IARC FY18 Student Assistant C

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Intl Arctic Research Center
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

If you are a UA student looking for a valuable learning and employment opportunity, please consider applying to the International Arctic Research Center's Student Assistant Pool. Multiple departments within IARC may be hiring from this pool during the year, and duties assigned will vary depending on the specific department's needs.

Duties:

100Duties may include any combination of the following: Assist with the upkeep and generation of confidential files, technical/educational materials, publications, display materials, presentation materials and other related items. May be responsible for the timely production and publication articles and stories. Solid understanding of databases methodology to design and use new databases. Conduct onsite and offsite tours. Assist with the development and engineering of software. Assist in desktop and network troubleshooting, support. Provide computer consulting for University faculty, staff and students. Perform maintenance on microcomputers and accessories Assist with development, production and maintenance of web pages and sites. Create graphics for the web. Carry out work in the field and in the laboratory. Laboratory work will include duties such as sample preparation, washing glassware. Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data. Ability to use the UA Banner system to enter accurately and look up information and data. Perform maintenance and repair of vehicles, scientific equipment, motors, pumps, building and/or maintaining fencing, storage sheds, cages, and assorted construction duties. Collect and maintain research data, data entry, travel to research sites, expediter duties, operating research equipment, moving supplies and equipment. Assist in creating and maintaining complex system software, at the direction of the system administrators. This software might be layered software packages, system utilities, or other system applications. Write and design technical documentation.Essential

 

The International Arctic Research Center is accepting applications to our Student Assistant C Pool. Applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis by various departments during the year. By submitting your application to this job posting you should understand that there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed nor selected by a department.

IARC was established in 1999 as a cooperative research institute supported by both U.S. and Japanese governments. It serves as a focal point of excellence for international collaboration and provides the Arctic research community with an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge about science in the Arctic, with an emphasis on global climate change research. IARC's mission is to foster Arctic research in an international setting to help the nation and the international community to understand, prepare for, and adapt to the Pan-Arctic impacts of climate change.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

These duties will vary based on position:

  • Assist with the upkeep and generation of confidential files, technical/educational materials, publications, display materials, presentation materials and other related items.
  • May be responsible for the timely production and publication articles and stories.
  • Solid understanding of databases methodology to design and use new databases.
  • Conduct onsite and offsite tours.
  • Assist with the development and engineering of software.
  • Assist in desktop and network troubleshooting, support.
  • Provide computer consulting for University faculty, staff and students.
  • Perform maintenance on microcomputers and accessories
  • Assist with development, production and maintenance of web pages and sites.
  • Create graphics for the web.
  • Carry out work in the field and in the laboratory. Laboratory work will include duties such as sample preparation, washing glassware.
  • Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data.
  • Ability to use the UA Banner system to enter accurately and look up information and data.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of vehicles, scientific equipment, motors, pumps, building and/or maintaining fencing, storage sheds, cages, and assorted construction duties.
  • Collect and maintain research data, data entry, travel to research sites, expediter duties, operating research equipment, moving supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining complex system software, at the direction of the system administrators. This software might be layered software packages, system utilities, or other system applications.
  • Write and design technical documentation.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. As the first point of contact, the student must exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
  • Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize and use good judgment.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining databases.
  • High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.

Special conditions of employment:

Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Required Documentation:

Interested candidates should submit an online application along with the following documents:

1. Cover letter 
2. Resume
3. Three (3) professional references with titles, email address and phone numbers

Salary Information:

This position is a 00_C (Step 1: $10.50/hour), Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Assistance:

If you need further information or assistance with applying for this position, please contact the Geophysical Institute Human Resources Office at 474-7999.

Background Check:

The successful applicant may be required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace:

Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

 

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