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Research Specialist (Extended Temporary) (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Extended Temporary) (UPDATED)
Department Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res (2412)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Note: This position has been reopened and the review date has been updated to 01/23/2018. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring a Research Specialist. This candidate will provide support of a field research program spanning various aspects of rangeland ecohydrologic research.

This position is expected to begin in January 1, 2018 and end January 1, 2020.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Under direction of a Research Hydrologist, the candidate will be responsible for a suite of research activities including field work, lab processing of field collected water and sediment samples, data management and analysis, and technical writing. Field work will include, but is not limited to, rainfall simulation experiments and vegetation and soil measurements in remote mountainous locations under potentially extreme climate conditions as typical of the Sonoran Desert. The candidate may be responsible for supervising field campaigns and maintaining field equipment depending on level of experience. Data management/analysis may include data entry and database development, statistical analysis, and data reduction and summarization depending on level of experience. Technical writing may include basic scientific report writing and contribution to manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals depending of level of experience. Some travel will be required associated with field work and other responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

- Experience in field data collection in water resources, natural resources, or related field

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

- BS or BA degree in Water Resources, Natural Resources, or related field
- MS degree in Water Resources, Natural Resources, or related field
- Experience using, maintaining, and repairing field research equipment (e.g., dataloggers, pumps, stream gaging, rainfall simulators, survey tools)
- Experience with data management and analysis using SAS
- Experience in preparing technical reports or scientific publications

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $31,125 - $40,000 Annually - DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24306
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary) 01/01/2020
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Phil Guertin

Open Date 11/29/2017
Review Start Date 01/23/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents