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Offer: Agricultural Specialist III:Iowa State University

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Agricultural Specialist III

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Classification Information

University Title Agricultural Specialist III - 2138
Pay Grade 33
income Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80130P
Working Title Agricultural Specialist III
Advertised Employing Department Horticulture
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date 04/16/18
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06/30/2019
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of tasks and Responsibilities
The Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University is seeking an Agricultural Specialist III who will be responsible for providing advanced scientific and technical support in horticultural fruit crops.
The individual in this position will aid in developing research plans; scheduling and implementing experiments; and data collection and analysis. This position will also be responsible for field work (i.e. planting, harvesting, and cultivation); establishing protocols in collaboration with the manager; authoring or co-authoring scientific publications, reports, and/or grant proposals; and preparing data summaries. In addition, this position will supervise hourly employees.
The prosperous candidate will possess the capability to plan, initiate, and execute research activities in perennial fruit crops in collaboration with their manager. The individual will possess excellent verbal and written communication expertise, as well as excellent interpersonal expertise in order to interact with practiced scientists in the Department of Horticulture and in the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute.
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-broad, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in practice and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have practice working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and practice
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related practice; OR a combination of education and related practice totaling 6 years.
Supplemental Required Education and practice
Preferred Education and practice
   » Education, training, and/or practice in specialty crop production
   » practice managing multi-year research projects
   » practice with field and laboratory equipment operation and maintenance
   » practice working on federally funded projects
   » practice with plant physiology, plant growth and development, and/or plant water relations
Location (if other than Ames) Horticulture Station
Additional Information
Department Contact Name Kim Gaul
Department Contact Phone 515-294-3718
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email E-Mail: or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/27/2018
Pre-Employment Screening
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.
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EO Statement
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, discapability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email E-Mail:

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver's license.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Do you have a valid U.S. driver's license?
   » Yes
   » No
   » * Where did you first lgain about this vacancy?
   » ISU Employment Opportunities Website
   » ISU Employee
   » Website
   » Placement Office
   » Trade Journal
   » Newspaper
   » HERC Website
   » LinkedIN
   » Facebook
   » CareerBuilder
   » Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.
(Open Ended Question)
   » Please describe your practice managing multi-year research projects.
(Open Ended Question)
   » Please describe your practice working on federally funded projects.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
   » Resume/Curriculum Vitae
   » Letter of Application/Cover Letter
   » Reference Contact InformationOptional Documents


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