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Field Technician II|III   

JOB TITLE:

Field Technician II|III

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Las Vegas Nevada United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Desert Research Institute.
We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly.
We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work.
    Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting.
    Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please see the application instructions under each posting for information on submittal deadlines.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, contact Human Resources Hotline at (775) 673-7431 or
recruit@dri.
edu
.
Job Description
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) seeks a Field Technician II/III for the daily operations of the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP).
The CEMP Field Technician will be responsible for assisting in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of weather and radiological monitoring equipment, along with coordinating the maintenance and repairs of the CEMP vehicles.
The CEMP Field Technician will receive on-the-job training, learning how to fabricate equipment and components using a variety of shop tools.
This full-time position is located at DRIs campus in Las Vegas, NV, however, multiday (1-4 day) field trips to remote locations will regularly be required.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Test, troubleshoot, fabricate and repair equipment and components using shop/field tools and test new equipment designs, operating programs, and communication systems
  • Maintain the work trucks in excellent condition for safe and reliable field trips and arrange for vehicle service to minimize any field equipment downtime
  • Assist with the acquisition, preparation, distribution, and storage of hazardous equipment/materials
  • Keep accurate records of inventory, field logs, purchases, travel, and labor performed
  • Participate in a variety of sponsor and public outreach projects
Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • US Citizenship
  • Understanding of AC/DC current and experience with electrical/electronic equipment and systems (such as solar cells, sensors, etc.
    )
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and familiarity/use of shop tools
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and control standards
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with diverse interests and abilities to adapt and learn new skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis in geology, hydrology, or related environmental science/engineering field
  • Wilderness First Aid experience
Conditions of Employment
  • Due to security requirements associated with accessing essential project sites and information, ALL applicants MUST be citizens of the United States
  • Willingness and ability to travel for multi-day field trips to remote locations for fieldwork
  • Valid drivers license required (or ability to obtain one by date of hire)
  • Must be able to travel alone and work in harsh field conditions for extended periods of time (i.
    e.
    southwest deserts in the summer and cold regions in the winter), walk/hike across uneven terrain, drive a heavy vehicle, and have the ability to lift heavy equipment (50+lbs).
  • May be regularly asked to work past normal (8 hr) working hours to accomplish tasks
Compensation Grade/Benefits
This is a DRI Technologist position, with a minimum starting salary of $48,487 for a grade 31 position as a Field Technician II, or $52,484 for a grade 33 position as a Field Technician III.
The final starting salary will be commensurate with the successful candidates education and experience.
DRI offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance (flexible spending and health savings account options available); PERS 17.
5% retirement match, 10 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month, 12 paid holidays, and educational benefits.
Additionally, there is no state income tax or social security deduction.
This position is eligible for relocation assistance.
Organizational Summary
DRI is a recognized world leader in basic and applied environmental research.
Committed to scientific excellence and integrity, DRI faculty, students who work alongside them, and staff have developed scientific knowledge and innovative technologies in research projects around the globe.
Since 1959, DRIs research has advanced scientific knowledge on topics ranging from humans impact on the environment to the environments impact on humans.
DRIs impactful science and inspiring solutions support Nevadas diverse economy, provide science-based educational opportunities, and inform policymakers, business leaders, and community members.
With campuses in Las Vegas and Reno, DRI serves as the non-profit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
DRI is deeply committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce and recognizes that encouraging a diverse culture strengthens problem solving skills and creativity and increases productivity.
An inclusive and diverse environment improves the workplace culture and encourages employee engagement.
DRI also takes measures consistent with Title IX to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its students, faculty, and staff.
Additional information can be found at
DRI's Diversity and Inclusion Webpage
.
Exempt
No
Full-Time Equivalent
100.
0%
Required Attachment(s)
Please upload the following documents in the specified section of your application in Workday:
  • A cover letter detailing your research experience, career goals, and project interests
  • A current resume
  • Contact information for three professional/work-related references, to be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant permission
Qualified individuals who meet all qualifications and requirements are encouraged to apply immediately and provide all required attachments to receive full consideration.
Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
DRI employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the Browse Jobs report within Workday to find and apply for jobs at DRI and other NSHE Institutions.
Once you log into Workday, type \"Browse Jobs\" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.
Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0140669 in the search box.
For more detailed information about DRI, please visit us at
www.
dri.
edu.
For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please email
jobs@dri.
edu
or call the recruiting office at 702-862-5548.
Posting Close Date
04/30/2024
Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant notification and permission.
Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment.
Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
DRI employs only U.
S.
citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.
S.
DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).
All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject to E-Verify.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

