Posting Number PG191703SP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Technician - Horticultural Science
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience ($37,000 - $41,000)
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (occasional evenings and
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Horticultural Science
About the Department
Since 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural
Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the
citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and
extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied
horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend
knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design
for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the
environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life
for individuals and their communities.
Essential Job Duties
The Research Technician position will support research and extension processes
in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field. A key function of the position will
be to provide primary support to current field-based research and extension
projects in the area of horticulture that involves vegetable cultural
management and postharvest practices. The position will generally involve the
maintenance and optimization of plant growth in field plots, scouting for
pests, data record acquisition, and its organization, preparing data for
statistical analysis, and summary of results.
At present, this position is time-limited for two (2) years, with a
maximum time-limited status of 3 years.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Other Required Qualifications
One year of directly related experience.
College-level course experience.
Six months experience with cucurbits and sweet potato program
Required License or Certification
Valid NC driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of
The position will be required to drive program vehicles to research stations
to work on field trials.
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Job Open Date 11/24/2021
Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this
date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting
applications but may close at any time.) 12/03/2021
Notice to Applicants
Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is
identical to the work history listed on your resume.
In addition to your application please submit a resume and the contact
information for at least three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00108964
Position Type SHRA
Position Classification Band Title Research Technician
Position Classification Band Level Journey
Position Classification Salary Range $31,200 - $66,122
Salary Grade Equivalency GN06
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training &
experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary
would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Time Limited Position Yes
Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable) 2 years with possible
renewal but not past 3 years.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department Id 111501 - Horticultural Science
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regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
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(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a combination of training and experience required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position?
Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
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Contact Information for References