Temporary Student Research Assistant-Sparks

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number G/R08860P

Working Title Temporary Student Research Assistant-Sparks Department CAES-Entomology About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

40 hours per week. Monday – Friday. 8AM – 5PM

Advertised Salary $11.00 per hour Anticipated Start Date 05/16/2021 Posting Date 04/28/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Tifton Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Aid in establishing field trials (Fertilizing, tilling, planting, transplanting, watering, etc.) Aid in maintaining field trials (weed management, watering, etc.) Aid in maintenance of insect colonies and greenhouse/lab plants (plant trays weekly, move trays into and out of colonies as needed, water plants, etc.) Aid in harvesting trials. Pick, count and weigh fruit. Visually rate insect damage. Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Percentage of time 100

Position Details Classification Title Temporary Service/Maintenance

FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

This position will support all aspects of field and laboratory research in vegetable entomology. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Sparks and his technician. The student will aid in establishing and maintaining field plots, sampling of plots for insects and insect damage, harvesting plots, and clean up of fields. Monitoring of microscope for some species. Field work may include transplanting vegetables, hoeing weeds, and other activities associated with production of vegetable crops.

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Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Driving. The worker will be required to work in the field in the environmental conditions of south Georgia (hot and high humidity). Lifting is limited, but the worker should be able to carry a 50 pound bag of fertilizer. Most vegetables grow close to the ground and require frequent bending to harvest or sample insects. Good vision is required as much of the insect sampling is done through direct observation of plants.

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

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