Research Assistant (Texas Water Resources Institute)

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX, United States 🇺🇸

Position Information

04-26-2017  
Research Assistant  
Texas Water Resources Institute  
10194  
Full-Time  
Commensurate  
Monthly  
Budgeted – with benefits  
No  
College Station/Bryan  
Work as a member of a team providing leadership and support for various watershed assessment, planning, and management programs. The individual will gather and assess watershed-based data to establish a needed understanding of current conditions; facilitate, coordinate, and collaborate with watershed stakeholders to relay information and develop watershed management strategies to restore water quality in targeted areas across the state. Lead the development of watershed-based plans and work with watershed stakeholders to refine and implement these plans. Assist with the preparation of educational resources including factsheets, PowerPoint slide sets, webpages, social media, videos, newsletters and news releases, and related materials to support project efforts. Assist with data collection, analysis, and interpretation for developing watershed protection plans, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), and TMDL Implementation Plans; and aid in plan development. Facilitate development and coordination of stakeholder groups. Assist with implementing existing watershed protection plans, including task coordination and development of proposals and programs in support of project goals. Develop quarterly and annual project reports.  
Work with TAMUS administration and faculty; research and Extension personnel; federal and state agencies; non-profit organizations; personnel with other universities, centers, and institutes; and other partnerships to plan and develop projects and grant proposals to address critical water issues in Texas.

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

Perform other job related duties as required.  

Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, water management, or a closely related field.  
Master’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, water management, or a closely related field with coursework related to watershed management and/or natural resource management.  
None.  
At least 1-year experience in watershed assessment, planning and management, water quality data collection and assessment. Experience in stakeholder facilitation, geographic information systems, and effective grant writing.  
None  
None  
Working knowledge of MS Office Suite; excellent written and verbal communication and information delivery skills. Ability to work outdoors in potentially inclement weather conditions. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups. Working knowledge of monitoring systems and experimental design.  
Knowledge/education in watershed assessment, planning and management. Proficiency in GIS mapping and assessment; statistical assessment of environmental data. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  
Ability to travel statewide as necessary to coordinate program efforts is required. This position is grant funded.  
Cover Letter – required
Resume – required
Transcript – required
List of References – required  
This position is funded by non-appropriated sources and has been approved for posting. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funds.

Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

Finalists are required to furnish a copy of official or unofficial transcript documenting degree conferred.

Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.  

Yes  
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All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.  
Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer  

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED