Research Analyst - Water Resources Research Center (Research Professional II) (Extended Temporary)

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Numberreq13827
DepartmentWater Resources Rsch Ctr-Res
Department Website Link
LocationMain Campus
AddressTucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThis position is funded through the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP): Arizona Water Resources Research Center Effort. Funding is appropriated by the US Congress and received through an award from the US Geological Survey (USGS). This position will work with TAAP PI Sharon B. Megdal, who serves as WRRC Director and Professor Department of Environmental Science, other WRRC TAAP team members, and project collaborators from other universities and agencies in the United States and MexicoThis is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. Position is available immediately for two years, with third-year funding dependent on successful progress.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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will assist with tasks of the funded project, including but not limited to:Project research, including that focused on investigating the socio-economic dimensions of transboundary aquifers in the U.S. and Mexico and the impact of contrasting modes of governance in shared groundwater resources;Organizing meetings and communicating with partners and stakeholders in the U.S. and Mexico, and responding to inquiries;Preparing journal articles, bulletins, presentations, and reports, including the Santa Cruz Aquifer Binational Report and progress and other reports required by USGS and including GIS representations in all the above as needed;Identifying and assessing opportunities for collaboration with local authorities and researchers conducting projects and activities for groundwater collaboration,Organizing meetings with partners in the US and MexicoKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesBasic knowledge of geographical information system (GIS)
Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.Experience interacting with government agencies and officials in the U.S. and Mexico.Experience conducting survey research.Fluency in Spanish.
Preferred QualificationsMS or Ph.D. in a field connected to water resources.Experience conducting research related to water governance and management in the U.S. and Mexico and groundwater in arid regions.Experience and knowledge with the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program.Experience and knowledge with groundwater governance along the border shared by the United States and Mexico.
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job FTE1.0
Work CalendarFiscal
Job CategoryResearch
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Rate of PayDOE – minimum is $48,976
Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and LevelPC2
Job FamilyResearchers & Scientists
Job FunctionResearch
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies1
Target Hire Date3/20/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for CandidatesLinda Heffernan
Open Date2/24/2023
Open Until FilledYes
Documents Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to ApplicantSubmit an application online, including a cover letter describing background and prior experience and an up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume. At the appropriate time, references will be required from qualified applicants. Please be prepared to provide the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references.
Application review will begin March 6, 2023.
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