AERC Sr. Research Technician

AERC Sr. Research Technician

  • 527409
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAA Chancellor

The Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC) and Center for Strategic Partnerships and Research (CSPR) are centers of the UAA Business Enterprise Institute (BEI). The BEI provides a platform for high-level consultancy between industry and the University of Alaska (UA), while serving as a bridge to resources, expertise, and talents across the entire UA system. The AERC mission is to collect, analyze, and apply environmental, natural, and cultural resource data for optimal management of public lands. Projects of the AERC span between Alaska, Hawai’i, Japan, Korea, and the Pacific Islands. In the future, we anticipate serving other strategic locations as well as expanding services to other public land-owners.


The primary client of the AERC is the US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District. Primary clients of CSPR vary, but in all cases include non-department of defense contracts. Core to the mission of AERC and CSPR is to tap talent across the entire UA system. All work of the AERC and CSPR is via task orders or contracts. In short, the AERC seeks to provide new opportunities for the UA community in applied research via coordination of environmental work supported primarily via federal and state funding.

The AERC Sr. Research Technician will play a critical role in assisting and/or leading a project for the team. The successful candidate should have prior field work experience that directly relates to the position. The ideal candidate will be familiar with military protocols and has experience conducting field work on military lands. Candidates should expect at times long field days and then in the off season will be responsible to ensuring data collected is interpreting, reviewed, and analyzed for reports. The candidate should have working knowledge of ArcGIS. The AERC Research Technician should be able to perform field camp maintenance and logistical support as well as lead projects and teams.

Four years experience in a field relevant to the research, and Bachelors degree in a field relevant to research (e.g. science, math, business) or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Experience
• Prior Department of Defense (DoD) experience in either the military or civil servant capacity as it relates to a Wildlife Technician and research
• Prior Range Control Training and experience to include protocols on conducting field research on an active military installation
• Moderately to expert level proficiency in ArcGIS (prefer three years of prior GIS software use and experience)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in a field relevant to research (e.g. science, math, business) and four years experience in a field relevant to the research, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, term-funded, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Must have a valid Alaska Driver's License.

Applications will be accepted for review on 01/02/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55pm, Alaska Standard Time on 01/01/2024.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution, and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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 have any questions regarding this position, please contact Jeff Libby, at jllibby@alaska.edu.

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