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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
Length of Appointment: Starting on or about September 23, 2013.
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 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.

Required Qualifications

  1. KU student status, meeting enrollment requirements.
  2. Experience with ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcGIS, or ArcPad.
  3. Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  4. Must possess ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
  5. Available to work in 3-hour work blocks (business hours are between 8-5, M-F) during academic year.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Geoscience, math or engineering background.
  2. Experience with DOS or Linux-based personal computers.
  3. Available for employment for at least 24 months.
  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). Cover letter welcome but not required. Provide work references.

Person to Contact

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

Closing Date for Applications

Sept. 8, 2013 Extended

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Placed online Aug. 14, 2013
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