Posting Number NCA214P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30303
Working Title Program Technician
Position Number 16741
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.
About the College/Department
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Animal Science Department at the University of Arkansas has a 150 sow herd which supports a comprehensive research and teaching program. Facilities include farrowing for 40 sows, a 48 pen conventional nursery with a capacity of 6 pigs/pen. Duties include all aspects of management of the swine research unit at Savoy, as well as the feeding, and health care of the research swine herd and replacement females; management of the breeding program; maintenance of farm facilities; and the implementation of experimental protocols as outlined by the research faculty in charge and as needed for other cooperating researchers. The individual selected will be expected to assist principal investigators, graduate students, and research personnel in conducting experiments and collecting data from the farm and other related information and records as required. Because of the intensive nature of the research and teaching responsibilities, the person must be experienced in management of swine. The successful applicant must supervise, manage, and evaluate part-time labor and carry out any additional duties as determined by the immediate supervisor or Head of the Department of Animal Science.
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 educational requirement of a B.S. degree in Animal Science or a closely related field. Because of the intensive nature of the research and teaching responsibilities, candidates must be experienced in management of swine.
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Driver's license and non-commercial restricted use pesticide license
Experience in management of full and part-time labor (including student workers) in a university setting. Experience or interest in animal research is highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of nutritional needs and care of large animals. Knowledge and experience with animal behavior and skills in collection of data from the farm, plus ability to maintain animal inventory records, farm equipment records and other related information and records as required. Must be physically able to handle large farm animals and conduct routine farm work including the maintenance or construction of needed facilities.
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 with some weekends.
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. Yes
Work Location/Building Swine Unit at Savoy (Fayetteville)
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 history 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 10/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date 11/28/2018
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
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. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)