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Undergraduate Technician

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Two Undergraduate Technicians are needed to evaluate a water resources exhibit named Decisions Downstream at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Technicians will conduct surveys with museum visitors to evaluate their experience and understanding of water resources decision-making. Students will be trained to administer surveys to museum visitors.Successful applicants should have an interest in or willingness to learn about art-science exhibits, general public education, public surveys for external evaluation, and/or water resources decision-making.Additional desired skills include: valid Utah driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university vehicles and transporting materials, the ability to work independently, and a friendly demeanor with the public. Technicians may also help with data analysis, project synthesis, and paper writing, if desired.Student technicians will drive to the Natural History Museum of Utah, administer visitor surveys for ~ 5-6 hours and return to Logan (students may stay in Salt Lake City if that makes sense for them). COVID restrictions are in place at the Natural History Museum of Utah and include reduced visitor capacity, social distancing, and face coverings. Technicians are expected to adhere to all COVID safety protocol to maintain the safety of themselves and museum visitors.Valid Utah driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university vehicles and transporting materialsRequires weekend work, including some Sundays Willingness to learn public survey and museum exhibit evaluation techniquesAlong with the online application, please attach:1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**Minimum $10.00 per hour, commensurate with experienceThe environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time. Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital.Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Notice of Non-discriminationIn its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.govU.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.govUSU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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