CNSM/SOE FY21 Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Nat Science & Math
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and the School of Education promotes students' self-motivation to excel and guides them towards professional careers and public service in an environment of life-long learning.


Job Overview

CNSM and SOE is seeking UAF undergraduate students to fill a variety of positions. Duties may include being the departmental initial point of contact, answering phones, filing, maintaining databases, and operating office equipment. Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.

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 multi-task. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining databases.
  • High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.

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.


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


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact Valerie Rickards, CNSM/SOE Human Resources Coordinator at 907-474-6714.

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:


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.

Background Check:

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. 

Training Policy:

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.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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