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University of Arkansas

Program Technician - 12 MONTH



Full Time

On Site


Hope, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Research

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:

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:SWRE | Southwest Research and Extension Center

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Summary of Job Duties:This position is a research support professional. This position coordinates with the SWREC resident director and research project leaders, staff, and students to provide field plot planning, preparation, crop production, data collection, and harvest of horticultural crops at the Center. Maintain facilities including three tunnel houses, chemicals and storage, maintenance of farm equipment and implement research protocols as outlined by research faculty in charge. In addition, work with other units at SWREC as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture or related area.

The successful applicant will be able to obtain a Certified Pesticide Applicators License issued from a relevant state agency within 90 days of employment

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in a research environment, which may include but is not limited to, weed, disease, and pest control, fruit or vegetable breeding programs, fruit or vegetable harvest, postharvest storage evaluations, analytical and compositional analyses of horticultural products, or other agronomic products.
At least 1 year of related experience, training, or experience in pruning operations and production of fruit and berry crops.
Non-Commercial Restricted Use Pesticide License from the Arkansas Plant Board- working knowledge of pesticide application.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be physically able to conduct routine farm work including the maintenance or construction of needed equipment, facilities, and plots.

The successful applicant must have a valid driver's license, be able to lift 50 lbs, and be able to walk long distances in field conditions.

Applicant must be able to work outside in all types of conditions across all seasons.

Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly (email and verbally).

Must be able to follow research protocols.

Occasional travel to the Fruit Research Station, Vegetable Station, or other research locations is required.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions)
Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Sherri Pote, Administrative Support Supervisor,

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:Hearing, Talking, Walking
Frequent Physical Activity:Driving, Grasping, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sharps, Standing
Occasional Physical Activity:Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping
Benefits Eligible:Yes