Astronomer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
City of Rancho Mirage
Department Name: 
Library
Street Line 1: 
69-825 Highway 111
City: 
Rancho Mirage
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
92270
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The internationally known desert resort City of Rancho Mirage California is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, program-oriented astronomer to guide its brand new observatory located at its award-winning Public Library.

The City of Rancho Mirage has had one of the finest and busiest libraries in California and the nation since its 1996 ribbon cutting by a former president and first lady. In 2006, the City rededicated its Library in a brand new building that incorporates beautiful desert and mountain views with multiple performance venues and special collections. The Library welcomes 800–1,200 visitors daily.

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, the most exciting book and author event in America since 2014–brings 50 authors and 1,000 readers to the Library each January. The Festival will be in its fifth year in 2018, covered from opening to conclusion on C-Span.

In 2018, Rancho Mirage will open the best and possibly the only Observatory on a public library campus in California or the United States. This Observatory has been designed with the assistance of the California Institute of Technology, through support by the staff of Mt. Palomar Observatory. The Rancho Mirage Observatory is built around a 27" Plane Wave CDK telescope with remote controlled technology within a remarkable architectural design.

The position of Astronomer offers the right science-oriented candidate an opportunity to fully utilize this important asset to develop programming with an educational, and entertainment focus that will bring astronomy to all ages throughout the Library's calendar. The programming possibilities offered by the observatory will build upon the Library's award winning program guide.

The City's astronomer will report to the Library Director and be part of a devoted team of librarians, staff, and volunteers who bring a passion to their mission-lifelong learning. This has resulted in the stellar reputation of the City of Rancho Mirage and its Library. The new Observatory will only add to this reputation.

For a full job description and application please visit our website at www.ranchomirageCA.gov.

Included Benefits: 

This position offers an impressive salary and benefits package:

• Salary range (36) $71, 102 - $86,527/Annually, FLSA Status Exempt

• 9/80 Work schedule available

• 100% Paid Medical, Dental, Vision and EAP coverage

• $75,000 Life Insurance - City paid

• City funded health reimbursement account $6000/family - $3000/single

• City match deferred compensation program

• 11 Paid holidays & 2 floating holidays

• Two weeks paid vacation with higher increments at 2, 6 and 12 years

• 12 Days sick leave annually

• Three days administrative leave

• The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) under a 2% @ 60 formula for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 formula for New       CalPERS Members hired on or after January 1, 2013. Employee pays the employee share of CalPERS. The City does not participate in the Social Security program.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 22, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Letty Gallegos-Gallardo
Title: 
Human Resources Specialist
Institution/Company: 
City of Rancho Mirage
Street Line 1: 
69-825 Highway 111
City: 
Rancho Mirage
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
92270
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
760/324-4511
FAX: 
760/321-1647
Email: 
lettyg@ranchomirageca.gov
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
City of Rancho Mirage
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Letty Gallegos-Gallardo
Subject: 
Astronomer Recruitment
Email: 
lettyg@ranchomirageca.gov