Director of Electronics

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Electronics & Research Technology

Job ID: 223491
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0150101 - College of Science & Mathematics

Job Summary
The Director of Electronics and Research Technology manages electronics and repair needs of student and research lab equipment on the three campuses in the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM), and the IT needs for specialized scientific hardware and software for research or other purposes not supported by Information Technology Services.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Specify, install, and maintain electronic and scientific equipment, including but not limited to water purification systems, boats, greenhouses, ovens, office equipment, refrigerators, freezers, vehicles, telescopes, plumbing, autoclaves, icemakers.
  • Direct and train others on policies and recommended equipment/instrumentation operation
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, external contractors and Facilities Services on the installation/maintenance/renovation of scientific labs, equipment and instrumentation
  • Operate and maintain COSM Electronics and Research Technology Program (including two shops and an office), including associated paperwork (purchasing, budget, etc) and supervision of a student assistant
  • Perform associated duties, including approving research/technology equipment purchased in COSM

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience in maintenance, construction, electronics, engineering, engineering technology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with multiple units or stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Refrigerant gas certification
  • Other certifications as applicable

Proposed Salary
$56,300 - $66,000

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proficiency with computers and computer applications

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledgeable about and ability to remain current on research technologies and obtain necessary certifications and training

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational, prioritization, time management, problem solving, and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic

Apply Before Date
February 26, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds or more
  • Work generally performed outside, in the field, lab or shop. Minimal office work
  • Workweek may often extend beyond the 40 hours - 8 am-5 pm time (emergencies, weekends); Employee will have state issued cell phone for weekends/emergencies
  • Travel required (required to drive University vehicles), especially between the three (3) Georgia Southern Campuses and field research sites including but not limited to Skidaway Island, St. Catherine's Island, Ossabaw Island and locations along the Ogeechee River.

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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