Research Associate Coordinator - Farm Manager - Franklin Parish - R00093863

Work Location: Macon Ridge Research Station, located in Franklin Parish - Winnsboro, LA..

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to perform a variety of duties as a research associate/ Farm Manager at the Macon Ridge Research Station. Duties include oversight of all field activities related to preparing, planting, and harvesting agricultural crops. This position will serve as the direct supervisor for all civil service farm support staff at the Macon Ridge Research Station. This position working with and through the station research coordinator will coordinate daily activities related to allocation of labor and equipment for all field crop related activities as well as other research projects on-station. This position will have responsibilities for facilitating station operations related to row crop production as well as maintenance of station facilities. The position will assist with all research programs on-station as it relates to allocation of labor and equipment. Other duties include pesticide application, record keeping and station grounds and improvement.

Qualification Requirements: Research Associate. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field of agriculture is required. A master’s degree is desired. Also prefer additional training in basic plant sciences such as botany, horticulture, and agronomy. Prior supervisory experience is preferred. Prior experience working with agronomic crops is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current 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.

Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2024, or until a suitable applicant is identified.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225-578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Melissa Cater
Northeast Regional Director
212-B Macon Ridge Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: 318-435-2903 Fax 318-435-2902
LSU AgCenter website

The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone 225-578-2258. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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