Research Technician - Germplasm Curation, Griffin

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Posting NumberS04810PWorking TitleResearch Technician - Germplasm Curation, GriffinDepartmentCAES Plant Genetic Res Con GeorgiaAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday; 8 am-5 pm

Advertised Salary$25,125- $28,951, based on experiencePosting Date03/24/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date03/31/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyGriffin 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.

Classification TitleResearch Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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 qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The primary responsibility of the position is to assist in germplasm curation including field maintenance and harvesting. Field regenerations will be conducted in Byron and Griffin, GA. Responsibilities include care and maintenance of plants including manual weed control, irrigation, and harvesting. Work outdoors under varied weather conditions. Maintenance of field plots will include plowing and tilling fields with tractors and mowing around and within fields with mowers and bush hogs. The position will occasionally assist in the maintenance and repair of farm equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to independently operate farm machinery and equipment. Field plot maintenance experience. Ability to obtain commercial pesticide license withing first year. Valid GA driver’s license.

Physical Demands

Work outdoors and in greenhouses during all seasons. Perform manual labor including planting, weeding, maintaining plots/plants and harvesting. Recurring walking, bending, stooping and standing for long periods and some heavy lifting. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs 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? NoDoes 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)NoCredit 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.



Assist in all aspects of field maintenance which includes field maintenance and harvesting. Field regeneration will be conducted in Bryon and Griffin, GA. Care and maintenance of plants includes manual weed control, irrigation, and harvesting.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Maintenance of field plots will include plowing and tilling fields with tractors and mowing around and within fields with mowers and bush hogs.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

The position will occasionally assist in the maintenance and repair of farm equipment.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 3/25/2020
Application Due: 12/20/2020
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