Research Field Technician
Posting Number CA84P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/25871
Working Title Research Field Technician
Position Number 15216
Department Rice Research & Extension Center
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 mission at the Rice Research and Extension Center is to improve rice production for Arkansas farmers through applied research and extension programs to develop sustainable systems that protect our natural resources, enhance the economy of Arkansas and provide a food product consumed worldwide.
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
You will be a valued member of an aggressive and mission-oriented rice breeding team. Duties include all aspects of rice breeding operation: operating farm equipment for field preparation, plant and harvest; field management, irrigation, herbicide application, sample collection and harvesting; assisting in crossing and greenhouse researches; seed threshing, cleaning, inventory and package for planting and shipment and general maintenance for field equipment, laboratory and greenhouse. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
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)
Must be able to operate farm machinery
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.
Physical Conditions The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
Work Schedule 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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 Stuttgart, AR-Rice Research & Extension Center
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 03/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2018
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Dr. Xueyan Sha
University of Arkansas
Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Hwy 130 E
Stuttgart, AR 72160
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. Stuttgart, AR
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