Research Technician I (Driver)

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Posting NumberS05198PWorking TitleResearch Technician I (Driver)DepartmentVet Med Vaccines & Immunology CtrAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information


Advertised Salary$30,000Posting Date09/09/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/21/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleService/Maintenance WorkerFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This position is responsible for transporting scientific and biological materials, equipment, and reagents between University of Georgia campus and locations in the Athens, GA area and around the State of Georgia, including, but not limited to Augusta, Tifton, Marietta, Atlanta, New Brunswick, Kennesaw, Valdosta and other locations.

The incumbent will also participate in packing, loading, and unloading transported materials at room temperature, on ice, and on dry ice when necessary. The incumbent will work in a team and will perform cataloging and storage of blood and saliva samples for vaccine studies in people and animals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Driving for long periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Delivery driver. Transport scientific and biological materials, equipment, and reagents between University of Georgia campus and locations in the Athens, GA area and around the State of Georgia.

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities

Compile, maintain, and catalog blood and saliva tubes. Print labels and label tubes. and Store blood and saliva samples for vaccine studies in people and animals.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Attend team lab meetings and provide written reports on monthly goals, deliverables, and milestones.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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      Posted: 9/15/2020
      Application Due: 12/14/2020
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