Fiscal Coordinator- ASF

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  • Job Number:525558
  • Classification:Fiscal Technician 3
  • Grade:Grade 77
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Accounting/Finance/Grants, Business/Administrative/Personnel, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

This position works for the Alaska Satellite Facility in the Geophysical Institute at UAF. The position is responsible for fiscal, travel, and administrative duties as outlined in the duties section of the advertisement. The Alaska Satellite Facility downlinks, processes, archives, and distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users around the world. ASF’s mission is to make remote-sensing data accessible. We are seeking an individual who enjoys working with a diverse group of people, able to prioritize duties, stay on task with minimum supervision, and constant interruptions. *YOU MUST BE A US CITIZEN AND PROVIDE THIS CONFIRMATION IN YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER. **Remote work is not available for this position.**

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, members from marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Intermediate fiscal skills that include knowledge of accounting system procedures, electronic spreadsheets, and experience with grants and contracts, specifically University Fund 3. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply the University’s purchasing and travel regulations with experience using Banner and Concur or similar programs.  
  • Ability to maintain files, both paper and electronically, while maintaining confidentiality and using information management regulations
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Google Suites and the ability to utilize specialized software and databases to query and maintain data. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and as part of a team, multitask, and prioritize work with intermittent supervision. 
  • Detailed-oriented and excellent organizational skills with grammar, spelling, and punctuation knowledge to transcribe material accurately, as well as basic phone skills and etiquette. 
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to research and resolve discrepancies as well as certification, monitoring, and reconciling skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact, diplomacy, and international cultural sensitivity using strong oral and written language skills.
  • Experience in making complex travel arrangements for individuals and visiting groups using a travel system, travel agents, or directly with travel vendors.

Physical Demands: Crouching/stooping, Pulling/pushing, Repetitive movements, Reaching, Squatting, Lift up to 50lbs, Bending, Ability to use ladders and steps.

Preferred Experience & Education:
One year of experience in making complex travel arrangements.
Required Experience & Education:

College coursework in Accounting or related field and one year entry-level accounting experience,
or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This position is full-time, Grade 77, term-funded, non-exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified


The selected finalist/s will be required to complete 4-5 assessment tests that will take on average 1 hour to complete.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or at 

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