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Ag Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Ag Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Technician
Posting Number: SW0170679
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:

We are looking for a wage personnel at Virginia Tech’s AHS Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located in Winchester, Virginia. This position is a field and lab assistant for the horticulture research program. The candidate will be responsible for the management of fruit-tree research plots in terms of pruning, spraying, thinning, and harvesting. The candidate is also expected to carryout laboratory experiments related to plant physiology, tissue-culture and molecular biology. Both lab and field work require thorough recording and reporting of research results and proper handling of research equipment and chemicals. Majority of work during the fall and winter will be lab-based and that of the spring to summer will be field-based.

Required Qualifications:

Experience and/or education in plant science, biology or a relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field; orchard and/or lab experience; computer skills (MS word and Excel; email and Internet); and experience with managing/supervising resources and/or others.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Hours dependent on inclement weather of extreme heat may cause early hour reporting for beginning of day.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu

Posting #SW0170679

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: Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Winchester
Location Zip Code: 22602
Work Schedule: 8:00-4:30pm M-F
Posting Date: 08/22/2017
Review Begin Date:
Job Close Date: 09/30/2017
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/79139

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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Required Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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