This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Biological Sciences Research Technician 2 position for the Greenhouse Operations at Oregon State University (OSU).
The purpose of this Biological Sciences Research Technician 2 (BSRT2) position is to provide support for all work items related to the policy and operation of CAS/AES Greenhouse Operations (GOPS).
The BSRT2 performs work with direct supervision from the Greenhouse Manager. The BSRT2 will assist the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coordinator and the Building Maintenance/HVC coordinator (BMHVC) in coordination of GOPS related services. In the absence of the Manager, the BSRT2 will provide assistance to all users and staff for GOPS related responsibilities.
Greenhouse Operations (GOPS) consists of the East and West Greenhouse facilities located on the main campus at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. East Greenhouse consists of 19 glass greenhouse sections with a total of 25,500 square feet and is the University “teaching” facility. West Greenhouses covers 93,000 square feet with 73 greenhouse sections and 56 lab/work rooms. This facility serves as the CAS/AES research greenhouses for the State of Oregon. Faculty researchers primarily from the Departments of Botany and Plant Pathology, Horticulture, and Crop & Soil Science use the facilities for a wide variety of research such as crop breeding and plant pathology, which allows year-round work on agricultural research projects.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science) and one year of experience related to the area of assignment at the Biological Research Technician 1 level; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to obtain a State of Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator’s License, Category Agriculture Insecticide – Fungicide, within 60 days of hire and maintain license while serving in the position. Requires clearance verifying use of a full face respirator by successful mask fit test and respirator medical evaluation.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing (including using a computer) with all levels of university staff, faculty, students and representatives of other agencies and vendors in relation to greenhouse operations.
Capable of using power tools safely and proficiently. Basic understanding of electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry and electronic building control systems.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision to organize, prioritize and accomplish goals while maintaining good management and safety practices.
Ability to occasionally work and/or be on call for holidays, weekends and after regular workday hours. Need to be able to respond within a reasonable time for emergency requests when on call.
Ability to perform ladder work and work in extreme temperatures, light, humidity, dust, and noise.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Able to work routinely on ladders, staging, cement and gravel floors, fixed roofs, greenhouse roofs and roof gutters. Ability to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs and push or pull wheelbarrows, carts or spray equipment over 100+ yards. Able to work in extreme temperature, light, humidity, dust, and noise. Typical schedule 8am – 5pm M-F with occasional on call evenings and weekends when Greenhouse Manager is on scheduled leave.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.