Telescope Observing Specialist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
APO
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2001 Apache Point Rd
City: 
Sunspot
State/Province: 
NEW MEXICO
Zip/Postal: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

As we move into a new phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with the start of SDSS V in 2020, New Mexico State University is looking for a Telescope Observing Specialist at Apache Point Observatory (APO) to Observe for SDSS IV and V.

Responsibilities include but not limited to; Operate SDSS 2.5m Telescope and spectrographs for collecting night time astronomical data. Includes pre and post observing checkouts, night time observing, weather and performance monitoring, light troubleshooting and repairs and miscellaneous observing support duties.

This involves night time shift work on the mountain at 9300 ft MSL, may include some weekend and holiday work.

We are looking for individuals with a B.S. in related field with experience in astronomical observing. Must have good people and written and oral communication skills.

See http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits/

Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at http://jobs.nmsu.edu.

The opening will be filled when a suitable candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin September , Employment is contingent on continued funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification. Target start date August 1 2019 or earlier. EEO/AA.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$72000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Title: 
Site Manager
Institution/Company: 
APO
Street Line 1: 
2001 Apache Point Rd
City: 
Sunspot
State/Province: 
NEW MEXICO
Zip/Postal Code: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5754376822
Email: 
mark@apo.nmsu.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
APO
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Subject: 
Telescope Observing Specialist
Email: 
dtorres@apo.nmsu.edu