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Ecohydrology Undergraduate Assistant

OSU-Cascades

OSU-Cascades

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Position Information
Job Title Ecohydrology Undergraduate Assistant
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Bend
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Remote or Hybrid option?
Min Hourly Rate $14.20 (Standard); $13.20 (Non-Urban); $15.45 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate $21.00 (Standard); $18.50 (Non-Urban); $21.50 (Portland Metro)
Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill up to three Ecohydrology Undergraduate Assistant positions (average 10 hours/week, a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year).

This position is located at the Oregon State University-Cascades (OSU-Cascades) campus in Bend, Oregon.

This position includes assisting Dr.Herzog with ecohydrology research projects and may include a combination of field work (e.g., surveying riparian zones, collecting water measurements), lab work (e.g., soil core analyses), and computer work (e.g., data management, planning experiments, technical writing). Field sites may be 1-4 hours away and involve hiking through rugged terrain.
The appointment is expected to last approximately 4 months from the appointment begin date, but may be extended based on availability of funding. This position is a limited duration appointment for the purpose of assisting with ecohydrology field work in Central Oregon and nearby locations.
Position Duties
50% Field Work
  • Assist the PI and survey team leader with collecting data and conducting field surveys
  • Collect and record accurate field data
  • Communicate proactively and professionally with partner agencies, nonprofits, and landowners
  • Survey locations using GPS
  • Hike through remote and rugged terrain
  • Make minor equipment repairs

25% Lab Work
  • Soil core analyses and similar
  • Prepare and maintain equipment

25% Office Work
  • Compile and understand information from scientific literature, media, and local experts
  • Plan experiments with assistance and supervision
  • Manage field data, including proper data entry and data storage
  • Produce concise technical reports including summaries of data, findings, and lessons learned.
Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements

  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*

*International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.
Additional Required Qualifications
  • Able to carry a pack and light equipment through rugged terrain.
  • Able to be proactive, stay on task, and communicate clearly.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • Experience with field surveys or research.
  • Excitement to work outside, including possible overnight trips in remote and rugged terrain.
  • Interest in a career in hydrology or water resources management. Experience with GIS, coding (e.g., MATLAB, R, Python).
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P10431SE
Number of Vacancies 3
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 11/01/2023
Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/14/2024
Posting Date 10/19/2023
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 06/15/2024
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student - open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1. A Resume/Vita
2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position

For additional information please contact: Skuyler Herzog at skuyler.herzog@osucascades.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.