Job Opening

Development Technician 2 ( Electronics / Electrical / Engineering / Mechanical / Fabrication )

University of Nevada, Reno - Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Posted: 02/27/2019

Open Until: 04/30/2019

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Development Technician 2 for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. ***This position does not provide layoff rights and is contingent upon funding.

Under the supervision of the Field Operations Coordinator and under the mentorship and the general supervision of higher level Development Technicians the Development Technician 2 would receive training in the procedures that go into building large-scale electronics circuits and power systems that operate the Nevada Seismological Laboratory , Fire Camera and Seismic Networks. Primary responsibilities include the following: maintaining and calibrating remote seismic and fire camera stations; assisting with the repair and adjustment of IP microwave radios, power supplies/solar systems, data recording devices, and various other seismological instruments; performing bench repairs, testing, modifications and adjustment of equipment; assisting with the fabrication of electronic systems and assemblies; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in electrical or mechanical engineering or related field and one year of experience in the fabrication, maintenance, calibration, repair and modification of a variety of electrical, mechanical and/or computerized equipment and computer systems; OR Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in electronics or related field and two years of experience in the fabrication, maintenance, calibration, repair and modification of a variety of electrical, mechanical and/or computerized equipment and computer systems; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

This position requires carrying heavy loads, climbing on communications towers, frequent work in rugged and extreme conditions; exposure to radiological, chemical/biological, and other hazards; requires intense safety trainings.

Candidate must be a US citizen to obtain clearance to work in Federal secured areas.


This position requires working a variable schedule.; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.

This position travels up to 80% of the time.

Compensation Grade


Classified Benefits

PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. For more information, please visit:

Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit

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Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working at least a 50% full-time equivalent).

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Department Information

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory is a research division within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Laboratory has overall responsibility for instrumental studies of earthquakes in the Nevada region. The laboratory operates a statewide network of seismographic stations and investigates the sizes, frequencies of occurrence, and distribution of earthquakes in the region, and other problems related to seismic risk in Nevada.
The Laboratory disseminates seismic information to the public and regularly publishes research results. It serves as a data repository and a resource for the public on matters related to earthquake activity and earthquake risks in Nevada and adjoining states. The laboratory also handles grant- and contract-supported research on seismic problems of national and international importance, and interacts closely with the University of Nevada Reno Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering to prepare well-educated professionals for careers in seismology.

Contact Information

Erik Williams 775-784-1396


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Attach the following attachment(s) to your application

Resume/CV – List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

Cover Letter - Optional

Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

Transcripts – (optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.

Veteran Interview Consideration – (optional) – To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc).

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

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As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

How to Apply

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