Seeking an Irrigation Associate to assist in working with producers to improve irrigation practices. Manage plot research, perform field operations, summarize results, and advance the knowledge of water resource management in Arkansas by assisting with Irrigation Contest. Includes but not limited to repairing and installing equipment, planting crops, harvesting crops, operating large equipment, GPS equipment, spraying crops, retrieving information from data logging equipment, data collection, data summarization and statistical analysis for field experiments. A willingness to learn and teach others and ability to obtain Certified Crop Advisor highly desirable. Applicants MUST complete an online application by visiting the U of A website at http://jobs.uark.edu and search for posting #36131. Call 870-673-2661 for assistance. Deadline is September 30, 2019 or until position is filled. The University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture is an AA/EEO/Disabled/Veterans/E-Verify employer.
Bachelor's in Mechanized Systems Management, Agriculture Technology Management, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Engineering, agronomy, soil science, crop science or related technical agricultural or environmental field plus three years of related professional work experience. Must be able to obtain research pesticide applicator license. Preferred Qualifications: M.S. in related field. Experience and /or knowledge of farming and familiarity with irrigation, engines, pumps, farm machinery and producing crops is desirable. Certified Crop Advisor or ability to obtain highly desirable.
Internal Number: 36131
About University of Arkansas, Rice Research & Extension Center
About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture The 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 (AAES) 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. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary