Stephen Smith  |  6/30/2017 2:28:34 PM

Extension Associate

(Horticultural Sciences Support)

WORK LOCATION: LSU AgCenter Louisiana House and Horticulture Hill Farm Facility, Baton Rouge, LA, School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The position is responsible for maintenance of the Louisiana House landscape and grounds and management of the Horticultural Hill Farm facility on campus. This individual will be responsible for plant selection, installation, hardscapes, and regular maintenance such as fertilization, pesticide application, pruning, and mowing. This individual will also coordinate and assist in extension and research activities with horticultural crops at these locations.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, or a closely related field. Ability to work with others is essential.

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: July 20, 2017 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with detailed resume, transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. J. Beasley, Assoc. Professor

School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences

104 M. B. Sturgis Hall

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Telephone: 225-578-2222 Fax: 225-578-1403

E-mail: jbeasley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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