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ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY II

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Starting Rate or Salary Range: $10.25-$12.50

Three-quarter to full time position

Employer Description:

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) seeks to be one of the most powerful optical telescopes on earth: possibly, in terms of angular resolution, the most powerful telescope.

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located at an altitude of 10,600 ft in the Magdalena Mountains in Socorro County, south central New Mexico, and is a department of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM.

The Observatory consists of two major facilities, a 2.4-meter fast-tracking telescope, which has been in operation for 8 years, and an Interferometer which, with partners from the University of Cambridge, UK, has been in development for 15 years and which will consist of ten 1.4-meter optical/infrared telescopes in a Y configuration array. The MROI will be able to image targets up to 100 times fainter than any existing interferometer and will have up to 200 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Job Description:

MROI is currently seeking an Administrative Secretary who will perform duties such as answering phones, taking messages, sending and responding to emails.

Other specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule meetings and meeting set up
  • Complete travel requests and reimbursement forms for staff
  • Make accommodations for staff travel and non-employee visitors when needed
  • Maintaining office records
  • Monitor, order, and distribute supplies
  • Send, receive, and distribute mail
  • Reconcile purchase card and create monthly reports.
Job Requirements:
  • High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition and math required
  • Five years of progressively responsible secretarial experience required
  • Software application requirements to include Microsoft Suite and all office equipment
  • Must be able to maintain professional relationship with co-workers, and other department personnel at New Mexico Tech, contractors and vendors
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Defensive Driving Certificate required upon employment

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 166, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 or by fax 575-835-5337. Applications are not accepted via email.

PROJECT SOFTWARE SCIENTIST

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Starting Rate or Salary Range: Negotiable

Employer Description:

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) seeks to be one of the most powerful optical telescopes on earth: possibly, in terms of angular resolution, the most powerful telescope.

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located at an altitude of 10,600 ft in the Magdalena Mountains in Socorro County, south central New Mexico, and is a department of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM.

The Observatory consists of two major facilities, a 2.4-meter fast-tracking telescope, which has been in operation for 8 years, and an Interferometer which, with partners from the University of Cambridge, UK, has been in development for 15 years and which will consist of ten 1.4-meter optical/infrared telescopes in a Y configuration array. The MROI will be able to image targets up to 100 times fainter than any existing interferometer and will have up to 200 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Job Description:

MROI is currently seeking to fill a Project Software Scientist position. This position joins that of the Project Scientist and the Project Engineer as a member of the core group guiding the scientific and engineering development of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI).

This position will:

  • Set and maintain long term goals for the project software
    and develop the path to those goals.
  • Organize and administer the software team.
  • Implement and manage the workflow pipeline, keeping up to date with, and ensuring, best practices.

It is expected that the Project Software Scientist will represent the MROI software project to, and liaise with, the software and scientific profession at large.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; area of study, Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems required.
  • Knowledge of Real time programming desired.
  • Knowledge of Distributed systems required.
  • Software QA processes required.
  • Experience in management of software development and operations for an interferometer (preferably optical) or large scale telescope/observatory is required.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 166, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 or by fax 575-835-5337. Applications are not accepted via email.