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Student Employment, Kansas Geological Survey

This position open only to students enrolled at the University of Kansas.

Working Job Title: Technical Research Assistant (2950521-2)
Regular Hourly or Work Study
Hourly Rate: 9.35-$10.60, depending on qualifications and experience
Length of Appointment: Starting on or about Oct. 12, 2015.
KGS Section: Exploration Services (BB)
Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week during academic year; 20-40 hours per week during summer


Develop and maintain current GIS database interfacing ArcGIS, GPS, and in-house software into ongoing waterlevel support operations. Read, organize, and catalog; performing all necessary librarian and archival functions on current and future CD and DVD libraries, of water level program data. Provide support as requested for water level program. Perform independent analysis of data acquired and processed associated with water level program to ensure a consistent and highly accurate yearly data set. Design field routes, maintain fluency with guidance systems, interact with other Kansas Geological Survey sections as they relate to GPS needs. Assist with, utilize, research, and evaluate state-of-the art computers, peripherals, and archival equipment. Assist with posting and maintaining material on professional web page. Position requires availability to work in 3-hour work blocks (business hours are between 8-5, M-F) during the academic year.

Required Qualifications

  1. Experience with ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcGIS, or ArcPad.
  2. Proficient with Microsoft Excel as evidenced by work history.
  3. Good communication skills, both written and oral. Written communication will be measured by application materials. Oral communication will be measured by interview and references.
  4. Must possess meticulous attention to detail as evidenced by application materials.

Enrollment Eligibility: During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Geoscience, math or engineering background.
  2. Experience with using and/or programming Android based devices.
  3. Available to work in this position for at least two years.
  4. Working knowledge of Dreamweaver and/or working knowledge of HTML web pages.
  5. Librarian/data archivist experience.
  6. Freedom to be away from Lawrence area for several consecutive days during summer, semester breaks, and weekends.

Procedures for Applying

Apply online at, Position number 00071606. Complete online KU student application and attach resume (required). Address required and preferred qualifications in a cover letter. Provide work references.

Person to Contact

Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological Survey
Phone: 864-2152
Fax: 864-5317

Closing Date for Applications

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 Extended

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Placed online Aug. 27, 2015
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