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Agriculture Lab Technician

Company: University of Arkansas --- Fayetteville
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Information Posting Number CA116P Quick Link for Posting Working Title Agriculture Lab Technician Position Number 13005 Department Vegetable Research Station 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. About the College/Department Department Home Page Job Type Staff Summary of Job Duties The Agriculture Lab Technician is responsible for setting up procedures and conditions for conducting standard tests for agriculture research. This includes assisting in soil preparation, fertilization, treatment applications, spraying, plot maintenance, irrigation, harvesting, evaluations, and processing yield information. Collects and reports data as specified and helps to maintain records. Operates and performs minor maintenance of equipment and facilities and performs other duties as assigned. The Agriculture Lab Technician works directly under Program Associates and Resident Director. 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. The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized training in physical science or related field. Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes If yes, please specify Driver's License; Certified Pesticide Applicator License Preferred Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) Requires knowledge of techniques, procedures, and equipment operations used in agriculture research. Ability to perform standard and special agriculture tests as assigned. Physical activities associated with this position For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at. Physical Conditions The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The employee is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The employee is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The employee is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The employee is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body., The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, biological, radiological or hazardous materials., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation., The employee is subject to work in close quarters (i.e. narrow aisles, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes) and other areas that could cause claustrophobia., The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. Work Schedule 8am - 5pm M-F/40 hrs. per week Overtime Eligible Yes 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. Yes Work Location/Building Vegetable Research Station - Alma, AR Benefits Eligible Yes Appointment Percent 100 Salary 22,433 Pay Grade Level C106 Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes Does this position require a background check? No If yes, please specify Does this position require a substance abuse test? No Pre-employment Screening Requirements Posting Detail Information Future Open Date Close Date 06/30/2019 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Start Date 07/15/2019 Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments) Recruitment Contact Information Stephen Eaton Resident Director *************** ************** 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. Alma, AR Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents - List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number) Optional Documents - Resume - Cover Letter/Letter of Application - Other Document - License (Trade, Drivers License, CDL, etc.) - List of five Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number) The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Keywords: University of Arkansas --- Fayetteville, Fayetteville , Agriculture Lab Technician, Healthcare , Fayetteville, Arkansas

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