Local recruitment: Program Technician 

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA 🇺🇸

Type of Position: Research

Workstudy Position:No

Job Type: Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division’s Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uada.edu.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820.

Department: AWRC | Arkansas Water Resources Center

Department’s Website:

Summary of Job Duties:

The individual will be responsible for analyzing water samples using an ICP-OES, ion chromatograph, auto-analyzers using colorimetric methods, and spectrophotometers, as well as analyzing samples for physic-chemical properties such as pH, conductivity, turbidity, etc. The individual will organize data to upload to the lab information management system (LIMS) and help manage data reporting to research and clients of the water lab. The individual will also collect water samples during routine weekly monitoring and during storm events as needed to meet the goals of the monitoring plans, as well as conducting other duties as assigned. The individual may be required to assist undergraduates and graduate students using analytical equipment to analyze water samples for thesis research projects.


Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, natural resources, biological engineering, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of three years of experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The candidate must have the ability to communicate with clients regarding water analyses and scientific data used to evaluate water quality.

Additional Information:

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information: Brian Haggard

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.  The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.  Required checks are identified in the position listing.  A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.  The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity.  As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.  Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity: Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity: Standing

Occasional Physical Activity: Talking, Walking

Benefits Eligible: Yes





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