Local recruitment: Project/Program Specialist

University of Arkansas

Stuttgart, AR, USA 🇺🇸

Type of Position: Professional Staff – Project/Program Administration

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. 

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RIRE | Irrigation

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Summary of Job Duties:

PROJECT/PROGRAM SPECIALIST, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Little Rock, AR. UA System Division of Agriculture is seeking to hire an individual for the position of Project/Program Specialist. Job duties for this position include the following: (1) develop mobile and internet software applications in support of the Irrigation Water Management Program; (2) write and/or follow irrigation program specification using structured code to develop application software programs for irrigation water management; (3) document, develop, maintain, and deploy mobile applications in repositories in both node-JS, Swift and Java; (4) work with Irrigation Engineer and team members to coordinate apps and smartphone projects with embedded systems; (5) rudimentary understanding of hydraulics and irrigation systems (6) maintain and train team members on code development; (7) assist in planning, preparation and conducting seminars on mobile apps; (8) prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status and (9) experience deploying IoT devices on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and mobile app databases on Heroku.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or other related field of study is required.  In addition, applicants must have 24 months of relevant work experience with irrigation concepts and code development and architecture to be considered for this position. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:Commensurate with experience, but in no case less than the prevailing wage rate determined by the DOL

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information: Dr. Chris Henry, Professor

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: N/A

Occasional Physical Activity: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes





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