Types of Temporary Positions

Actual temporary job openings vary on a daily basis, but the most commonly filled are as follows:

Administrative Support


Performs intermediate or advanced secretarial support to an organizational unit, and can include: manuscript, grant or statistical typing, transcription from notes or Dictaphone tapes, familiarity with various computer packages, including spreadsheets and word processing, organizational ability with arranging meetings and travel plans, and in some cases knowledge of scientific or medical terminology.

Data Entry

Enters basic or complex data into a computer system via keyboard terminal.


Provides professional and administrative assistance which may include coordinating a variety of activities and participating in special projects.

Financial Support

Applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of fiscal control and reporting. Maintains various accounting records and prepares financial and other related reports.


Assists in providing the University employees, students, faculty and guests with a suitable, clean environment and a healthy atmosphere. May be required to clean classrooms, offices, restrooms and other University facilities. May be responsible for stocking supplies and performing special projects. May be required to operate various types of cleaning equipment, transport materials weighing up to 50 lbs. and follow written and verbal instructions. May be exposed to human body fluids, chemicals and/or applicable chemicals. High School diploma or equivalent education and experience required. Housekeeping and/or previous cleaning experience preferred.

Maintenance Worker

Participates in the general maintenance and/or repair of buildings, furniture and equipment, as well as indoor and outdoor custodial duties. All maintenance positions require completion of a criminal background check, and most require the ability to work nights (approx. 11pm to 7am).

Medical Support

Medical Secretary

Entry-level medical coding, analyzing medical records and front end receptionist work in clinical settings. Medical Terminology is needed for most medical assistant temporary requests.

Health Professional

Within these areas are various professional positions including Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Pharmacists. In addition to college degrees, these positions require appropriate certification or licensure.

Dental Assistant

Chair-side assisting, following OSHA and HIPAA guidelines, maintaining and dispensing inventory and instrument cassettes, maintaining patient records, scheduling follow-up visits, collecting fees and co-pays, ordering supplies, and miscellaneous clerical duties. This position requires completion of a formal dental assisting program and/or 2 years of experience in dental assisting. Must be licensed to take and develop radiographs.


Positions in research are as varied as the studies they support, but common titles include Research Specialist, Laboratory Assistant, Animal Care Technician, Data Assistant, Interviewer, Clinic Coordinator, and Statistician. The minimum educational requirement for some entry-level research positions is a high school diploma or GED, but most range from an associate’s to a bachelor's degree with some related work experience.

Information Technology

Serves in a technical support capacity in all areas of research or systems management.