Agriculture Research Technician III (Scottsbluff, NE or central Sandhills, NE) | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: S_220091 Department: Panhandle Rsch & Ext Center-0942 Description of Work: Provide advanced technical support to Range and Forage Management programs in western Nebraska. Duties include conducting field studies according to research protocol and collecting and summarizing project data. Other duties include caring for livestock including feeding, working cattle in a chute, and assisting with sample collection. Operate and maintain machinery.  Much of the work occurring outdoors will involve extreme heat and cold, wind, snow, and rain.  Some nights/weekends may be required, but the standard is a 40 hour week.  The primary location of this position is flexible and could be based in Scottsbluff or the central Sandhills.  Travel throughout the area will be required frequently, especially during the growing season. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.  Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in range science, agronomy, grazing livestock systems, ecology, or related field plus one year of agriculture experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience with rangeland monitoring techniques Range management or ecology field work and research. Knowledge of basic range management and ecology principles. Ability to collect range and forage vegetation samples and data; summarize data; and work safely and comfortably with and around livestock.  Preferred Qualifications: Experience with basic farm equipment operation. Experience building and repairing fences. Knowledge of how to operate and perform routine service on tractors, pickups, and 4-wheelers. Computer experience including word processing, spreadsheet, and Geographical Information Systems ( GIS ) . Data collection, analysis, and report writing skills. Experience must demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail. Knowledge of research experimental design, statistical analysis of data, record-keeping, and budget management. Posted Salary: $19.50/hr minimum Job Type: Full-Time

Lincoln, Nebraska

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