Program Technician

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Posting Number NCA204P

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Working Title Program Technician

Position Number 10345

Department Animal Science

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.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The individual will work with the forage nutritionist and agronomist in planning, designing, and conducting experiments that seek to assess nutritional characteristics of forages and optimize forage options for Arkansas livestock producers. Work with livestock and plot/field equipment is required. The individual will also supervise hourly employees, conduct laboratory analyses, and will be responsible for daily care of ruminally-cannulated cows as well as experimental sheep and goats. These responsibilities require that the individual be able to lift hay bales or feed sacks that weight up to 60 lb. Research at off-campus sites is a department priority; the successful applicant must be willing to travel to off-campus sites and supervise and implement both initiation of experiments and data collection. This will require some overnight travel, occasionally on short notice. The successful applicant will be encouraged, but not required, to pursue an M.S. and/or a Ph.D. degree in Animal Science, specializing in some aspect of ruminant nutrition relative to producers in Arkansas.

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.

Minimum requirements of a B.S. degree in Animal Science, Forage Agronomy, or a closely related field, and a valid U.S. driver's license.

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

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of experimental design, familiarity with common procedures used in forage quality analyses, and direct experience operating plot and/or production-scale equipment necessary to establish, manage, harvest, and store a wide variety of forages native or adaptable to Arkansas is desirable. General knowledge of the beef industry forage physiology, and basic animal handling skills is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

The successful applicant must have demonstrated ability to read and follow written protocols and manage forage and livestock experiments (grazing and/or confinement) including data entry and processing, with minimal supervision.

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., 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 vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body., 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 Monday - Friday; 8:00-4:30

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 Fayetteville campus- Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building

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 09/25/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 10/17/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Jamie Starks Newberry
[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. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
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      Posted: 9/12/2018
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