If you are a UA student looking for a valuable learning and employment opportunity, please consider applying to the Geophysical Institute (GI) Student Assistant pool. Multiple departments within the GI may be hiring from this pool during the year, and duties assigned will vary depending on the specific department’s needs.
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 or selected by a department.
100Assist 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 Geophysical Institute is internationally renowned for studying Earth and its physical environment at high latitudes. Since it was established by an Act of Congress in 1946, scientists at the Geophysical Institute have studied geophysical processes from the center of the Earth to the surface of the sun and beyond, turning data and observations into information useful for state, Arctic and national priorities.
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 judgement.
Ability to multi-task.
Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Working knowledge of maintaining databases.
High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Applicant should be enrolled as a UA student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.
As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please note that this job posting is a pool posting and will be closed at the end of the fiscal year on 6/30/2021.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498.
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:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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.
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 GI HR at 907-474-6498.