Research Farm Spec 2

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 2 Position Type: Classified Department: LSUAG PL1 - Central Research Stations (Franklin R Wright (00009509)) Work Location: LSU - AG Center Pay Grade: Classified Technician and Skilled Trades Job Description: 114480 RESEARCH FARM SPECIALIST 2 WS210 $25,896 - $46,446 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: Experienced. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General from professional researchers or other higher level personnel. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. LOCATION OF WORK: State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities. JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from Research Farm Specialist 1 by requirements for observing, evaluating, and reporting conditions in a research environment. Differs from Research Farm Supervisor by lack of supervisory responsibilities. EXAMPLES OF WORK: EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED. Discusses research projects with professional researches to devise methods and provide technical farming expertise. Lays out research plots, labels treatments for animals or plants, and collects data. Handles complex aspects of animal care, such as delivery when complications arise, treatment of unusual health problems, assisting with experimental breeding techniques. Conducts basic laboratory tests on samples. Calculates proportions and application rates of chemicals and assists with complex applications of experimental chemicals and treatment. Calibrates and precisely adjusts complex equipment. Collects and assembles data from research plots and experimental animals. Performs comparable farming tasks in other agricultural research areas such as forestry, aquaculture, agricultural engineering, etc. Performs related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of experience in research farming or in general farm management. SUBSTITUTIONS: College credit in agricultural courses will substitute for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for two months of experience. Experience in crop or livestock farming will substitute for the required experience on the basis of eighteen months for one year 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 2 * Location: Central Research Station, Baton Rouge, LA * Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in research farming or in general farm management. For more information and substitutions contact or the AgCenter HRM office. * 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 or through Workday for internal applicants. * Application Deadline: 8/3/2021 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 21, 2021 Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): August 4, 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. 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