Program Technician - 12 MONTH

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Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System 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 (AES) 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.

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CSES | Soil Fertility

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The successful candidate will be required to assist in the implementation of soil fertility field trials across the state of Arkansas on University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Experiment Stations as well as commercial production fields. The candidate will be responsible for managing field plots, taking notes, planting, applying treatments, collecting plant samples and harvesting field trials. The selected candidate will be required to help prepare fertilizer treatments by treating with inhibitor products and weighing out treatments for field application. In addition to field work the candidate will be required to help as needed in the laboratory with plant and soil sample preparation and analysis. There will be some data entry and, depending on specific projects, some data interpretation and report generation.


Minimum Qualifications
B.S. in agronomy, soil science, plant science, or a related discipline with experience in basic statistics, conducting field trials in corn, rice, soybean, wheat, and cover crops. Additionally, the candidate will need some basic background in laboratory methods such as soil incubations, cornstalk nitrate test, N-STaR, and evaluation of ammonia loss potential of fertilizers via modified diffusion methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Some graduate experience with experience in designing and executing both laboratory and field experiments related to soil fertility and soil and plant analysis. Previous experience conducting replicated soil fertility and plant nutrition field research in corn, rice, soybean, and cover crops is desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of field experimentation trial design, execution and data management specifically related to row crop production and soil fertility and plant nutrition. Ability to implement and manage trials associated with the soil fertility research program. Ability to operate and maintain field plot equipment as well as laboratory equipment. Ability to maintain precise records of technical processes and field work/plot management and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with others.

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Motor Vehicle Reports Check
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply 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. Candidates 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.

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Frequent Physical Activity:

Driving, Lifting, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Grasping, Kneeling, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Pushing, Repetitive Motion, Stooping, Talking

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