Student Assistant - Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension

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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 School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla, Delta Junction, Fairbanks
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension is the state's gateway to its university system. Major program areas include agriculture and horticulture; health, home, family, and community development and 4-H and youth development; natural resource management; and agricultural and forestry experiment station. Learn more about the program at https://www.uaf.edu/ianre/.

Duties:

100All Positions - Ability to communicate effectively and work with a diverse clientele - Ability to work independently on routine responsibilities - Must be able to plan, organize and execute a variety of tasks simultaneously Clerical Positions: Duties vary depending upon location. Typical duties may include: -Greet clients or public, prepare mailings, answer phones, data entry, file, scan, fax photocopy, type and other clerical duties. Laboratory Positions: -Process various types of samples and data for analysis, perform some analysis and statistic, wash glassware, record data, and computer data entry Land Use Surveyor: -Survey visitors or the general public, coordinate samples, monitor budget expenditures, data entry and analysis, and dissemination of results. Horticulture Positions: -Prepare seedbeds, plant, maintain and harvest research plots. -Collect samples and record experimental data. -Assist in landscape construction projects building retaining walls, bed edging, pathways, rock work. Duties involve strenuous physical labor outdoors, such as lifting fertilizer bags, rocks and containers of soil, working around farm machinery such as tractors, rototillers, trucks, and hand and power tools. Office Assistant: Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment; Working knowledge of software such as Word, Excel and Adobe; Computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email; Basic clerical skills including accurate typing and filing, photocopying, scanning, and faxing; Good communication skills; Ability to pay attention to detail; Good organizational skills; Ability to follow directions; Ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to communicate clearly, courteously and tactfully with the public; Ability to perform moderately strenuous physical activity such as moving boxes and handling large mailing tubes. Laboratory Assistant: Some or all of the following: Valid driver''s license; Ability to lift 40 lbs; Ability to follow detailed instructions; Ability to work independently; Ability to accurately collect and record data; Plant identification skills; Ability to perform repetitive tasks; Knowledge of plant biology; Knowledge of Laboratory research; Computer data entry skills. Land Use Surveyor: Ability to interact with various audiences such as the public, supervisor, grant sponsor; Knowledge of recreation management; Accurate and efficient data entry skills; Attention to detail; Ability to work outdoors in inclement conditions. Horticulture: Knowledge of basic gardening and greenhouse techniques and use of hand and power tools. Ability to work independently and with others, perform repetitive tasks, work outdoors regardless of weather. Knowledge of plants, greenhouse management, landscape construction and horticulture field production techniques. Knowledge of Macintosh computer and software. Experience with Excel and FileMaker Pro. Ability to correctly and accurately gather and record date. Reindeer Program Farm/Field Assistant: (Any semester) This position could be assisting at the farm located at UAF, including maintenance and upkeep of facilities and animals. This position could also include some field assistance located on the Seward Peninsula, including maintenance and operation of ATV, boat, snowmachines, and data collection.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension is the state's gateway to its university system. Major program areas include agriculture and horticulture; health, home, family, and community development and 4-H and youth development; natural resource management; and agricultural and forestry experiment station. Learn more about the program at IANRE.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

All Positions
- Ability to communicate effectively and work with a diverse clientele
- Ability to work independently on routine responsibilities
- Must be able to plan, organize and execute a variety of tasks simultaneously

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

- Sufficient to perform the job duties outlined in the job posting.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

- Sufficient to perform the job duties outlined in the job posting.

Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student. 

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

At-Will:

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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