Temporary Technical - Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Extension

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Classification:Temporary Technical
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 72
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

This is a pooled position for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Extension and includes temporary positions available for various departments. The departments may or may not be hiring at this time but will be reviewing the applicants in this pool when needed.

Duties:

This is a pooled position for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Extension and includes temporary positions available for various departments. The departments may or may not be hiring at this time but will be reviewing the applicants in this pool as needed through out the year.

Locations include: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, Wasilla, Bethel, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna, and Delta Junction.

Positions may include:
Survey Research Aide
Boreal Ecology Field Assistant
Laboratory Assistant
Reindeer Research Program Field Assistant
Forestry Field Work

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Survey Research Aide: Basic understanding of social science research techniques; ability to use spreadsheets; understanding of basic statistical analysis techniques; ability to work independently; ability to comprehend goals of study; ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to work for extended periods in a remote, outdoor setting; ability to communicate effectively with public and represent the university in a professional manner; careful attention to detail.

Boreal Ecology Field Assistant: Experience and interest in natural sciences, knowledge of boreal plant species; the ability to negotiate rugged terrain in remote field conditions; basic computer spreadsheet software skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in fieldwork, data analysis, as well as coursework in biology/ecology or other related field.

Laboratory Assistant: Perform various laboratory-related duties in carious types of laboratory settings.

Reindeer Program Field Assistant: Knowledge of farm operations, knowledge of large animals, knowledge of use of and maintenance for ATV, boat or snowmachines.

Required Experience

Adequate to perform the assigned duties.

Typical Education or Training 

Survey Research Aide: Minimum of two years or 40 credit hours of undergraduate coursework towards a bachelor's degree. Valid driver's license required.

Boreal Ecology Field Assistant: Valid Driver's license.

Laboratory Assistant: Adequate to perform the assigned duties.

Reindeer Program Field Assistant: Adequate to perform the assigned duties.

This is a part-time, Temp Grade 72, minimum $11.33 hourly (DOE). Hours worked and rate vary by position. This is a pooled position which may be used to fill multiple vacancies throughout the year. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

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.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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. 

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska 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 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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