If you are looking for an employment opportunity to support the research community at UAF, please consider applying to the Geophysical Institute's Temporary Employee pool. Multiple departments within the Geophysical Institute 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.
100These 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 the laboratory. Laboratory work may include duties such as sample preparation, washing glassware. Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data. Use the UA Banner system to enter accurately and research information and data. Perform maintenance and repair of vehicles, scientific equipment, motors, pumps, building and/or maintaining fencing, storage sheds, cages, and varied 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
At the Geophysical Institute, the breadth of our research is reflected by our disciplinary-based, functional groupings of faculty and research staff. These research divisions reflect the range and diversity of the GI's active scientific research projects, which reach from the center of the earth to the center of the sun and beyond. In addition, the GI supplies researchers all over the world with data and support for essential Earth science research through our many facilities. A large part of the success of the GI is attributable to the expert services of our support staff. These groups include design services, operations, business, human resources, proposal office and public information. As a temporary employee, you would contribute to the research and support of researchers through a variety of positions.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities are dependent upon the position being recruited for.
All positions require at least a High School diploma or equivalent.
All positions require that candidates possess the following skills:
Ability to exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to comfortably speak to a variety of audiences.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to prioritize and use good judgment.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.
Required Education and Experience:
Education, training, licensing and/or certification is dependent upon the position. All positions require at least a High School diploma or equivalent. Additionally, the candidate must possess the appropriate training and/or education required for the position.
The level of experience is varied and is based on the position.
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 apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please note that this temporary pool will be closed on June 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.