Research Field Technician

Location
Clarksville, AR
Posted
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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

Department Home Page

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

Preferred Qualifications

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 bbatiste@uark.edu.



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

Salary $20,788.00

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 10/13/2017

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
dlchapma@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. Clarksville, AR




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