Utah State University

Biological Engineering IT Staff

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2020 6:28 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Engineering
Biological Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience.


We seek an energetic, collaborative team player skilled in web development, information technology systems, public communication, and resource utilization to facilitate the department's goals.


  1. Modify and code visually appealing, secure websites designed to be user-friendly and clearly navigable.
  2. Support interconnectivity of desktops, laptops, PDAs and peripheral devices with file servers, email servers, computer conferencing systems and application systems.
  3. Maintain databases and manage software, e.g., licenses among department users.
  4. Quickly learn and exhibit proficiency using complex software and information systems tools.
  5. Under the direction of the department head, develop, implement and administer a variety of public communication, outreach and recruitment initiatives.
  6. Initiate timely, clear ongoing communication among diverse stakeholders to advance initiatives.
  7. Plan, record, manage and assess resource utilization to support timely completion of initiative objectives.
  8. Prepare and refine formatted documents, e.g., reports, program documents, standard operating procedures, methods descriptions, etc.
  9. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  1. One year of experience in a related field is required.
  2. Ability to think strategically, analyze complex situations, and resolve problems.
  3. Strong working knowledge of relevant web applications and programming languages, e.g., HTML, Javascript, CSS, APIs, R base, shiny package, and R mark down package.
  4. Knowledge of web content management systems, e.g., Wordpress, Sitefinity, and multimedia content development.
  5. Ability to install, configure, and maintain computer equipment and systems, including associated peripherals.
  6. Ability to read diagrams, schematics and technical manuals for diagnostic information.
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  8. Ability to balance and prioritize and advance multiple simultaneous workflows.
  9. Skilled at responding professionally, effectively, and efficiently to customer service requests.
  10. Knowledge of administration and maintenance principles of network servers, relational databases, and web- and windows-based software applications.
  11. Ability to maintain a budget and track expenditures and transactions.
  12. Ability to manage communications through web development, social media, etc.
  13. Commitment to advance inclusive, diverse, multidisciplinary academic activities.
  14. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  15. Excellent customer service skills.


Fundamental Abilities
Within the scope and complexity of each position's responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  2. Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
  3. Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  4. Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
  5. Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  6. Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  7. Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  8. Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering stakeholders who, at times, may be frustrated or upset.

Core Characteristics


As representatives of Biological Engineering at Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all staff members are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Take initiative.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Be accountable.
  4. Behave ethically.
  5. Be honest and trustworthy.
  6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  7. Be inquisitive.
  8. Be detail oriented.
  9. Be self-motivated.
  10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  11. Be a team player.
  12. Be committed to improving BE.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

3. Transcript(s) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5” 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

College/Department Highlights

About USU Biological Engineering
The Biological Engineering Department involves students with hands-on experiences in laboratory and field projects to develop new bio-based products, technologies, and engineering services. We offer Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees.


We emphasize design, building, and testing of new specialized bioreactors, biomedical biomaterials, bioplastics, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, biosensors, and bioinstrumentation.
We develop engineered systems that protect public health from water, air, and soil contamination.
We prepare students for entry into professional schools, including medicine, law, and public health.
We offer specific courses in biochemical engineering, synthetic biological engineering, metabolic engineering, biophotonics, biofuels, tissue engineering, biomaterials engineering, and biosensors that provide students with new skills required by employers in industry, government national laboratories, medical and other research institutes, and universities.
The Undergraduate Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, for the BS degree in Biological Engineering.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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