Program Associate – Entomology


Job title: Program Associate – Entomology

Company: University of Arkansas System

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Type of Position: Research

Workstudy Position: No

Job Type: Regular

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Sponsorship Available: No

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: Entomology * Lonoke Agricultural Center Entomologist

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Summary of Job Duties: Summary Of Job Duties


Summary:

Assist Extension Entomologist in the coordination of Row Crop Entomology Program: field trial evaluation of pest control studies in cotton, rice, soybean, grain sorghum, corn, and wheat; data collection and analysis. The job requires extensive fieldwork throughout the year subject to extreme conditions, the ability to operate and maintain large equipment. The applicant will be required to prepare reports and educational materials for professional meetings.

Job Duties:

Conduct applied research responsibilities to include: planning; spraying; planting; plot maintenance; collecting, recording, and analyzing data; and, incorporating the data into data management software. Summarize data, prepare reports and develop visual aids. Examples: Experimental Design, Treating Seed, Planting Plots, Spraying Plots, Data Collection, Harvesting Plots, Data Analysis, Report Preparation, and Presenting Results.

Provides indirect supervision to temporary/seasonal employees. Duties also include equipment operation, maintenance, purchasing, and record keeping. Extensive travel will be required at times, and overnight stays are sometimes necessary.

Skills:

Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work from multiple projects, make sound judgments, and assume responsibility for various projects and activities. Ability to exercise initiative, respond positively to direction from supervisors, and work without direct supervision. Ability to remain focused and exercise close attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to develop and deliver quality presentations. Proficiency in data management.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field plus three (3) years of related professional experience OR a related Master’s degree is required. Applicants should have proficiency in driving, hauling, maintaining, and operating sprayers and other heavy agricultural equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in rice, cotton, and soybean insect scouting and small and large block fieldwork.

Additional Information:

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information: Jodi Blackard

Administrative Coordinator

501-237-5630

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.

Constant Physical Activity: Hearing, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity: Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Grasping, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping

Occasional Physical Activity: Driving, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Expected salary:

Location: Lonoke, AR

Job date: Sat, 14 May 2022 07:41:06 GMT

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