Research Scientist 3 - req# 11939
Research Scientist 3
|Working Title||Research Scientist 3|
The Southwest Environmental Finance Center (SW EFC) is located within the School of Engineering’s Center for Water and the Environment. The SW EFC was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to serve the states within EPA Region 6 (including NM, TX, AR, OK and LA). Since then, the SW EFC has greatly expanded its work to serve the entire country, including the U.S. territories.
The SW EFC provides solutions to environmental problems via training and technical assistance provision on a variety of managerial and financial associated with drinking water, wastewater, storm water, air quality, and other environmental topics. Our clients include a variety of tribal, local, state, federal, and corporate institutions. We strive to work with the entities we serve rather than for the entities we serve. We feel this is a very important distinction and that our clients need to be an integral part of our projects so that they can improve their internal capacity for long-term sustainability and resilience.
The person hired for this position will provide project support and assistance for the all Southwest Environmental Finance Center projects. Funding for current projects come from USEPA Office of Water, USEPA Region 6, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Arizona Municipal Water Users Association.
TheUniversity of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverseworkforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Duties and Responsibilities
* Provide leadership and independent planning and designing on a variety of research projects. Develop tools to assist water, wastewater, and storm water utilities with researching best practices for rates setting and/or water loss control program implementation.
* Develop, manage, and maintain multiple large data bases for water and wastewater systems and advise them on rates setting techniques and/or asset management planning and/or water loss control programs. Mentor, train, and ensure transfer of knowledge to junior technical staff.
* Independently design and coordinate multiple complex research projects and research protocols.
* Meet and advise state, local, tribal, and community officials as needed on specific projects involving financial or asset management techniques or water loss control. Develop and edit memos in response to assistance requests from these officials.
* Design and conduct research as needed to address environmental issues relating to water, wastewater and stormwater utilities.
* Develop progress reports and client deliverable reports, participate in reviewing and editing final reports.
* Participate through conference calls and meetings to discuss status of projects and allocation of tasks with clients.
* Produce training curriculum, manuals, handouts, white papers, and brochures.
* Develop and produce advertising, and marketing project(s) and/or product(s) in various media such as print and video.
* Identify and contribute to research grant proposal design and writing.
|Conditions of Employment|
Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
* Familiarity with AWWA M36 water auditing and data grading principles, water audit software and audit validation techniques
* Familiarity with Asset Management principles and techniques as they apply to water and wastewater utilities.
* Familiarity with rates setting best practices.
* Demonstrated experience in coordinating data transfer from clients and managing large amounts of data client data.
* Extensive copy-editing experience.
* Demonstrated teaching experience
|Campus||Main - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||Center for Water & the Environment (281A)|
|Staff Type||Term - Full-Time|
|Term End Date||03/31/2021|
|Pay||$3,434.31 - $5,151.47 monthly|
|Benefits Eligible||This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.|
|ERB Statement||Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.|
|Background Check Required||No|
|For Best Consideration Date||2/3/2020|
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The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.