. There are 13 staff members in the Academic Year and 26 during the Six-Week Summer Academy.  UB/HCOP are funded to serve 167 students during the Academic Year and 90 during the Six-Week Summer Academy. The purpose of SDSU Upward Bound is to develop in students the motivation and skills to assist them to pursue and complete a program of postsecondary education. The purpose of HCOP is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health or allied health profession.  
Req No.
2020-10086
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Pre-College Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position will remain open until filled   The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) includes three academic degrees: Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Postsecondary Education Leadership, the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Education Leadership. The Department is located on Campus and the Interwork Institute is in the Alvarado complex adjacent to the SDSU campus. The Interwork Institute administers approximately 50 federal grants, state contracts, and other contracts from a wide range of resources. These grants and contracts cover a diverse range of topics, i.e., master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and postsecondary education leadership via distance, capacity building, assistive technology, transition and supported employment, a national technical assistance and continuing education program, statewide needs assessment, workforce education, postsecondary educational leadership, and community college teaching. There are also extensive research and demonstration efforts embedded in these topics.  The Interwork Institute includes six centers. The ARPE/lnterwork Institute faculty and staff serve a large geographic area as well as diverse ethnic populations. This includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, other US states and selected international partnerships. There are more than 60 employees that staff and administer the grants and contracts under the ARPE/Interwork Institute.
Req No.
2020-9999
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Information Systems
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled, with first review of resumes on 1/14/20.   The Account Executive has a highly visible position that along with the Corporate Development Manager acts as a liaison to the business community. Duties include securing financial commitments for Radio and Television programs, KPBS.org website and various KPBS events in the form of underwriting/sponsorships from the business community, individuals, foundations, agencies and media buyers.   KPBS Television and Radio broadcast programs in the public interest to San Diego. Additionally, KPBS offers digital services through its various digital offerings inclusive of KPBS.org. The KPBS Corporate Development Department is responsible for securing support from corporations, foundations, individual businesses and government agencies. That support is recognized in the form of underwriting or credits in our local, regional and national television and radio programming. Additionally, the Corporate Development Department is responsible for generating revenue through support of the KPBS.org website.    
Req No.
2019-9941
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Navy Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) has been actively engaged in shaping the Naval Warfare Systems Command Cyber IT/CSWF Model to optimize training for required personnel, while minimizing unnecessary training time and associated costs. The contractor will assist NIWC PAC in determining CSWF Specialty areas and proficiency levels based on occupational standards and assigned duties. This will facilitate the proper coding of NIWC PAC personnel within the Cyber IT/CSWF model. The contractor will also assist in the conversion and implementation of a new CSWF database which houses multiple types of credentials for over 2000 CSWF members.   This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student to provide technical and/or analytical support in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems or Computer Engineering for the Cybersecurity Branch. The purpose of this project is to assist the Cyber Information Technology (IT)/Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) Program Manager (PM) with new and evolving CSWF requirements.
Req No.
2019-9930
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2019-9903
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2019-9902
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2019-9901
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego