Research Field Technician
Posting Number CA64P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21964
Working Title Research Field Technician
Position Number 12118
Department Fruit Research Station
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
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
Perform pruning of all research crops, prepare plots, thin fruit, plant, harvest fruit, mow, plow, fertilize, weed and train young plants. Install and maintain trellis in blackberry and grape trials. Assists in measuring and laying out the research trials and putting out ID stakes for each plot. Take soil samples of all the stations different research areas and crops. Assist in supervising hourly workers. General farm work. Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
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.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus two years of experience in farming operations.
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of farming and experimental crops preparation, planting, and harvesting.
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at email@example.com.
Physical Conditions The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., 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.
Work Schedule 40 hours per week
Overtime Eligible Yes
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 Clarksville, AR Fruit Research Station
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Pay Grade Level C108
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 08/24/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Dan L. Chapman, Resident Director
U of A Fruit Research Station
1749 State Highway 818
Clarksville, AR 72830
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
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. Clarksville, AR
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