Research Technician I

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

College Station, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Research Technician I

Agency: Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department: Texas Water Resource Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary: $17.00 hourly

Job Location: College Station, Texas

Job Type: Staff

Job Description

The Research Technician I, under general supervision performs entry level, semi-skilled, technical support research work involving performance of routine tasks.

-Collects samples and measurement data from experiments.

-Implements and maintains data collection and summarization of field data.
-Collects, compiles and manages data.
-Assembles and operates technical equipment.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
-Assists senior staff members in conducting major field experiments and consults in developing procedures.

Major/Essential Duties of Job: 

Work as a member of the hydrologic monitoring team at the Texas Water Resources Institute. This position will primarily assist with, and eventually lead, water quality and quantity monitoring tips throughout the state. This position will be responsible for coordinating personnel schedules for field sampling events, operation and maintenance of streamflow and water quality monitoring equipment, calibrating monitoring equipment, preparing all equipment and documents prior to monitoring trips, maintaining the inventory of necessary field supplies, and scheduling and shipping equipment out for repairs when necessary. This position will also be responsible for managing all paper and electronic data records from field monitoring activities. Additionally, they may assist with gathering and assessing watershed-based data to establish a needed understanding of current conditions to develop watershed management strategies that restore water quality in targeted areas across the state and may assist with data collection, analysis, and interpretation for developing watershed protection plans, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), and TMDL Implementation Plans. 

Occasional Duties:

Support other related water management programs underway or under development at the Texas Water Resources Institute. Other duties as required.

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and two or more years of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science, or a closely related field with coursework related to watershed and/or natural resource management. At least one (1) year of experience collecting, assessing and managing water quality data.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Working knowledge of MS Office Suite; excellent written and oral information delivery skills. Ability to work outdoors in potentially inclement weather conditions.  Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision desired.  Ability to travel statewide as necessary. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills: Knowledge of GIS mapping and assessment; statistical assessment of environmental data. Knowledge/experience or ability to learn water quality and quantity sampling techniques used in support of watershed assessment, planning and management. Working knowledge of monitoring systems.   

Other requirements:

Applications for the position will be accepted through  The position requires several documents which may be attached during the application process.  These include:

1.  A letter of introduction describing why you are interested in this position and how your background meets the education and experience requirements.

2. Resume describing professional experience and education.
3. Names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.

 If you are unable to attach some or all of the documents and for additional information, please contact:

               Dr. Lucas Gregory



All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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