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Founded in 1952, the Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. Proceeds from visitors’ admission fees, as well as all gifts from sponsors, members, and volunteers help the Museum fulfill its ongoing mission of investigating and telling the story of the Sonoran Desert region, thereby promoting appreciation for this diverse and beautiful land. It is a fusion experience zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, aquarium
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer software knowledge to include word processing, data base, and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of, or ability to learn Rain Bird Maxicom Central Control System highly desirable. Geographic Information Systems knowledge is desirable. New staff is trained by senior staff to enter data into a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database using tablet applications; cloud based mapping systems and desktop GIS applications. The position also reviews existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of plant taxonomy and Sonoran desert region flora desirable
- Weekend and holiday work may be required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Valid Arizona Driver's License or ability to obtain
- Satisfactory 39-month DMV report
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high/precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Applicants Please Note: This position was opened on April 1, 2021 and does not have a closing date. It is considered open until filled; however, application review will begin immediately. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and provide a satisfactory 39-month DMV report. Please note that relocation assistance is not available for this position.
This is a regular status, full-time/non-exempt/benefits eligible position. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, HRA, 403(b) retirement plan, paid holidays, personal business, sick leave, and vacation.
Bargaining Unit position. Initial Step is currently $15.24/hour
Applications are accepted for open positions and must be completed online. To apply please go to our Career page: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3518337
The Museum is a drug and alcohol free workplace and participates in E-Verify. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum2021 N Kinney RdTucson, AZ 85743
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