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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Telescope Techn
Position Classification Code: R3060
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Perform telescope and instrument preparations, troubleshooting and repair. Includes computer operations, some programming, and data analysis. Back up CDL driver with ordering, purchasing and hauling of hazardous materials. Also includes plate plugging operations as backup and as needed.
Standard Duties:
Supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff. Prepares telescope and instruments for nightly operations. Performs electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Performs data analysis, instrument and telescope daytime operation, marking, plugging and mapping spectrographic plates. Requires use of material handling equipment, computers and hand tools. Perform related duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication.
Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License- CDL w/Hazmat Endorsement within 1 year (which is subject to random drug testing).
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-