POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
WORK LOCATION: Sugar Research Station, LSU AgCenter, St. Gabriel, LA
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Primary responsibility will be to manage the sugarcane research farm in consultation with the Resident Coordinator and research faculty. Coordinate all farming activities and supervise work of assigned research farm support personnel. Monitor conditions and make decisions concerning crop management.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a B.S. in agronomy, weed science, plant pathology, entomology, plant science, or a closely related field. Knowledge and skills in time management, organization, personnel supervision, data management, and computer skills are essential. Knowledge of farming practices and operation of farm equipment is required. Farming experience in sugarcane is desirable. The successful candidate must have acceptable written and oral communication skills
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort, and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 23, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
LSU AgCenter/Southwest Region
Sugar Research Station
5755 LSU Ag Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.