Program Technician

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Posting Number NCA203P

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Working Title Program Technician

Position Number 10397

Department Arkansas Forest Resources 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 Arkansas Forest Resources Center is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, has the mission of developing and delivering superior programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest-based natural resources. Research is administered through the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The program technician will work independently on assigned duties ranging from coordinating and conducting field and lab work, assisting graduate and undergraduate student with projects, and coordinating, analyzing, and interpreting data using spatial and statistical software. Research related responsibilities will include but not limited to capture and marking of waterfowl and other avian species, operating lab equipment, maintenance of laboratory facilities, data management and collection, statistical and spatial analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to attain lead role on data management, collaborate on analysis, and report writing. Expectations to present findings at conferences, and prepare and submit manuscripts for publication in leading research journals.

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. degree in Wildlife Management or closely related field in Natural Resources; experience handling waterfowl; experience with managing data files.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Strong quantitative background; experience with spatial analysis and statistical software such as SAS, R, and ArcGIS.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of field and laboratory safety procedures.
Good oral and written communication skills. Willingness and ability to work outdoors, in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to travel, including overnight travel.

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 employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., 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.

Work Schedule M-F 8:00-4:30 but can vary depending if field work is needed.

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 Monticello, AR

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? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 08/23/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 09/03/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Rhonda Parris
[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. Monticello, AR

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Listing of Publications





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    Posted: 8/10/2018
    Application Due: 8/24/2018
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