Utah State University

Data Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/12/2024 7:14 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-7997
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
18-29 hours per week
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Wildland Resources
Advertised Salary
$19.00 to $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Be part of long-term studies of the forests of Utah and the West. We are a group of forest ecologists studying forest change in and fire in Utah, California, and Washington, collaborating with Utah State agencies and Smithsonian-affiliated scientists around the world. Each summer we visit more than 100,000 trees and assess their status, while collecting ancillary data on snags, logs, shrubs, seedlings, soil nutrients, fuels, environmental DNA, and microclimate. We track these data through time to understand and predict forest change.

Responsibilities

We seek a Data Manager to be an integral part of our team. The Data Manager will ensure consistency in the forest data over time. The data is organized in existing MySQL databases, and there is a considerable body of code, scripts, and procedures that have been used for many years. The Data Manager will use and extend the existing code to prepare data releases for analysis as well as the data sheets and instructions for the field crews to use in the next year. The Data Manager will handle some GIS data for the three sites. The Data Manager will document their procedures and regularly backup data.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Good knowledge of one programming language
  • Desire and ability to learn MySQL, R, and ArcGIS
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in SQL, R, and ArcGIS
  • Experience with cloud-based IT services
  • Experience implementing websites
  • Knowledge of trees and shrubs in the West

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Unofficial transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

$19.00 to $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not necessarily, and may experience occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources is nationally and internationally recognized for its research, extension, and teaching on natural and socio-environmental ecosystems. It is a high-impact college at Utah State University with over $15M in research funding annually, 55 tenure-track faculty in three departments, and close partnerships with federal and state natural resource agencies.  

 

The Department of Wildland Resources in QCNR encompasses research in applied terrestrial ecology, including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests, rangelands, conservation biology, and climate change adaptation.  Award-winning faculty teach courses that prepare students for professional careers in many natural resources fields, including programs accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management and aligned with the Society of Ecological Restoration. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

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

*updated 09/2023

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