Natural Resources and Agriculture Temporary Technical

Natural Resources and Agriculture Temporary Technical

  • 524933
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 73
  • UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
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.

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 snowmachines. Preferred Experience & Education:
1 year related experience.
Required Experience & Education:

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.

Salary Information:

This is a part-time, non-exempt temporary position. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 


*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.

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 have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers’ Business Office Assistant HR Manager, at or 907-474-1847.

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