Temporary Research Technician (BNZ LTER Pool, JOB19-19)

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Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking motivated seasonal research technicians to assist with field data collection for the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program (BNZ LTER).

Duties:

1001. Navigate to specific coordinates using mobile GIS, by a combination of truck, ATV, foot, or boat. 2. Collect baseline ecological data, including measurements of stand composition, understory vegetation, mosses and lichens. 3. In office: Review data and address inconsistencies or errors. In general, the crew works as a whole to accomplish a variety of tasks. Based on experience, each crew member will be assigned a primary role and will then be expected to fill in on other duties as needed. Throughout the summer and fall there will be times when the crew will aid in other projects related to collection of core ecological data for the Bonanza Creek LTER.Essential

PLEASE NOTE: THIS A POOL POSITION SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A JOB OFFER NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE ANY REVIEW OF APPLICANT MATERIALS.

Approximate employment dates are from late April through October. We are open to discussing flexibility in start and end dates for students.

Travel to plots will be by helicopter, 4-wheel drive vehicle, ATV, riverboat, and foot. Significant amounts of off-trail hiking, in steep and difficult terrain, with heavy backpacks, is required. Working conditions can be difficult, with exposure to hazards such as bad weather, stinging and biting insects, and encounters with wildlife.

Job Duties:

1. Navigate to specific coordinates using mobile GIS, by a combination of truck, ATV, foot, or boat.
2. Collect baseline ecological data, including measurements of stand composition, understory vegetation, mosses and lichens.
3. In office: Review data and address inconsistencies or errors.

In general, the crew works as a whole to accomplish a variety of tasks. Based on experience, each crew member will be assigned a primary role and will then be expected to fill in on other duties as needed. Throughout the summer and fall, there will be times when the crew will aid in other projects related to the collection of core ecological data for the Bonanza Creek LTER.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Interest in natural sciences; field experience; knowledge of boreal tree species; high level of physical fitness, in particular, the ability to walk long distances in rugged terrain; ability to maintain a positive attitude while working long days in all types of conditions; backcountry camping experience; ability to follow instructions, work independently and as part of a team, and take responsibility for collecting high quality data; basic computer spreadsheet software skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in fieldwork, knowledge of boreal plant species, data management, and coursework in biology/ecology/forestry or a related field.

Required Experience:

Adequate experience in ecology, biology, or natural resources to perform the assigned duties. PREFERRED: Experience with field logistics in a remote setting.

Typical Education or Training:

Proof of valid driver's license will be required at time of hire. Education or field experience related to ecology, biology, or natural resources.

NOTE: While we welcome out of state applicants, this position does not provide travel to Fairbanks, housing, or meals. (Food will be covered during all camping trips.)

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references with your application.

Review Date: The first review of applications will be conducted after 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on March 16, 2019. 
Though the pool will remain open for submission after that date, late applications will only be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A POOL POSITION; SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER NOR REVIEW OF APPLICANT MATERIALS.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is 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/

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

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

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