48487 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707132848-83f15fdb4b6444b06a05a3feaa39faa2

LOCATION:

Nevada United States

CITY:

Las Vegas

Job Origin:

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Desert Research Institute. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please see the application instructions under each posting for information on submittal deadlines.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, contact Human Resources Hotline at (775) 673-7431 or
recruit@dri.edu
.
Job Description
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) seeks a Field Technician II/III for the daily operations of the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP). The CEMP Field Technician will be responsible for assisting in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of weather and radiological monitoring equipment, along with coordinating the maintenance and repairs of the CEMP vehicles. The CEMP Field Technician will receive on-the-job training, learning how to fabricate equipment and components using a variety of shop tools. This full-time position is located at DRIs campus in Las Vegas, NV, however, multiday (1-4 day) field trips to remote locations will regularly be required.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Test, troubleshoot, fabricate and repair equipment and components using shop/field tools and test new equipment designs, operating programs, and communication systems
  • Maintain the work trucks in excellent condition for safe and reliable field trips and arrange for vehicle service to minimize any field equipment downtime
  • Assist with the acquisition, preparation, distribution, and storage of hazardous equipment/materials
  • Keep accurate records of inventory, field logs, purchases, travel, and labor performed
  • Participate in a variety of sponsor and public outreach projects
Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • US Citizenship
  • Understanding of AC/DC current and experience with electrical/electronic equipment and systems (such as solar cells, sensors, etc.)
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and familiarity/use of shop tools
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and control standards
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with diverse interests and abilities to adapt and learn new skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis in geology, hydrology, or related environmental science/engineering field
  • Wilderness First Aid experience
Conditions of Employment
  • Due to security requirements associated with accessing essential project sites and information, ALL applicants MUST be citizens of the United States
  • Willingness and ability to travel for multi-day field trips to remote locations for fieldwork
  • Valid drivers license required (or ability to obtain one by date of hire)
  • Must be able to travel alone and work in harsh field conditions for extended periods of time (i.e. southwest deserts in the summer and cold regions in the winter), walk/hike across uneven terrain, drive a heavy vehicle, and have the ability to lift heavy equipment (50+lbs).
  • May be regularly asked to work past normal (8 hr) working hours to accomplish tasks
Compensation Grade/Benefits
This is a DRI Technologist position, with a minimum starting salary of $48,487 for a grade 31 position as a Field Technician II, or $52,484 for a grade 33 position as a Field Technician III.
The final starting salary will be commensurate with the successful candidates education and experience.
DRI offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance (flexible spending and health savings account options available); PERS 17.5% retirement match, 10 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month, 12 paid holidays, and educational benefits. Additionally, there is no state income tax or social security deduction. This position is eligible for relocation assistance.
Organizational Summary
DRI is a recognized world leader in basic and applied environmental research. Committed to scientific excellence and integrity, DRI faculty, students who work alongside them, and staff have developed scientific knowledge and innovative technologies in research projects around the globe.
Since 1959, DRIs research has advanced scientific knowledge on topics ranging from humans impact on the environment to the environments impact on humans. DRIs impactful science and inspiring solutions support Nevadas diverse economy, provide science-based educational opportunities, and inform policymakers, business leaders, and community members. With campuses in Las Vegas and Reno, DRI serves as the non-profit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
DRI is deeply committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce and recognizes that encouraging a diverse culture strengthens problem solving skills and creativity and increases productivity. An inclusive and diverse environment improves the workplace culture and encourages employee engagement. DRI also takes measures consistent with Title IX to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its students, faculty, and staff. Additional information can be found at
DRI's Diversity and Inclusion Webpage
.
Exempt
No
Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%
Required Attachment(s)
Please upload the following documents in the specified section of your application in Workday:
  • A cover letter detailing your research experience, career goals, and project interests
  • A current resume
  • Contact information for three professional/work-related references, to be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant permission
Qualified individuals who meet all qualifications and requirements are encouraged to apply immediately and provide all required attachments to receive full consideration. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
DRI employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the Browse Jobs report within Workday to find and apply for jobs at DRI and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type \"Browse Jobs\" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0140669 in the search box.
For more detailed information about DRI, please visit us at
www.dri.edu.
For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please email
jobs@dri.edu
or call the recruiting office at 702-862-5548.
Posting Close Date
04/30/2024
Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant notification and permission.
Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
DRI employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).
All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject to E-Verify.


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