Research Technician III
Research Technician IIIDepartment:
PSO Marine Extension ServiceAbout 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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/Department:
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provides research, education, training and science-based outreach to assist Georgia in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal and marine environments. By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepare citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, supporting Georgia’s short- and long-term prosperity.
UGA Marine Extension serves a diverse coastal constituency and educates citizens about Georgia’s marine resources and the importance of being good environmental stewards. It provides assistance to marine industries by finding ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness and encourages the development of new, environmentally sustainable industries.
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network of 34 Sea Grant programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, Lake Champlain, and Guam. These programs serve as a core of a dynamic university-based network of over 300 institutions involving more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students and outreach experts.College/Unit/Department website:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
M – F 8-5Advertised Salary:
01/12/2021Open until filled:
01/20/2021Proposed Starting Date:
02/01/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
FLSA – ExemptLocation of Vacancy:
Savannah AreaEEO 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 Title:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Shellfish laboratory and shellfish growers.Position Summary:
Installing and maintaining field equipment for oyster aquaculture research; scheduling sampling periods; collecting and processing oysters; managing our research database; assisting with analyzing data and writing technical reports; and helping with public outreach materials related to the project.
The job responsibilities now include working with commercial shellfish growers to advise them on aquaculture growing and handling techniques, conducting shellfish grower trainings, managing algae culture for the hatchery, interacting with private, state, and federal agency organizations, installation and maintenance of field equipment, collection and processing of data, managing and analyzing data, writing technical reports, conducting public outreach, and helping to manage student interns and undergraduate students.
This job involves independent decision making and working autonomy. When working with shellfish growers, the Marine Professional, will provide technical assistance to growers and at times this will require meeting growers on their shellfish lease. Scheduling lease visits and addressing growers concerns requires that the Marine Profession to answer questions independently. Additionally, the Marine Professional will help manage field sites use for shellfish research and will need to work autonomously to address problems that arise and address them.
The Marine Professional will also oversee management of algae culture to support the hatchery. This job involves autonomy and independent decision making by adjusting feed, water, and pH to maintain algae cultures. In addition, cleaning tanks, conducting algal transfers, and placing orders involves forethought and planning to ensure that all supplies are in place to maintain algae for the hatchery.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Will understand research design and be able to coordinate and communicate well with others both verbally and written and be proficient with Microsoft Office. Experience with boats and familiarity with coastal waters and tides.Physical Demands:
Conduct field work outside in all weather conditions, lift and carry heavy equipment (~50 pounds), and occasionally work overnight and weekends.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):
NoCredit 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
Shellfish Grower Support and Grower Trainings: the Marine Professional, will provide technical assistance to growers and at times this will involve meeting growers on their shellfish lease.Percentage of time:
Manage algae, shellfish brood stock, and field grow out experiments: the Marine Professional will help manage field sites use for shellfish research and will need to work autonomously to address problems that arise and address them. oversee management of algae culture to support the hatchery.Percentage of time:
Public outreach: Marine Professional, will provide technical assistance to growers and at times this will involve meeting growers on their shellfish lease.Percentage of time:
Data collection, analysis and writing technical reports.Percentage of time:
Interacting with private, state, and federal agencies: Scheduling lease visits and addressing growers concerns. planning to ensure that all supplies are in place to maintain algae for the hatchery.Percentage of time: