POSITION DESCRIPTION: Conduct and provide supervision for farming operations in support of field research related to sugarcane at the LSU Agricultural Center Sugar Research Station at St. Gabriel, Louisiana. Incumbent will support research conducted by Sugar Research Station faculty and sugarcane research scientists from other AgCenter units. Duties will include responsibility for all aspects of sugarcane farming operations under supervision of the farm manager and direct supervision of classified employees and transient labor. Applicant should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, plant disease management, plant pest management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degrees may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties. Knowledge and experience in working in an agriculture research setting and a working knowledge of farming practices and operation of farm machinery, is highly desirable. Computer skills are also desirable.
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: April 7, 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, 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.