Operations Manager - Geophysical Institute

Operations Manager - Geophysical Institute

  • 527788
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 80
  • UAF Geophysical Institute

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.

To thrive in this role, the successful candidate will demonstrate strong time management skills, experience in supervising and motivating employees, excellent customer service, and great attention to detail. Having experience with building plans, chemical hygiene, and permitting will be very beneficial. The applicant will also need a valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and five years progressively responsible experience in facilities management, construction management, business management or equivalent combination of training and expertise.  Demonstrated experience with leases and permits and Hazardous Materials training.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Position Details:

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. This position is a full-time, Grade 80, continuing, exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA 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, based on education and experience.

*Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position. 


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 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: 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 need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or at uaf-gi-hr@alaska.edu. 


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