Bio Sci. Research Tech 1

Location
Hermiston, Umatilla County
Posted
Mar 19, 2014

Job Title: Biological Science Research Technician 1

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities: No

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Department: Crop/Soil Sci Extension 211114 AGD

Position Summary: This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time, seasonal (June 15 - Sept 1) Biological Science Research Technician 1 position for the Crop/Soil Sci Extension at Oregon State University (OSU). These positions are located in Hermiston, Oregon.

These positions will perform seasonal work in Hermiston to assist with inspections for the corn program in Seed Certification at Oregon State University. Inspections must be done within a narrow window of opportunity due to the growth cycle of corn in hot weather and effective time management is critical for conducting successful inspections. Work will be performed independently within the geographic area assigned to this position. The workload can vary and may be physically demanding. The majority of work is performed outside with exposure to sun and pollen for extended periods throughout a typical work schedule of eight hours a day, five days a week. Teamwork is critical for a successful outcome. Safety is a priority in all aspects of this job, especially with regard to the required volume of driving from field to field and exposure to hot weather. Communication with the supervisor and team members requires use of a cell phone. Driving a vehicle is required to accomplish the field inspection duties.

Position Duties: 90% Inspect fields of seed corn production in various stages of growth to determine the amount of silk and pollen present as it applies to the genetic purity of the final product. Collect detailed silk and pollen information and record counts during the inspections.

10% Accurate data entry using an iPad to report results. Will also communicate with supervisor and other team members and other field personnel by cell phone and email.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Work is performed independently and outdoors with exposure to sun, high temperatures and pollen. Work requires walking long distances through corn fields, typically eight hours a day, five days a week during the season.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Two years of college-level courses in any field of biological science; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Physically able to walk long distances and tolerate extended periods of time in the sun and exposure to pollen, especially corn pollen.

Effective organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and also as a member of a team.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Experience in production agriculture.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 03-10-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 03-21-2014

Closing Date: 04-11-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $2079-$2956

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact: Mary Beuthin, (541)737-4513, Mary.Beuthin@oregonstate.edu

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

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1) Describe your experience with field work and the crops that you are familiar with.

2) Describe your experience in previous positions where you had to communicate with different individuals and/or groups of people. Were there difficulties and how did you solve them?

3) Describe your experience using email, computers, iPad's or similar devices, and cell phones.

Posting Number: 0012067

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63683

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