Natural Resources and Agriculture Temporary Technical

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  • Job Number:519657
  • Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 73
  • Work type:Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Other, 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.


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Be part of the gateway to the extraordinary natural resources of Alaska! Work hands on with rugged native plants or unique mammals of the region, or put your scientific curiosity to use in our labs collecting and analyzing natural resources data!  Locations are available throughout the state; most are in Fairbanks, Anchorage or Wasilla/Palmer.

Explore Alaska's ag & horticulture, health & community, 4H, and natural resource management in the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE). Check out IANRE and our ag and forestry experiment station too at!

Please apply with a cover letter stating the desired number of hours and location, and resume.


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.

Horticulture Assistant: 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 may 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.

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 snow machines.


1 year related experience.


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.

Horticulture Assistant: Adequate to perform the assigned duties.

Laboratory Assistant: Adequate to perform the assigned duties.

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


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 Kenna Metivier, HR Coordinator, UAF Signers’ Business Office, at or (907) 474-1847.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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