Agricultural Technician II

Kansas State University

United States

November 9, 2021

Description

Agricultural Technician II

Apply now Department: 3670010235 SW Research Ext Cntr Garden Cy Job no: 511521 Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS) Location: Garden City, Kansas Categories: Agriculture, Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production Pay Grade: 05A

General Description of Position:

This position performs numerous agriculture and research oriented tasks with minimal supervision to produce agricultural crops as well as assist with agricultural research.

Information about the Department:

K-State Research and Extension is a partnership between Kansas State University and federal, state, and county governments. K-State Research and Extension is working to address five grand challenges facing Kansas including global food systems, water, health, developing tomorrow's leaders, and community vitality. Scientists and extension specialists at the Southwest Research-Extension Center discover new knowledge and work with their local communities to solve current issues related to the grand challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community .

Job Description:

This position performs numerous agriculture and research oriented tasks with minimal supervision to produce agricultural crops as well as assist with agricultural research at the Southwest Research-Extension Center

Required Minimum Qualifications:

One year of relevant experience. Valid driver's license. Ability to obtain a Private Pesticide applicator's license to permit applying pesticides to crops (within the first 6 months of employment.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment used in agricultural research and production. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining to repair, maintenance, and operation of agriculture equipment, vehicles, and power tools.

Knowledge of safety requirements for work with or around machinery, and the hazards and effects of pesticides. Ability to read and interpret MSDS instructions regarding safe and proper use of agricultural chemicals.

Ability to operate and maintain field, research, and equipment as well as perform acceptable farming procedures and practices associated with field preparation. Ability to drive large and small farm equipment safely and skillfully. Ability to recognize plant diseases and signs of insect infestation. CDL preferred, or the willingness to obtain one.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately. Open until filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$13.70-$20.55

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Oct 04, 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

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