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Assistant Agricultural Research Technician

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Assistant Agricultural Research Technician
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Posting Duration: 10/10/2018 - 10/30/2018
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

Incumbent will assist with conducting research projects and production at the Illinois State University Farm and within the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University.


1. High school diploma or GED

2. Possession of a valid Illinois vehicle operator's license(s).

3. Two (2) years (24 months) of experience and training:
a. General agricultural experience as appropriate performing general animal, livestock or related farming duties.
b. Vocational training specifically related to agriculture such as community college or vocational programs.
? 30 semester hours equals 1 year (12 months)
? Associate Degree (60 semester hours) equals 2 years (24 months)

4. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

5. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Illinois State University- Human Resoures
Contact: Brandy L. O'Grady
Phone Number:
Comments: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail, or mail will not be accepted.

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please closely monitor your email for correspondence regarding your application status.

Other documentation such as college transcripts (may be unofficial) must also be uploaded or brought to the exam in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the civil service exam.

You may print a copy of your application and bring it to the examination with you as a reference. Other documentation such as DD214 paperwork must be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the examination or provided at the time of testing in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Brandy O'Grady
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

**This position will be located at the ISU Farm in Lexington.**

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.