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Earth and Space Sciences

Academic department responsible for the education of students in the fields of earth and space sciences. The Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks to employ a Work Study Student to perform the following tasks. This student will report to our Department Chair, Dr. Joby Hilliker. He/she will be assigned tasks and supervised by Dr. Hilliker as well as faculty members, Drs. LeeAnn Srogi and Howell Bosbyshell. Student may seek additional assistance from Department Secretary, Linda Slack, including authorizing payroll time sheets. 

Physical Address:
720 South Church Street, Merion 207 
Website:
Community Service:
No 
On/Off Campus:
On-Campus 

Rock and Mineral Support; Pay Band 2

Supervisor Contact Information
Joby Hilliker
(610) 436-2213
jhilliker@wcupa.edu
 
LeeAnn Srogi
(610) 436-2721
lsrogi@wcupa.edu
 
Position Responsibilities:
Involves the following:
This position will provide general assistance with:
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks help with Rock Saw Room and Sample Collections. Requirements for this position include: Preference for an individual with knowledge of geology and rock/mineral identification Familiarity of and experience working with mechanical machinery including an understanding of operation and repairs is preferred; willingness to learn is essential Ability to lift 50 lbs Cognizant of safety measures and need for wearing appropriate working apparel Knowledge of Microsoft programs Ability to follow instructions, complete tasks and work independently Reliably report to work 10.0 hours per week on a scheduled basis
Specific duties as they relate to this department:
Rock Saw Room, Schmucker South 009  Maintain equipment that includes a variety of rock saws and related sample preparation equipment  Clean  Lubricate  Make minor adjustments/repairs  Report significant issues to supervisory team  With training, use the rock saws to cut and prepare rock/mineral samples for classroom and research purposes  Clean and tidy the room as needed to provide a safe and welcoming environment  Assist with moving furnishings and equipment to optimize space and convenience of operation  Identify needed supplies and report these needs to the supervisory team Sample Collections, Schmucker South 004 and 005 and Merion 201, 202, 205, and 208  Assist Drs. Srogi and Bosbyshell with curation of the Department rock/mineral collections  Sort samples  Move samples from one location, storage unit or room, to another  Add information about samples to Word and Excel documents to keep track of samples  Scan or photocopy field and sample preparation notes and organize them with samples  Make sure all samples are properly labeled  Assist with moving furnishings and equipment to optimize space and convenience of operation  Clean and tidy the rooms as needed  Identify needed supplies and report these needs to the supervisory team
Learning Outcomes:
Increase/reinforce knowledge of geology, particularly related to rocks and minerals Practice using Microsoft Office programs Experience working on a long term project; setting intermediate goals Experience working on a long term project; setting intermediate goals

Student Employee; Pay Band 1

Supervisor Contact Information
Linda Slack
(610) 436-2727
lslack@wcupa.edu
 
Joby Hilliker
(610) 436-3565
jhilliker@wcupa.edu
 
Position Responsibilities:
Customer RelationsCustomer ServiceData InputGeneral OfficeAccess to confidential student and faculty data files. Exposure to confidential conversations. Short-term possession of building keys to access various spaces during work shift.
Involves the following:
• Confidential or sensitive data/information
• Handling financial, student or personnel data/records
• Possessing keys/codes or other means of entry to spaces within university offices or student housing
This position will provide general assistance with:
Operation of the Geology and Astronomy Department office. Requirements: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Ability to follow instructions, complete tasks with attention to detail, and work independently Maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive material or exposure to confidential conversations Responsibly possess and return building keys Reliably report to work 10.0 hours per week on a scheduled basis
Specific duties as they relate to this department:
Greet and serve visitors to the Department in person and by telephone Provide Department faculty with clerical assistance when requested Assist faculty with web searches to build alumni, internship and employment databases Maintain paper files Enter data in documents and spreadsheets Create flyers and bulletins Operate department machinery such as copier, fax machine, laminator, comb binding machine Distribute mail Assist with maintenance of department office, educational and lab supplies Assist with maintenance of office equipment such as copier, computers, etc. Assist with general maintenance of the office environment Open and lock offices and classrooms as required Deliver/retrieve documents and flyers to/from personnel throughout campus Other similar tasks as assigned
Learning Outcomes:
Learn proper office etiquette and procedures expected in any work environment Practice using Microsoft Office programs and general office equipment Development of office social skills Development of office social skills.