Summer Field Work Assistants

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2022

Posting Details
Position Information

Classification Title Temporary Hourly
Employment Category Temporary
Is this an Hourly position? Yes
Work Hours/Week 30-40
Overtime Eligible? No
Position Location Agana, Guam 96932
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Agricultural Biology (AB) is committed to excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about insects, plant pathogens, and weeds. AB applies this knowledge to solving practical problems related to: (1) management of pests in production agricultural systems, in natural resources and recreational environments, and in residential and public areas; (2) environmental quality, and (3) human and animal health. The Department encompasses the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, and weed science – thus providing unique opportunities to address critical issues that cut across disciplines. AB focuses its teaching, research and outreach missions in four program areas each of which involves all three of the department’s disciplinary roots in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. These programs are: 1) Genomics and Molecular Biology, 2) Ecology and Biodiversity, 3) Biology and Management of Invasive Species, and 4) Integrated Pest Management. AB emphasizes knowledge of pests and related organisms; the roles that they play in ecological, economic and social systems; and the application of such knowledge to developing economically and environmentally sound solutions for practical problems, including emerging pest issues impacted by climate change. Being interdisciplinary in nature, AB values cooperative and collaborative efforts within departmental teams, and with other units within the University, as well as other relevant entities in Colorado and beyond.
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Position Summary
We are looking to hire two field assistants for an hourly summer fieldwork in Guam. The candidate must be based in Guam. The field assistants will assist PhD graduate student Marcel Jardeleza in collecting insects and conducting various field experiments from April-June 2022. This fieldwork position will require travel to Saipan and Rota and the candidates must be available during that time. Airfare and accommodations during the travel will be covered. We are looking for a candidate who is motivated, hardworking, is willing to learn and is not afraid to be out in the jungles collecting insects. Candidate must be healthy enough to trek through the jungle and is comfortable with being exposed to the elements. No direct experience is necessary.
Position Minimum Qualifications
  • Valid driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience collecting insects.

  • Knowledge of Guam, Rota and/or Saipan’s environment.

Posting Details

Working Title Summer Field Work Assistants
Posting Number 202200170T
Department Agricultural Biology
Salary Range $12.56
Employee Benefits
Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area:
Close Date 03/31/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, email a resume/CV and cover letter to Marcel Jardeleza at References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. .
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Diversity Statement
Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Field Work
The candidates will assist the PhD graduate student in collecting insects and conducting field experiments in the jungle. Duties will include carrying equipment into the jungle, collecting various insects and going on hikes. Field assistants must be comfortable handling various insects. Collections could occur in all weather conditions.
Percentage Of Time 75
Job Duty Category Data Entry
The candidates will help digitize the data collected for the summer and transfer them onto digital excel sheets.
Percentage Of Time 25


Minimum References Required 3
Maximum References Required 3

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