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Agricultural Specialist II

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Extension and Outreach

Job Description

The position provides support to the field crop entomology research program at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting research technicians in planting, maintaining, spraying, and harvesting research plots; assisting with data collection for laboratory and field research trials. This is an offcampus position located at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, VA.

Required Qualifications

Ability to work in agricultural settings during all growing season months and do moderately strenuous labor associated with establishing, maintaining, sampling, and harvesting field research experiments; Experience in wheat, corn, peanut, cotton, and soybean production systems; Experience working independently as well as in a team environment; Licensed to operate a motor vehicle; Must adhere to strong safety practices.

Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma or the equivalent. Experience in small plot agricultural research; Private pesticide applicators license or exhibit the ability to obtain a private pesticide license in Virginia; Experience with field crop insects and an understanding of basic principles of insecticides, pest management, experimental design, and data recording.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Christy Chavisat christyc21@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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