Program Technician

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number NCA135P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20958

Working Title Program Technician

Position Number 10364

Department Horticulture

About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

Department Home Page

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

This is a full-time support position devoted to conducting research (field and laboratory) for the fruit program. Activities include management of fruit research plantings, data collection, and data analysis. The employee will assist with the preparation of reports and manuscripts of research results along with assistance in a range of other reporting and record-keeping duties. The employee will need to be physically capable of taking part in field-plot maintenance. Some hourly and appointed employee supervisory duties will be involved.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

B.S. in Horticulture or closely related field. Computer operation is required including knowledge of a range of software including statistical analysis data. The employee will be required to attain a research and demonstration license for pesticide applications.



Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Pesticide Applicator License

Preferred Qualifications

M.S. In Horticulture or related field. 2-5 years experience.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Computer operation including knowledge of a range of software including statistical analysis data. Required to attain a research and demonstration license for pesticide applications. Travel, including overnight, to other research locations in Arkansas. Strong background in plant field culture, particularly tree and small fruits crops. Valid driver's license, be able to lift 50 pounds, work in outside conditions in all seasons, and be able to walk for long distances.



Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at bbatiste@uark.edu.



Physical Conditions The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes., The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Work Schedule 40 hours/week 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Agri. Experiment Station, Fayetteville

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with experience.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 06/30/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 07/15/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Elena Garcia
c/o Ms. Cindy Kuhns
316 Plant Sciences Bldg.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-2670
megarcia@uark.edu



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.

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