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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Posting NumberS04184PWorking TitleRESEARCH TECHNICIAN IIDepartmentVPR-Marine InstituteAbout the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department The UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island (UGAMI) is a world-renowned field destination that supports research and education in coastal ecosystems. The Marine Institute is located on Sapelo Island, GA, accessible only via ferry or boat. College/Unit/Department websiteugami.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information Normally weekdays, 40 hours, but may require irregular hours with the possibility of accruing comp time during busy seasons of the year. Advertised Salary$28,000/yrPosting Date10/18/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date12/15/2019Special Instructions to Applicants Please be sure to include all required attachments. Please have your highest education listed, and any significant field experience, knowledge of water quality monitoring, GIS, drone piloting, and/or land surveying experience. Note: This job requires living on Sapelo Island, GA, a barrier island accessible only by small boat or state-operated ferry (you'll be issued a pass for the ferry). Applications will be accepted until position filled, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Location of VacancyOther South Georgia Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Position Information Classification TitleLife Science TechnicianPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyResearch And LabFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications. Preferred Qualifications Prefer a Bachelor's Degree and significant field experience, knowledge of water quality monitoring, and GIS work, including drone piloting and land surveying. Position Summary This position is based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA. The selected individual will serve as a field technician for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program (gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/lter/) and will work with other technicians. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Operate trucks and small boats safely and effectively. Basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing, and spreadsheet programs. Physical Demands The position will occasionally have strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Much of the work is done outdoors in hot, muddy, and buggy conditions. Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Help implement all routing monitoring programs associate with the project, including: - monitoring land and invertebrate populations, water chemistry, sediment dynamics, and climate - maintaining monitoring instruments - computer data entry - Downloading and transmitting instrument data to GCE personnel Percentage of time52 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Operate a small boat (currently using 16' and 22' boats) to transport personnel and equipment to field sites in estuaries and marshes on the Georgia coast. Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist GCE Personnel with field research. Percentage of time13 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist in processing samples in laboratory. Percentage of time13 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Attend annual GCE meetings. Percentage of time2Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Do you possess a valid driver's license? No Response No Yes Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter List of References with Contact Information Optional Documents

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