Agricultural Lab Technician

Location
Colt, AR
Posted
Jul 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number CA90P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/28511

Working Title Agricultural Lab Technician

Position Number 12713

Department Pine Tree 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

Responsible for the day to day farming operations. Duties include but not limited to operating farm machinery and equipment for the purposes of tillage (plowing, disking & land planning), planting, spraying pesticides, irrigating, rouging, harvesting and hauling crops. Assist in station equipment maintenance and upkeep as well as all station properties which includes all buildings. Duties also could include assisting in the research crops as needed.
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 one year of specialized training in physical science or related field.



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

If yes, please specify Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of East Arkansas row crop practices. Ability to operate agricultural equipment and perform basic maintenance on agricultural equipment and implements.



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 employee is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The employee 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 employee 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., The employee is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, biological, radiological or hazardous materials., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Work Schedule M-F 8:00 - 5:00, some weekends and overtime

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 Pine Tree Research Station

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary 20,016

Pay Grade Level C106

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 07/25/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Shawn Clark
Pine Tree Research Station
870-633-5767 (office)
870-261-8306 (cell)



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. Colt, AR




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