Program Associate

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Posting Number NCA186P

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Working Title Program Associate

Position Number 10315

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.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness has an opening for a Program Associate I focusing on production economics and farm management issues related to eastern Arkansas row crop agriculture with a strong emphasis on rice and soybeans. Topics may include evaluating the profitability and sustainability of rice and soybean-based cropping systems, water conservation and irrigation efficiency concerns, the farm level impact of government policy, development of management decision aids, and risk management. The researcher will prepare economic findings for publication, presentation at professional meetings, and presentation to specific clientele groups within the state.

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.

A minimum of a BS degree in Agriculture Economics or related field plus three years of related experience or a MS degree in Agricultural Economics or related field.

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

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics or related field preferred. Experience with spreadsheets, data management, and simulation software is desired. Experience with development of crop enterprise budgets is desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

An ability to work on multi-disciplinary problems related to agricultural management is required. Qualitative and analytical skills in operations research, optimization, systems simulation, and/or econometrics are important. Good writing and communication skills are also required. Knowledge and experience with representative farm analysis is required.Knowledge and experience with SIMETAR desired. Knowledge and experience with eastern Arkansas agriculture are also desired.

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.

Work Schedule 8:00-4:30 pm

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 University of Arkansas, Rice Research & Extension Center, Stuttgart, 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 07/31/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Brad Watkins
Professor of Agriculture Economics
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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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. Letter(s) of Recommendation (3)
    Optional Documents





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      Posted: 11/1/2018
      Application Due: 12/30/2018
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