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Mesonet Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Mesonet Technician
Department/College/Unit School of Natural Resources-0844
Requisition Number S_170178
Posting Open Date 04/07/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
05/08/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Assists in maintenance of the operational Nebraska Mesonet environmental monitoring network for the Nebraska State Climate Office. Responsible for collaboration and communication on site surveys, installation of the environmental monitoring equipment, scheduling calibration of instrumentation, performing calibration as assigned, keeping records on inventory, equipment, and tools. Acts as liaison with a wide range of individuals, such as landowners, land managers, cell phone company specialists, instrumentation specialists, and Nebraska State Climate Office clients. Position includes fieldwork, particularly during summer.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in electronic technology, meteorology, or closely related field plus one year of experience working with data collection devices, measurement sensors, and installation of field monitoring equipment; equivalent education/experience considered. Knowledge of and abilities to manage data logging equipment. Familiarity with weather data and communication devices. Experience must demonstrate good communication and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with meteorological instrumentation, wireless communications, and environmental monitoring. Knowledge and skills specific to the Campbell Scientific line of data loggers, such as Campbell Scientific Loggernet software. Knowledge of weather station site survey techniques and skilled with microclimate sensors. Ability to design and fabricate circuits and weather station data collection paradigms, including support structures. Campbell Scientific CR1000/Loggernet Training Certification.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Yes
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $19.25/hr minimum
How to Apply

Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Stonie Cooper
scooper6@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Occasional irregular hours
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: To be arranged
Appointment End Date

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents