Laboratory Technician I - Feed & Environmental Water Lab

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02897P Working Title Laboratory Technician I - Feed & Environmental Water Lab Department CAES Ag & Environmental Svcs Lab About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Non-Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Part Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday

Advertised Salary $20,880 Posting Date 04/09/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 04/23/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Research And Lab FTE .49 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

Incumbent will work with the Feed and Environmental Water Laboratory (FEWL):

This position requires logging in the water, soil, feed and forage samples following project centered approved standard operating procedure with minimum supervision. It also requires accurate document keeping, entering analytical results in a correct manner, and generating analytical reports as instructed by the laboratory’s coordinator, supervisor, and quality assurance officer.

Involvement in laboratory work will also be needed, which includes routine work in performing technical and non-technical laboratory duties in the FEWL such as routine repetitive laboratory tasks, preparation of laboratory supplies and equipment for testing feed and water samples as directed by the laboratory supervisor and coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of laboratory techniques and standard operating procedures.
Skills in general chemistry tasks (reagent preparation, standard preparation, instrument calibration, titration, dilution).
Skills to prepare specimens for analysis (drying, grinding, digestion, extraction, and distillation).
Skills in math (calculate calibration curves, dilution factors, moisture corrections, and quality control statistics).
Ability to use spread sheets and word processors.
Skills to operate, maintain, and general repair of various laboratory instruments.
Ability to work with other analysts.

Physical Demands

Some lifting of approximately 40 lbs

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Prepare routine chemical solutions required for chemical analyses of feed and water samples submitted by clients. Perform routine laboratory analyses of feed and water samples following the laboratory’s standard operating procedures

Percentage of time 65 Duties/Responsibilities


Enter analytical results in a correct manner, and generate analytical reports as instructed by the supervisors

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Log in water, soil, feed, and forage samples following project centered approved standard operating procedure

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Keep record of activities as directed. Perform other related works as required

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 4/11/2019
    Application Due: 5/21/2019
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