Research Assistant

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, US

TitleResearch Specialist
DepartmentSch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res (2412)
LocationMain Campus
Position Summary

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a research specialist to work with a group of university and federal researchers to develop GIS-based applications to support hydrological and erosion modeling. Most of the applications will be for the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool and developed within ESRI ArcGIS.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

– Develop GIS-based applications to support the AGWA tool (80%).
– Prepare documents and publications (20%).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 
Minimum Qualifications

– Advanced knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS.
– Experience in developing GIS-based applications using Model Builder and Python.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

– MS Degree in Natural Resources or related field.

Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job CategoryResearch
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay$31,125-$37,584 Annually
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberS22750
Number of VacanciesOne
Desired Start Date03/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary) 
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates

Phil Guertin
[email protected]

Open Date02/03/2017
Review Start Date02/08/2017
Close Date 
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicant 
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