Program Associate - Soybean Pure Seed Operations Lead

Stuttgart, AR
Mar 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NCA177P

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Working Title Program Associate - Soybean Pure Seed Operations Lead

Position Number 16518

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

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Program Associate will have the following duties:
1. Responsible for the coordination of all Progeny Rows and Purity operations in eastern Arkansas, including but not limited to:
1a. database experimental design,
1b. seed processing and packaging,
1c. coordination of planting, note taking, and harvesting operations.
2. This position is also in charge of ensuring breeder seed and pre-foundation seed are packaged, planted, rogued, harvested and processed.
3. This position will have responsibilities of visiting and managing all yield trial locations in eastern Arkansas, coordinating with the Breeding Operations. Lead the logistics and resource needs.
4. This position will be responsible for managing part-time employees for the support of field operations.
5. Execute the Pure Seed budget.

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 a plant breeding field plus three years of experience OR an M.S. in a plant breeding field.

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

If yes, please specify Ability to obtain a Class-A CDL. Ability to obtain a Pesticide's Applicator License. Ability to obtain a Remote Pilot Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. with 5 years of experience or M.S. with 3 years of experience in plant breeding field research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Strong communication skills and ability to work with others.

Physical activities associated with this position

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

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.

Work Schedule 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday

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 Stuttgart, AR - Rice Research and Extension Center

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 03/14/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Daniela Kidd -
Dr. Mozzoni -

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. Stuttgart, AR

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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of Professional References
    4. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
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