RESEARCH FARM SPECIALIST 1 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Alexandria, LA
Job Title: RESEARCH FARM SPECIALIST 1
Agency: LSU Agricultural Center
Opening Date: Fri. 05/03/13
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/17/13 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $9.27 - $18.95 hourly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
Three years of experience which involved the care of animals or plants or the use of farm-related equipment and machinery as a primary duty.
College credit in agricultural courses may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for two months of experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
This position is located at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station in Alexandria, LA (Rapides parish). YouMUSTapply directly to the LSU AgCenter. Go to: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edufor:
· Application Procedure
· Testing information (no testing required)
· Brief Job Description
Search for position number 004676
To speak directly to LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management, call 225/578-2258.
Function of Work:
To assist with agricultural research in an experimental farm environment.
Level of Work:
General from higher level personnel.
Location of Work:
State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities.
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:
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.
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