Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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Two years of experience above the entry level in research farming.

College credit in agricultural courses may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one semester hour for two months of experience.

This position is located at the LSU AgCenter Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La (East Baton Rouge parish). This position will be filled as a Research Farm Specialist 1 or 2. Title to be determined after selection process. You MUST apply directly to the LSU AgCenter. Go to: for: · Application Procedure · Testing information · Brief Job Description To speak directly to LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management , call 225/578-0324.

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To assist with agricultural research in an experimental farm environment.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from professional researchers or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Research Farm Specialist 1 by requirements for observing, evaluating, and reporting conditions in a research environment.

Differs from Research Farm Supervisor by lack of supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work:
Discusses research projects with professional researches to devise methods and provide technical farming expertise.

Lays out research plots, labels treatments for animals or plants, and collects data.

Handles complex aspects of animal care, such as delivery when complications arise, treatment of unusual health problems, assisting with experimental breeding techniques.

Conducts basic laboratory tests on samples.

Calculates proportions and application rates of chemicals and assists with complex applications of experimental chemicals and treatment.

Calibrates and precisely adjusts complex equipment.

Collects and assembles data from research plots and experimental animals.

Performs comparable farming tasks in other agricultural research areas such as forestry, aquaculture, agricultural engineering, etc.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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