Job: Agricultural Research Technicians (USDA, permanent)

Agricultural Science Research Technician (three openings)

USDA Agricultural Research Service, Sidney Montana.

Opens: 9/30/2019.  Closes:  10/14/2019

Salary GS-5, GS-7  ($33,949 to $54,670 per year)

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time


• Positions are located within the USDA, ARS, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab, Agricultural Systems Research Unit, in Sidney, MT (

• The objective of the Agricultural Systems Research Unit is to develop and evaluate ecologically sound cropping systems.  Dryland crops include spring wheat, durum, pulses and oilseeds, and irrigated crops include sugar beet, spring wheat, corn and soybean. Cultural practices evaluated in field studies include crop rotations, cover cropping options, tillage systems and irrigation practices.

• Positions are in a GS-5/6/7 career ladder, but is only being advertised at the GS-5 and GS-7 levels.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Collecting, preparing, evaluating and verifying crop and soil samples and supporting records

• Preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory or field

• Collecting various samples or data to assist in evaluating complex biological interactions

• Assisting with the planning, experimental design and execution related to the development and improvement of agronomic systems

• Recording and tabulating data using personal computers and software packages

• Maintaining, calibrating or modifying specialized farming equipment (experience operating farm equipment is desired but not required)

Must be a US Citizen or US National

For more details and to apply, go to

Announcement number: ARS-S19Y-10594673-CNB

Control number: 547188800

Questions? Please contact Dr. Bart Stevens (