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University of Arkansas

Program Technician - 12 MONTH



Full Time

On Site


Colt, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Research

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
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Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: 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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Department:PTST | Pine Tree Station

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Summary of Job Duties:Employee will be responsible for the day to day activities in field plot research with responsibilities in corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybean and wheat. Duties will include, but not limited to, land preparation, planting, irrigation, pest (weeds, disease and insect) control, harvesting as well as data collection and record summarization on all activities in field plot research.

Specifically, collection of information and data from research crops as desired by the director or project leaders. Harvest research crops , process yield samples, and report harvest data and production notes to the appropriate project leaders. Supervise and assist station staff in the maintenance and repair of all research equipment and facilities. Take soil samples and keep fertility records up to date. Monitor the needs and condition of research crops and keep the station director informed and apply the proper management practices. Assist station director in supervising the production of foundation seed and other crops grown on the Pine Tree Station. Assist with all the activities of the research station including field days, tours, reports and maintenance activities.

Minimum Qualifications
B.S. degree from accredited college or university with emphasis in agricultural sciences or related field. The employee must be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting and carrying the minimum weight of 75 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with field crop production and farm machinery is highly desirable as well as experience in field plot research management. Preference will be given to applicants with a Drone license or the desire to obtain one.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Shawn Clark, Resident Director,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

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.

Constant Physical Activity:Driving, Hearing, Talking, Walking
Frequent Physical Activity:Grasping, Lifting
Occasional Physical Activity:Kneeling, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling
Benefits Eligible:Yes