Environmental Technician

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The Environmental Engineering Microbiology and Disinfection Lab within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) is seeking to hire an Environmental Technician ! CU Boulder is undertaking a built environment study with the Denver Public Schools to assess improvements to indoor air quality by implementing portable HEPA air purifiers in 60 classrooms. The study classrooms will be located in schools with both high ventilation (n=10) and low ventilation (n=10) HVAC systems. Data from real-time, continuous indoor air quality monitoring (particulate matter (PM) and carbon dioxide (CO2)) will be used to assess how portable HEPA air purifiers can lower bioaerosol inhalation exposures of the occupants in all classrooms. The study will take place from October 2020-Summer 2021. This position will support the collection of field data in June 2021.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Mark Hernandez directs the Environmental Engineering Microbiology and Disinfection Lab at the University of Colorado. This lab focuses on the characterization and control of microbiological air pollution and microbially induced corrosion. The lab develops genetic, biochemical and toxicological techniques to assess the efficacy of engineering interventions in sectors of sanitary engineering and industrial hygiene that are relevant to environmental health. There is special focus on aerobiology science for wide-area surveillance, indoor cleaning technology and the design of aerosol disinfection systems in the built environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Visiting Denver Public Schools in sample along with other members of the sampling team to retrieve monitoring equipment, conduct air exchange rate measurements, conduct built environment surveys and measure classrooms. The position will also participate in the MetaSub train built environment study sampling surface and air in Denver trains in the 3rd week of June.

What You Should Know

A background check will be required in accordance with the Boulder Campus Background Check Policy.

What We Can Offer
  • The hourly rate for this position will be $20.00.
  • Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.
    • Temporary employees accrue at a rate of 0.034 sick hours for each hour worked.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • High school degree;
  • Accepted to college for Fall 2021;
  • Strong math or science aptitude.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Quick learner;
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of Google sheets.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV

Please apply by July 9, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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