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Agricultural Specialist

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Agricultural Specialist
Role Title: Agricultural Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0170178
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The position primarily provides field support for the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) and crop physiology research program at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Duties will include but are not limited to assisting with planting, maintaining, and harvesting peanut and sorghum, and data entering in computer; collecting soil and plant sample and preparing and mailing the samples for analysis at appropriate laboratories; assisting with all aspects of field work, installing deer fences, weather stations, and soil and grain moisture probes; stationary picking of peanut, and taking plant height, biomass, plant moisture measurements for biomass sorghum; assisting a postdoc with a biomass for bioenergy sorghum research including with remote sensing and simple image analysis.

Required Qualifications:

Ability to work in an agricultural setting during the entire growing season including during adverse weather conditions, work on week-ends when necessary; experience with field small plots data collection and tabulation; and experience to work independently and in a team are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with peanut and sorghum harvest by hand, with a stationary picker and with a bigger combine; ability to write and read a plot plan for small research plots; and reasonable understanding and experience with soil and grain moisture sensors are preferred

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu

Posting #SW0170178

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 70
Pay Band: 2
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Tidewater AREC
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Suffolk, VA - Tidewater AREC
Location Zip Code: 23437
Work Schedule: Mondy - Friday, occasional weekend
Posting Date: 03/06/2017
Review Begin Date:
Job Close Date: 05/26/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74325

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