Research Field Technician

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Posting Number CA84P

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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

Preferred Qualifications

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 [email protected].

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

Salary 20,788

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
Associate Professor
University of Arkansas
Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Hwy 130 E
Stuttgart, AR 72160
[email protected]

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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        Posted: 3/9/2018
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