Agriculture Technician II

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Agriculture Technician II

Position Number: S00754P
Position Type: Staff
Position Category: Fulltime Hourly Staff
Search Type: External
Posted Salary Information: Grade 43 (Click here for EKU Salary Grades)
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Business & Technology
Unit: Meadowbrook Farm
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Contact Person: Charles Powers
Schedule Type: Full Time (40 hrs per week or more)
Additional Schedule Details:
Funding Source: Institutional
Retirement: KTRS

Position Summary:
An Agriculture Technician II performs a variety of tasks to support the Meadowbrook Farm agricultural science program and the multiple enterprises managed by EKU Farms. The position is responsible for more technical or complex tasks such as, but not limited to: agriculture laboratory procedures using a variety of laboratory equipment for field study, stock experiments, preparation of samples for laboratory analysis, maintenance of production experiments records, maintenance and operation of farm equipment, documents crop and weather conditions and recommends timing for planting, cultivation, and harvesting, and is responsible for more complex animal husbandry duties, such as overseeing animal birthing/delivery and handling semen collection/breeding. The Agriculture Technician II may also train other staff members on farm related tasks and is expected to work in various climates both inside and/or outside.

Minimum Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Minimum Experience:
• One years of work experience. Experience in animal and/or crop production preferred.

Minimum Licensure and Certification:
Must possess a valid Kentucky Drivers License.

Qualification Equivalencies:

Desired Qualifications:

Job Functions:
Performs various manual and technical activities in support of the Meadowbrook Farm including but not limited to: livestock breeding (artificial insemination), cropping, feeding, livestock care and handling, milking, operation of automated and computerize
Lead and assist in the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, buildings, fences, and general grounds upkeep.
Assist with field labs associated with departments on or around campus to support the academic affairs for the University and ensure the proper maintenance and storage of experiment records.
Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Posting Number: S00754P
Number of Vacancies: 2
Job Open Date: 04/12/2021
Application Review Date:
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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