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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service RESEARCH FARM MANAGER 2 in St. Gabriel, Louisiana


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$4,470.00 - $8,044.00 Monthly


St. Gabriel, LA

Job Type


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LSU Agricultural Center

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/28/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Research Farm Manager 2

  • Pay Scale: WS216

  • Position Number: R00093477

  • Location: Sugar Research Station, St. Gabriel, LA

  • Minimum Requirements: Four years of experience in research farming or in general farm management. For more information and Substitutions contactwww.civilservice.louisiana.govor the AgCenter HRM office.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience section of the application. Please list all work experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official application.

  • Position is not eligible for remote employment.

  • No testing required.

  • Apply online at

  • Application Deadline: 5/28/2023 or until suitable candidate is identified.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Minimum Qualifications


Four years of experience in research farming or in general farm management.


College training which includes six semester hours per year in agricultural courses, agronomy, animal or plant science, agribusiness, or vocational agricultural education will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Experience in crop or livestock farming will substitute for the required experience on the basis of eighteen months for one year of experience.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To supervise activities on an experimental farming operation and perform managerial and administrative tasks in a large, diverse research farm environment.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad direction from a research administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

Line over lower level research farm personnel and lower level professional personnel.

Location of Work:

State Universities; Agricultural Research Facilities.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Research Farm Manager 1 by the presence of responsibilities for managing a very large farm with diverse research programs and for exercising supervisory responsibility over a large number of lower level farm specialist personnel and lower level professional personnel.

Examples of Work

Supervises and manages activities on a large and diverse experimental farming operation.

Meets with farm administrators and/or research projects leaders to discuss, plan, and coordinate diverse on-going or proposed projects in order to define tasks, personnel, equipment, and supplies needed, scheduling, and methodology to avoid conflicts and resolve problems; recommends changes or modification of experiments to save time, money and effort.

Keeps personnel records of time and attendance, approves or disapproves leave, accidents; assigns work, oversees accuracy and completeness of records completed by employees, trains employees, instructs employees in and supervises safety practices; completes accident reports.

Purchases supplies, equipment, tools, and repairs; sees that animals and/or plants are cared for on a scheduled basis.

Maintains facilities, designs, and directs construction or major repair projects by employees; operates, repairs, and maintains equipment, grounds, and buildings by supervising wiring, carpentry, plumbing, or similar repairs.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462


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