Research Farm Specialist 2

Louisiana State University

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Job Posting Title:

Research Farm Specialist 2

Position Type:

Classified

Department:

LSUAG PL3 – Northwest – Hill Farm Research Station (William E Owens (00012595))

Work Location:

0101 Hill Farm Office Building

Pay Grade:

Classified Technician and Skilled Trades

Job Description:

114480

RESEARCH FARM SPECIALIST 2

WS210 $35,734 – $64,314

Creation Date: 06/29/1987

Change Date: 10/01/2022

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 an accredited college or university.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Location: Hill Farm Research Station, Homer, 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.

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: 10/18/2023 or until a 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:

October 5, 2023

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

October 19, 2023

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some childcare and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. 

Remote Work – Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N):

About the LSU Agricultural Center:

The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish. For more information, visit the AgCenter’s website at www.lsuagcenter.com. 

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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. The AgCenter is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals. To learn more, visit The AgCenter’s Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity site.

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-2258 or emailed [email protected].

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