Posting Number NCA155P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22916
Working Title Program Technician
Position Number 16408
Department Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
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
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of experiments in the greenhouse and field for testing of rice to abiotic stresses, evaluation of plant yield and quality, plant tissue culture and standard laboratory maintenance. The incumbent will assist with data entry and management, report preparation, and other responsibilities as designated.
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 biology or related area,
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Experience in basic statistics, plant genetics, and plant tissue culture techniques. Experience in plant biology is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of laboratory and record keeping procedures. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities of co-workers or subordinates. Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to complete a series of laboratory procedures. Ability to operate, and maintain common laboratory instruments. Ability to maintain precise records of technical processes and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 M-F 8-5, Hours can vary
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 Plant Sciences Building, PTSC 115, University of Arkansas
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 10/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Departmental Administrative Manager
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. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of Professional References