Part-time Field Technician Shenandoah Watershed Study via Indeed

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA, US

The Shenandoah Watershed Study in the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Virginia is seeking a part-time Field Technician. The purpose of this position is to provide field support for the Shenandoah Watershed Study ( at water quality stream sites in Shenandoah National Park.


Employee is responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Driving from the Charlottesville laboratory to field sites located throughout Shenandoah National Park and delivering samples/equipment back to the lab within a single day (9-10 hrs).
  • Collecting streamwater samples
  • Servicing, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment (dataloggers, automated samplers, solar panel/battery power installations) at field sites throughout Shenandoah National Park
  • Conducting stream discharge measurements
  • Performing other miscellaneous field-related tasks
  • Coordinating sample delivery with laboratory manager and communicating status of field sites and equipment

Hours / Schedule :

10-12 hours/week to be worked on a single day, typically a Monday or Tuesday. The position would preferably be for at least 9-12 months, with a start date in late August/September 2020.

Position Compensation Range: $15.00 – $17.50

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: .

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current Resume and Contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number: R0017257.

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Keith Johnson, HR Specialist at [email protected] .

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment including a DMV check. (SPAKA & DMV)


Education: Some college coursework is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Experience: None

Licensure: Valid driver’s license (required)

Skills: Ability to work safely and independently in an outdoor setting with careful attention to detail following established project protocols. Good communication skills to coordinate with, and relay information to, project staff.


  • Capable of carrying and lifting weights up to 35-40 pounds
  • Willing to ford small streams and hike alone on uneven forest terrain where you may encounter biting insects, snakes, bears and inclement weather, etc.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.