Are you interested in science, ecology, and environmental conservation? Are you interested in contributing to the responsible use of Alaska's natural resources? Do you want to join a hard-working group of researchers working in the fields of aquatic ecology, botany and vegetation ecology, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, marine/nearshore ecology, and invasive species? Then apply to the ACCS 2020-2021 Research Technician 1-4 temporary pool!
Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) is a center for research, education, and scholarship at the University of Alaska Anchorage that is committed to providing the public, industry, and agency partners with information to facilitate effective biological conservation and management of the state’s natural resources. Our faculty and staff conduct basic and applied research, serve a wide range of data to the public, offer professional services, and provide educational opportunities. Data and expertise provided by ACCS are also used by state and federal agencies and NGOs for environmental and conservation planning. Research at ACCS focuses on aquatic ecology, botany and vegetation ecology, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, and invasive species. ACCS also includes state representatives of nationwide programs: Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP) and Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR). Finally, ACCS provides educational opportunities for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students.
This is a pool from which ACCS will draw when research technicians are needed to work on grant-funded projects. The position may be part- or full-time.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of data collection procedures, data entry procedures, and computerized spreadsheets and databases. Ability to manipulate data to produce charts and graphs to display trends in data. Ability to interpret data results for reporting. Ability to work in remote locations, sometimes in extreme conditions. Ability to coordinate/lead the activities of others.
Required Experience, Education or Training: Varies by level of position need.
Research Technician 1: High school graduation and 6 months' experience in field relevant to research or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Research Technician 2: 1 year's relevant college coursework and 1 year's experience in relevant field, or equivalent combination training and experience.
Research Technician 3: 2 years' relevant college coursework and 2 years' relevant experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Research Technician 4: Bachelor's degree in relevant field and 4 years' experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Minimum Hourly Rates:
Research Technician 1: $16.15/hour
Research Technician 2: $18.18/hour
Research Technician 3: $20.47/hour
Research Technician 4: $22.36/hour
Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of employment.
The level of any hire will be determined by the needs of the position and not by the level of education and/or training of the person being hired.
Please upload the following documents to your application:
* Current resume or CV
* List of 3 professional references with contact information for each
* Cover letter
* Unofficial academic transcript(s)
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Review date (initial): 7/10/2020, 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time. Note that since this is a pool position posting, review of applications will be ongoing during fiscal year 2021.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.