$19.245/hr. This is an on-going, limited term employment (LTE) position.
The successful candidate will report to the Research Manager at Pioneer Farm and will be responsible for maintaining and operating technical equipment at surface water runoff monitoring stations in the field. The job will require moderate physical activity and occasional contact with domestic farm animals. The work hours will require flexibility and include some early mornings, evenings, and weekends particularly during peak runoff periods (snowmelt and rainy periods).
Duties for this position include:
- Maintain and operate runoff monitoring stations (80%)
- Maintain station preparedness for runoff events by testing and calibrating equipment, removing snow and ice, mowing grass, etc.
- Maintain organized and detailed records of station visits
- Collect and process water samples, station data, and station photographs
- Actively identify and repair problems
- Install and replace equipment
- Other (20%)
- Participate in development of research reports and publications
- Participate in education and outreach activities
- Entry of field data
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are preferred:
- Capable of operating typical rough carpentry tools (saws, drills, etc.)
- Capable of basic wiring (12V DC systems)
- Able to safely operate an ATV
- Sufficient computer and writing skills to write reports, collect data from field dataloggers to a laptop, operate digital cameras, collect digital photographs from the field and transfer them to an office computer, and import raw data files into Microsoft Excel.
- Good organizational skills to support a self-directed work schedule
- Ability listen and communicate effectively
- Ability to learn quickly on the job
- Comfortable working outdoors for extended periods, even in adverse weather conditions
2306 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
Application materials must be received by Thursday, February 20, 2014.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.