Mesonet Manager

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Department Contact NameDave DuBois
Department Contact Phone575-646-2974
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Posting Details

Posting Details 

Requisition Number2200574S
Classification TitleResearch Scientist,Inter
Position Job TitleResearch Scientist,Inter
College/DivisionAgricultural,Consumer & Env Sci Col
Department301400-Plant and Environmental Sciences
Position Number716344
Internal or External SearchExternal – Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency1.0
Reports To Position TitleDepartment Head
Target Hourly/Salary Rate65,090
Pay Level09
Pay BaseSalary
Recruitment Summary
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee, acquisition, installation, testing, and calibration of new weather stations. Implement data collection quality assurance/quality controls protocols and conduct routine and emergency maintenance of weather stations. Contribute to outreach, research, and education mission of the NM Climate Center. Supervise technicians and field workers.
Classification Summary
Independently interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments. Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity. Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
Classification Standard Duties
Applies diversified knowledge of scientific research principles, practices, and protocols in research projects; makes recommendations and conclusions which serve as the basis for decision making in a specialty area. Collaborates with users and principal investigators on design, analysis, application, and reporting of research projects; teaches and advises on techniques. Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates scientific research assignments concerned with unique or controversial problems. Formulates and conducts systematic problem analysis and resolution in an area of considerable scope and complexity through series of complete and conceptually related studies, or through a variety of projects of lesser scope. Develops model concepts and approaches as an individual researcher and acts independently on technical matters. Supplies technical leadership and consultation to professional co-workers, collaborators, and graduate students. Prepares analyses, reports, and other documentation for publication; presents findings at local, national, and/or international meetings. Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding in support of research activities. Serves as principal investigator on single or multiple projects of complexity and scope consistent with above criteria, and/or manages a research unit. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.
Short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Required Education
Doctorate degree in related field.
Required Experience
Three (3) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work ScheduleStandard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location StateNM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New MexicoDA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon FundingContingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement StatementThis is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure TrackNo
Posting Date08/15/2022
Closing Date09/01/2022
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants
The NMSU system requires all employees to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request an exemption via within seven (7) business days of start date. NMSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is subject to change in order to comply with state and federal mandates and in accordance with the recommendations of public health experts.

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort 

EnvironmentWork is normally performed indoors.
Physical EffortLight physical effort. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
Lifting RequirementsRequires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
RiskWork environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

Optional Documents

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