SciOp

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY

La Silla Observatory

SCIENCE OPERATION DEPARTMENT

SciOp

Re-Engineering Project:
Job Titles and Generic Job Descriptions

LSO-SPE-ESO-9000-1/v-1.0


Prepared Olivier Hainaut 2002-03-18
Reviewed Martin Kurster 2002-03-21
Released Jorge Melnick 2002-05-09

Revision History

0.1 2002-03-18 first version for review, ohainaut
0.2 2002-03-21 integrate review, ohainaut
1.0 2002-05-09 grammatical changes and release, ohainaut

1- INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This document is proposes a unification of the job titles for the Staff of SciOp, and lists generic job descriptions for each of these titles.

2- JOB TITLES

The table below is sorted by the Position IDs, and includes the name and Person ID of the people currently on the considered position, as listed in the 2002 budgets. Obviously some of this is already obsolete.

PostID GRP-DIV Personnel Name Current title Suggested title Reason for change
CSO301 LNT-LSO Hainaut, O. Astronomer, Team Leader Astronomer, Head of Science Operations 2,4
CSO302 LNT-LSO Vanzi, L. Operations Staff Astronomer Astronomer 1
CSO303 LNT-LSO Le Saux, P. Engineer Operation Engineer 1
CSO401 CFT-LSO Sterzik, M. Astronomer Astronomer 0
CSO402 CFT-LSO Kuerster, M. Infrared Astronomer Astronomer 3
CSO502 MET-LSO Mendez, R. Astronomer, Team Leader Astronomer 2
FDG101 SCV-ODG N.N. Fellow Fellow La Silla CFT Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG103 SCV-ODG Billeres, M. Fellow La Silla NTT Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG103 SCV-ODG NN - Fellow La Silla NTT Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG105 SCV-ODG Jones, H. Fellow La Silla MET Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG106 SCV-ODG Brooks, K. Fellow La Silla CFT Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG110 SCV-ODG Germany, L. Fellow La Silla MET Fellow Astronomer 1
FDG117 SCV-ODG Saviane, I. Fellow La Silla MET Fellow Astronomer 1
LSO306 LNT-LSO Parra, R. Electronics Engineer, Deputy Electronics Engineer 2,6
LSO307 LNT-LSO Santana, J. Electronician Electronician 0
LSO308 LNT-LSO Miranda, J. Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO309 LNT-LSO Aubel, K. Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO310 LNT-LSO Castex, D Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO312 LNT-LSO Castillo, M. Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO313 LNT-LSO Pizarro, M. Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO314 LNT-LSO Sanchez, A. Telescope/ Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO404 CFT-LSO Araya, E. Telescope and Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO405 CFT-LSO Gonzalez, A. Telescope and Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO406 CFT-LSO Barrios, E. Operations Engineer Operation Engineer 5
LSO407 CFT-LSO Matamoros, E. Telescope and Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO408 CFT-LSO Fluxß, J.C. Electronics Engineer Electronics Engineer 0
LSO410 CFT-LSO Vilaza, J. Electronics Technician Electronician 1
LSO412 CFT-LSO N.N. TIO Telescope and Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO413 CFT-LSO Roman, G. Telescope and Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO414 CFT-LSO Wenderoth, E. Night Assistant Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO503 MET-LSO Olivares, R. Electronician, Leader Deputy Electronics Engineer 1,2,6
LSO505 MET-LSO Kastowsky, H. Electronician Electronician 0
LSO506 MET-LSO Araya, J. Technical Engineer Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO507 MET-LSO N.N. TIO, R. Engineer Telescope and Instrument Operator 0
LSO508 MET-LSO Torrejon, A. TIO Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO509 MET-LSO Labra˝a, F. Engineer Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO510 MET-LSO Sanchez, F. Night Assistant Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO511 LNT-LSO Cortes, J. Night Assistant Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO512 LNT-LSO Martinez, M. Scientific Instrument Operator Telescope and Instrument Operator 1
LSO513 MET-LSO Vega, R. TIO Telescope and Instrument Operator 1,6
PSO003 CFT-LSO N.N. OpA Operational Astronomer Operation Astronomer 1
PSO004 MET-LSO Selman, F. Operational Astronomer Operation Astronomer 1
PSO005 CFT-LSO N.N. OpA Operational Astronomer Operation Astronomer 1
PSO006 MET-LSO Pritchard, J. Operations Staff Astronomer Operation Astronomer 1
Reasons for change:

3- JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Stylistic Convention

In this document, "he" and "his" refer to the position described. In practice, these position can be occupied by people of any gender.

Telescope and Instrument Operator

The TIO is a full time member of SciOp, whose responsibilities encompass

Astronomer

Also called Faculty Astronomer, devoting a minimum of 105 nights time to duties for SciOp at La Silla (105n being the target), the remainder of his working time being devoted to his personal researches. His duties toward SciOp include

Operation Astronomer

Abbreviated as OpA, an astronomer devoting 80% of his time (125 nights, with flexibility at the 5-10% level - it should be noted that currently, individual contracts fluctuate between 120 and 135n; this should be uniformized in the future) to duties for SciOp, the remainder of his working time being devoted to his personal researches. It must be however noted that the scientific production of an OpA is not taken into account in his evaluation.

Fellow Astronomer

Abbreviated at Fellow. Junior astronomer devoting 80 nights (with some flexibility at the ~5-10% level) at La Silla and 35 days at Vitacura to duties for the SciOp Department, the remainder of his working time being devoted to his personal researches. His duties toward SciOp include

Operation Engineer

An Operation Engineer (full time staff) has the following responsibilities within SciOp:

Head of Science Operation

In addition to being an Astronomer in SciOp, the Head of Science Operation (HoSciOp) has management and administrative tasks, described in LSO-SPE-ESO-00100-0004. The total of his duties (Astronomer plus HoSciOp) amount to 50% of his working time, i.e. a minimum of 105n (105n being the target).

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