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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Field Research Assistant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3946

UW Job Family: 3E

SOC Code: 19-4021

Pay Grade: 11

Date: March 01, 2009

Job Purpose:

Participate in research project identifying invertebrates with the assistance of a field manual and working independently on location in the Grand Canyon.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Research theory in field or related field of study, including ability to identify invertebrates.
  • Operation of microscope and other research tools.
  • Hand tool operation and techniques.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • Data recording including applicable computer equipment.
  • Area of research project which is in the Grand Canyon.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Identify invertebrates in the Grand Canyon on the research project according to the field manual.
  • Accurate use of the microscope in identifying invertebrate specimens.
  • Proper use of hand tools or other research equipment.
  • Use of computer system and peripheral equipment for data accumulation and reporting.
  • May assist with creating presentation of research data.
  • Work under the supervision of a Research Scientist, Assistant on site at the same field research project.
  • Communicate, as necessary, with the principal investigator of the research project.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Participate in research project in the Grand Canyon identifying invertebrates by using a field manual for identification purposes.
Use microscope to view specimens.
Accurately match samples and record findings.

Supplemental Functions:

Contact principal investigator with questions concerning research project.
May assist with creation of presentation of the research data.

Working Conditions:

Outdoor work in the Grand Canyon area. Subjected to hazards of working outside in this area including dust, dirt, insects, snakes, or other animal hazards located in this area, video terminal display hazards, and repetitive hand work including eye strain for microscope work.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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