Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Franklinton, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree in agriculture, agronomy, animal or plant science, agribusiness, vocational agricultural education or closely related fields plus one year of farming experience at the journeyman level. SUBSTITUTIONS: Skilled and varied experience in crop or livestock farming which involved the use of mechanized equipment may be substituted for the required college training on a year for year basis.

This job appointment is located in the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, LA (Washington Parish). You MUST apply directly to the LSU AgCenter. Go to: for:
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To speak directly to LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management , call 225/578-2258.

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To supervise activities on an experimental farming operation and perform managerial and administrative tasks in a research farm environment.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad review from research scientists or administrators.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over lower level research farm personnel.

Location of Work:
State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Research Farm Supervisor by emphasis on managerial tasks and technical complexity of research projects.

Differs from Research Farm Manager 2 by absence of responsibilities for managing a very large farm with diverse research programs and for exercising supervisory responsibility over lower level professional personnel.

Examples of Work:

Supervises activities on an experimental farming operation.

Meets with farm administrators and/or research project leaders to discuss, plan and coordinate on-going or proposed projects in order to define tasks, personnel, equipment and supplies needed, scheduling, and methodology to avoid conflicts and resolve problems; recommends changes or modifications or experiments to save time, money and effort.

Keeps personnel records of time and attendance, approves or disapproves leave, accidents; assigns work, oversees accuracy and completeness of records completed by employees, trains employees, instructs employees in and supervises safety practices; completes accident reports.

Purchases supplies, equipment, tools and repairs; sees that animals and/or plants are cared for on a scheduled basis.

Maintains facilities, designs and directs construction or major repair projects by employees; operates, repairs and maintains equipment, grounds and buildings by completing wiring, carpentry, plumbing or similar repairs.

Performs comparable technical supervisory work in other agricultural research areas such as forestry, aquaculture, agriculture engineering, etc.

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