Program Associate

University of Arkansas

Stuttgart, AR, US

Duties include some laboratory but mostly field activities in irrigation water management. Includes but not limited to repairing and installing irrigation equipment, planting crops, harvesting crops, spraying crops, retrieving information from data logging equipment, manual data collection, data summarization and statistical analysis for field experiments. The employee must be able to perform physical work such as lifting a minimum weight of 50 pounds and operate ATV. The job also requires driving long distances and walking and working on cooperating producer farms. The individual will be assisting with the implementation of new and innovative irrigation water management practices on cooperator farms. IWM practices include multiple inlet rice irrigation, computerized hole selection, surge irrigation, soil moisture monitoring, tail water recovery, and ET based scheduling. The individual will also be expected to be able to test irrigation pumps, use an ultrasonic meter, down hole well camera, liquid measurement devices and torque cells to measure pumping plant efficiency. The individual also will assist the water management engineer in development of materials for extension programs and research presentations.