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Kansas State University
Posted: 01/26/2022
Agricultural Technician I

Agricultural Technician I


Department: 3670010290 Kansas Forest Service

Job no: 512173

Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Horticulture, Forestry

Pay Grade: 04A


About This Role:

Kansas Forest Service operates a conservation seedling distribution program. The CTPP (Conservation Tree Planting Program) procures and/or produces various types of woody plant material including bare-root seedlings, stratified seed and containerized seedlings to be used for conservation plantings throughout the state. Over 40 species of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs are propagated and or/procured on an annual basis. A full-time agricultural technician is needed to support packing/shipping operations during spring and fall seedling distribution seasons, in addition to providing back-up support for greenhouse operations after distribution duties have ended for the season.


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:


• High school education


Preferred Qualifications:


• Three years experience in the propagation and handling of trees and shrubs

• Horticulture-related educational experience

• Experience operating, maintaining and servicing agricultural equipment and shop tools

• Knowledge of the hazards and proper use of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides

• Experience managing work crews


Other Requirements:


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Must be willing to obtain a restricted-use pesticide applicator certificate (class 2 and 3A) within 6 months of employment.


How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:


• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by February 11, 2022.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$13.00 - $18.00/hour


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: Jan 25, 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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