Professional Aide

Michigan State University
East Lansing
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

Job Details

Job no: 719690
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Campus Services Landscape Services 40001052
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: On-Call, Temporary
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, construction, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The Landscape Services department is seeking a highly motivated and focused individual to work alongside the Landscape Construction Manager, Landscape Architect and Landscape GIS Analyst with recordation of $2.5 million worth of improvements on campus annually. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience building relationships with teams; be knowledgeable in constructing a site design, managing a project, staking and/or calculating survey points for alignment and grading, be able to operate traditional and GPS survey equipment (Trimble), have Autodesk CAD experience to render drawings and update campus base map using field collected data, have the ability to multi-task successfully and manage stressful situations professionally and be able to demonstrate respectful and courteous people skills in every interaction.

Desired Qualifications


Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this position.

Education: One or more of the following required; Training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience (3 years), associate's or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Training: Employees in this position usually need one year of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this position.


To have knowledge and operating skills, or to obtain the knowledge and operating skills within a reasonable amount of time of the following survey equipment and/or hardware:

Trimble Equipment: Trimble S6 Robotic total station, Trimble R10 GPS/GNSS, Trimble TSC-3 controller, Trimble Access, Trimble Visibility, Trimble Office

MDOT and MSU CORS station/data.


Windows based PC




AutoCad Civil 3D



Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint etc…


ArcGIS / ArcMap / Collector / Field Maps / AGOL

Adobe / Illustrator / InDesign / Photo Shop

BlueCielo Meridian

Google products

USGS / NGS Websites

Snagit 12 Editor

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume, application

Special Instructions/Salary

Please provide resume, application, copy of any license, certifications.

Salary $20-$24 hourly dependent upon experience.

Work Hours

M-F 6am-2:30pm


Advertised: Jul 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 30, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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