Project/Program Specialist I

Posting Number NCA142P

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Working Title Project/Program Specialist I

Position Number 15500

Department Poultry Science

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

The Poultry Science Department consists of approximately 30 nationally respected faculty in various fields of study. Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. programs are offered by the Department.

The Poultry Science Department/Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is housed in an 112,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom complex located on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, campus. Additional poultry science facilities are located within close proximity to the campus and include a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, a feed mill, a poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers and broiler breeders. Please view our facilities page for more information on our state-of-the-art facilities

Meat & Poultry Magazine® continually ranks our program as one of the premier poultry programs in the nation (and world).

The Center is part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture and poultry faculty members are employed as researchers for the Division and its Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The successful candidate will work closely with a team of research scientists, educators and farmers to develop programs targeting military veterans interested in initiating or diversifying small farms with a focus on poultry, small ruminants and agroforestry products. The selected candidate will assist in developing online training modules for beginning farmers and ranchers, coordinate an internship program for veterans, and assist in coordinating educational/marketing programs targeting small farm enterprises.

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.

A Bachelor's degree with a strong background in business or related field.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science in Agriculture Education or related field;experience and/or education in farming, livestock and/or poultry production preferred. Experience coordinating intern programs and writing/coordinating extramural grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Superior computer and software skills, strong managerial, communication, and organizational skills are required.
Ability to exercise initiative, make sound judgments, be discreet, and assume responsibilities.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint and Adobe Suites.

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule M-F, 8 -4:30

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 POSC - Fayetteville, AR

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? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/31/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 08/14/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Center of Excellence Poultry Science
1260 West Maple Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Patrice Sims

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. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
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