Temporary Field/Lab Assistant_Buntin

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Posting NumberG/R07668PWorking TitleTemporary Field/Lab Assistant_BuntinDepartmentCAES EntomologyAbout 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule Information

40 hours a week. Schedule to be determined by Supervisor

Advertised Salary$10.25-$12.00 per hour; based on experienceAnticipated Start Date05/11/2020Posting Date03/04/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyGriffin Area EOO 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.


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Field and work processing of samples, which includes, but is not limited to, helping to plant, maintain, harvest and process field studies. Data collection.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Laboratory work, including but not limited to, processing, sorting and inspecting plant samples for diseases and insect damages. Data collection and entry.

Percentage of time50Position Details

Classification TitleTemporary Skilled Crafts/TradesFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Work involves 50% fieldwork and 50% work processing samples in the laboratory. Fieldwork includes but is not limited to helping to plant, maintain grain and forage crops as well as sampling field trials for insects and various plant measurements. Lab work includes but is not limited to sorting and inspecting plant samples for insects and other organisms and various other measurements. Some processing of samples may be required. Data entry in Excel spreadsheets also is expected. Work will be mostly during hot conditions in the summer. Duties also may sometimes require out-of-town travel to research plots during the workday. The employee receives specific work instructions at the beginning of each new job and work is usually closely supervised; however, constant supervision is not necessary as many tasks are routine and repetitive and can be carried on without difficulty once they are learned.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

High school Diploma or equivalent combination of education and work experience in the lab and field plots or a related area. Other training will be provided as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Work with or without supervision.
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands

Able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds, Work in a laboratory for multiple hours a day. Duties also include intermittent out-of-town travel to research plots during the workday. Driving.

Is this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 3/5/2020
    Application Due: 12/7/2020
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