Research Farm Spec 1

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2329774243
Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
All Job Postings will close at 12:01a.m. CST (1:01a.m. EST) on the specified Closing Date (if designated). If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application progress will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through "My Draft Applications" located on your Candidate Home page. Job Posting Title: Research Farm Spec 1 Position Type: Classified Department: LSUAG PL4 - Southeast - Hammond Research Station (Jason Walter Stagg (00010588)) Work Location: LSU - AG Center Pay Grade: Classified Technician and Skilled Trades Job Description: 114440 RESEARCH FARM SPECIALIST 1 WS208 $22,630 - $40,560 Creation Date: 06/29/1987 Change Date: 04/10/2014 FUNCTION OF WORK: To assist with agricultural research in an experimental farm environment. LEVEL OF WORK: Entry. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General from higher level personnel. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. LOCATION OF WORK: State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities. JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from a Research Farm Assistant 2 by requirements for understanding and knowledge of research techniques. Differs from a Research Farm Specialist 2 by lack of requirements for evaluating and reporting conditions related to experiments. EXAMPLES OF WORK: EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED. Mixes chemicals according to instructions on container label. Lays out research plots, labels treatments for animals or plants, and assists with collection of data. Precisely records and reports data and maintains accurate research records. Performs more difficult tasks related to care of livestock including: mixing feed according to research specifications, evaluating health of animals, treating diseases, and checking progress, breeding animals, delivering young, collecting semen, candling eggs, and performing specialized milking and milk treatment operations. From general instructions, cares for plants and trees including: germinating seed, transplanting seedling, pollinating flowers, and sexual and asexual propagation of plant materials. Adjusts and maintains complex equipment and operates experimental plot equipment to establish, maintain, and harvest research plots with a high level of precision. Performs comparable farming tasks in other agricultural research areas such as forestry, aquaculture, agricultural engineering, etc. Performs related tasks as assigned. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of experience in the care of animals; the general care of crops, shrubs, or plants; or farm-related equipment and machinery operation. SUBSTITUTIONS: College credit in agricultural courses will substitute for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for two months of experience. NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional Job Description: Special Instructions: Research Farm Spec 1 * Location: Hammond Research Station, Hammond, LA * Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in research farming or in general farm management. For more information and substitutions contact www.civilservice.louisiana.gov or the AgCenter HRM office. * This position is a PLANT-BASED research specialist job. * Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience section of the application. Please list all work experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official application. * No testing required. Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU or through Workday for internal applicants. * Application Deadline: 7/20/2021 or until suitable candidate is identified. The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Posting Date: July 7, 2021 Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): July 21, 2021 Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more! Essential Position (Y/N): LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu). HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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