[unav_all] Field Engineer Job Opening in Anchorage

Rose Blas blas at unavco.org
Tue Mar 8 08:10:40 MST 2005

Job Announcement for PBO Field Engineer I in Alaska Region

UNAVCO invites applications for the position of Plate Boundary 
Observatory (PBO) FIELD ENGINEER I to work at our UNAVCO Office in 
Anchorage, Alaska.  The successful candidate will be part of a 
regional engineering team performing station siting, reconnaissance 
and installation of permanent GPS and strainmeter instruments. We are 
looking for individuals with geology, data communication, and 
construction skills who want to participate in building the Plate 
Boundary Observatory, the geodetic component of EarthScope.

Responsibilities include: Assists PBO regional staff in all GPS and 
other instrumentation activities: GPS permanent station site 
reconnaissance, selection, permitting, installation activities, 
maintenance, and data flow. Assists the regional engineer to resolve 
any issues arising within the network. When needed, works as a 
resource for GPS and strainmeter installations in other PBO regions; 
Identifies, trouble-shoots and solves technical issues related to 
hardware, software, data communications, equipment, and logistics for 
regional office; Generates and tracks detailed technical 
documentation for station installation, maintenance and repair; and 
Provides feedback on the design, fabrication, integration, testing, 
documentation and repair of hardware and software necessary to 
support GPS continuous station and strainmeter installations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an outstanding individual with 
a Bachelor of Science degree and up to two years experience in 
construction, construction management, field geology, engineering, 
surveying, or other relevant technical experience; Exposure to 
electronics, welding, land surveying, or data acquisition; Experience 
or strong desire to work for extended periods at remote locations in 
the cold, heat, wind, rain and snow; Knowledge of standard personal 
computer software including word processors, spread sheets, e-mail, 
Internet, and web interfaces; Exposure to GPS, telecommunications, 
and power systems; Good oral and written communication skills in 
English; Skills in the safe use of hand and power tools; Ability to 
travel for extended periods of time, including travel outside of 
assigned region; Valid driver's license and a UNAVCO-insurable 
driving record; and Physical stamina to lift over 50 pounds 
frequently and repeatedly.

UNAVCO (http://www.unavco.org) is a non-profit membership-governed 
consortium funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  UNAVCO's 
mission is to support and promote high-precision measurement 
techniques for the advancement of Earth Sciences.  Member 
organizations are primarily research universities who study 
deformation of the Earth's crust, addressing mechanisms for large and 
small scale tectonic features and processes, such as earthquakes, 
volcanoes, plate motion, faulting and folding, and mountain building.

UNAVCO offers a very competitive set of benefits including medical, 
dental and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability 
insurance, life insurance, and employer contributions to TIAA-CREF. 
Starting salaries will be commensurate with responsibilities and 

To Apply: Please visit our website 
to submit your curriculum vitae, and a statement of experience and 

Please feel free to forward this message to co-workers and friends 
who might have interests and capabilities consistent with the 
available position and post this notice on any local job opportunity 

UNAVCO is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a 
highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

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