Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must demonstrate analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
- Ability to relate to diverse cross-sections of individuals.
- Ability to work independently and with a team.
- Ability to travel regularly to conduct field research, work evenings and / or weekends as needed.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Knowledge of operation and use of various office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software, integrated database software, fax machine, copier, telephone, scanner, and printers. The employee in this position must have a valid Ohio driver’s license. Will be trained in the use of field and laboratory analytical instrumentation and sample preparation equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in an outdoor environment, the NCWQR laboratory, or in an office setting. The employee is frequently required to use arms, hands, and fingers to operate instrumentation and may be frequently required to be mobile and communicate. Specifically, the employee will be required to stand for long periods of time and be mobile in difficult outdoor environments (deep mud, water, uneven terrain). The employee will regularly be subject to a variety of outdoor environmental conditions including heat, cold, and precipitation.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Mental demands include varied degrees of occasional stress while performing job duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in a laboratory and office setting, and outdoors in wetland, river, and/or other field environments. The noise level in the work environment will range from moderately quiet to rarely loud.
SELECTION GUIDELINES: The Wetland Research Technician will be selected after a formal application procedure, education and experience rating, oral interview, and reference check. Job related tests may be required. All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background screen, motor vehicle record search, drug and alcohol screen, physical and / or psychological examination at the University’s discretion.