This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, intermittent Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 position that will perform work in Klamath and adjacent counties.
This position is located in Klamath Falls.
This position will primarily to assist with the inspection of potato tubers during the harvest inspections. This position also samples and tags small grain lots in the Klamath Basin. Inspection of other crops, such as mint and cereals, may be included on an intermittent basis.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU 576-056-0000 et seq.
Access to personal vehicle that can traverse remote potato locations.
Ability to locate and work in remote rural fields independently.
Ability to walk long distances over rough ground in windy, hot or cold conditions.
Familiarity and experience in potato production or inspections.
Effective organizational and communication skills.
Work is performed independently and, for the most part, in remote outdoor fields with exposure to sun, wind, low and high temperatures and dust. The typical harvest season is mid-September through early November. At times, full-time work may be required; at others, much less, depending on the harvest schedules of the individual growers. Some intermittent work assisting in the inspection of other crops such as small grains and/or mint, maybe involved during July and August. Work requires walking long distances over rough ground. Work, for the most part, is performed independently within the Klamath area and involves extensive driving to remote field locations.
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