Scientist I

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Plant & Soil Sciences is seeking a Scientist I. The Scientist I is an exciting full-time, field position. The successful candidate will perform field and office tasks under the direction of a Kentucky Geological Survey hydrogeologist and will be stationed in the Kentucky Geological Survey Western Kentucky Office at Henderson, Kentucky. The candidate will have the training and/or education & mechanical skills to collect runoff quantity data, precipitation data and surface water quality samples; operate and maintain precipitation, water quality & quantity sampling equipment, four-wheel drive trucks; develop weekly reports; lifting up to 50 pounds and hiking; have a valid driver's license; and be a team player. Candidate must have the ability to problem solve and be self motivated. Specific skills/needs of the job will be taught on site. Some overnight travel will be required at the project's expense.




Job Title
Scientist I

Requisition Number
RE10533

Working Title
Water Quality Technician

Department Name
81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES

Work Location
Henderson, KY

Grade Level
44

Salary Range
$40,269-64,438/year

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

MS



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

0



Required License/ Registration/Certification

None



Physical Requirements

Lifting objects up to 25 lbs, bending, squatting,sitting for long periods of time. Regular job-related travel and ability to drive a 4X4 vehicle.



Shift

Monday- Friday 8:00AM- 5:00PM (40 hours/wk) Possible Weekend and night work as needed.



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

GPS; MS Excel, MS Word or similar software; ESRI GIS; Mac OS; PC OS



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer MS or BS degree with 2 years field experience (farm background, geology or forestry field course, internship or outdoor field education experience, etc.)

Valid Driver's License preferred.



Deadline to Apply
05/24/2017

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Provide information about how you obtained field experience

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe an experience where you independently solved a problem in the field

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe a situation where you were part of a team and conducted independent work that contributed to a larger goal.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita

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