Agricultural Technician II

Kansas State University
Baltimore, KS
United States
Job Description

Agricultural Technician II

Department: 3670010290 Kansas Forest Service

Job no: 515900

Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

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

Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

Kansas Forest Service is currently hiring four full-time Agricultural Technician II positions to be a part of a Tech Team. The Tech Team will implement forestry-related tasks throughout the State of Kansas and will work under the direct supervision of the Tech Team Lead. Additional assistance and oversight will be provided by KFS field staff (district foresters, district fire management officers, and the forest health coordinator) to collect urban tree inventories, identify and monitor forest health threats, remove invasive species, measure and mark timber stands enrolled in conservation programs, wildland fire management, wildlife habitat improvement, collect viable seed, and assist with KFS grounds and Arboretum maintenance tasks. Training, guidance, and equipment will be provided for each of these tasks. The Tech Team will work a schedule of Monday-Thursday, 7:30am – 6:30pm each week.

This is a great opportunity to explore the many programs and services offered by the Kansas Forest Service and work across the State of Kansas.

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 Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GED or High School Diploma. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager

  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Forestry or a closely related natural resource discipline

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience using and maintaining tools and equipment (chainsaws, drip torches, pole saws, pruners, backpack sprayers, and ladders)

  • Experience following safety protocols and maintaining accurate records of work performed

Other Requirements:

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

  • Valid Driver’s License upon employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by September 29, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.50 - $19.00/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.

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