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Plant Science Technician

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HOW TO APPLY: Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Plant Science Technician
Role Title Agricultural Specialist I - 59011
Job Open Date 01/12/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $16,472 - $46,778
Agency VA State University Coop Ext & Agri (234)
Agency Website http:www.vsu.edu
Location Chesterfield - 041
Sublocation
Position Number 00826
Job Posting Number 1033303
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 01
Job Description

This position will assist in plant science field and greenhouse research while carrying out the mission of Agricultural Research. The incumbent will assist in field plot preparation, field and greenhouse, planting, management and harvesting and data collection; equipment operation and maintenance and pesticide application, operate tractors, combines and other farm equipment; prepare seeds for planting and threshing crops, label bags and plots, clean threshed seeds; assist in weed and other pest control; clean and maintain farm equipment; assist in the maintenance of the facilities such as greenhouse, storage places, laboratories and other structures; and assist in training and supervising hourly employees and students.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent and/or a combination of training and experience is required; knowledge and skills in operating farm tractors and small plot combines; knowledge and skill in plant care, such as fertilization, pest control and irrigation; experience and/or ability to learn the skills needed to operate various field research equipment such as pesticide sprayers, planters, cultivators, tillers and harvesters is required. Must have ability to follow written and oral instructions. A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

HOW TO APPLY: Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Contact Information

Name Debra Person-Cooper
Phone (804) 524-6846
Fax
Email
Address

Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
Box 9412, 1 Hayden Drive
VA Hall, Room 101
Petersburg, Virginia 23806

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Other Document