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Agricultural Technician Supervisor with University of Maryland, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture in College Park, MD

Type of position Contingent II, Non-Exempt
Employer University of Maryland, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Description of Employer Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Location College Park, MD
Salary $41,368+
Benefits Health, Dental & Retirement
Closing date of competition 4/21/2017
Date position available 5/1/2017
Description of duties
  • Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

    An Agricultural Technician Supervisor is sought to provide support for the herbicide trial activities conducted by the Trials Center.  This program performs applied research that provides educational information related to the weed control in agronomic systems producing corn, soybean, winter wheat, and other crops of interest.

  • Supervising assistant workers and students
  • Establishing and planting plot areas
  • Maintaining plots and applying herbicide treatments according to established protocols
  • Collecting herbicide action field notes
  • Harvesting plots during the growing season
  • Collecting plant samples per research protocols
  • Conducting sample processing and distribution
  • Working closely with Agricultural Experiment Station management and technical support located at the various research centers comprising the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Other duties may be assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications sought

Required–

  • High School Diploma or GED AND Six years progressively responsible experience in agriculture work, four years of which must have been in laboratory or field research and two years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • Valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift and carry more than 40 pounds
  • Ability to perform periodic work in inclement weather or dusty conditions

Preferred–

  • Masters’ degree in Weed Science, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, Biology or similar with at least two years of experience
  • Research Applicator License
  • Chemical applicator license
  • Familiarity with operation and minor maintenance of equipment used for the project including planter, combine, sickle mower, and backpack sprayer.
  • Experience working with agronomic crops, including corn, wheat and soybean
  • Broad computer proficiency and experience managing and analyzing large datasets

Valid Commercial Class A or equivalent driver’s license

Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, cover letter, transcripts
Submit to Apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50300
Additional Information The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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