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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH TECHNICIAN 1 performs duties requiring specialized technical and manual skills in support of units involved in agriculture, forestry, or food science research. Work performed includes animal, poultry, and fish care; various farming operations; plant care; and routine building, ground, and equipment maintenance.
This is the first level of a three-level series. The Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 is distinguished from the higher-level technician by receiving closer supervision from the Research Project leader and/or higher-level technician. Work assignments are of a more routine nature, such as cleaning stalls and pens; handling and transporting animals; cultivating; planting; irrigating; applying pesticides; and making minor repairs to equipment and are inspected regularly by a supervisor. There is an absence of responsibility for managing or coordinating the technical functions of the project but employees in this class are expected to perform duties which require specialized technical skills in support of the project.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Unit Operations. Typical tasks: performs technical and manual functions In support of units Involved In one or more of the following research project specialties:
2. Building, Ground and Equipment Maintenance.. Typical tasks: repairs, constructs, and maintains facilities, Including buildings, fences, roads, lawns, and landscape; maintains and makes minor repairs to equipment (tractors, mowers, spray equipment, irrigation pumps, and motors).
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have limited contact with others outside the unit. Employees have occasional (varies depending on the season) in-person and telephone contact with the researchers to receive clarification of work assignments, report observations, or make suggestions on technical operations and with equipment suppliers to obtain service parts and supplies.
Employees in this class receive close supervision from a researcher or higher-level technician. Work is periodically reviewed throughout the assignment for conformance to the project goals and standards. State and Federal laws and regulations governing pesticide use and animal research and welfare are used as guidelines by employees in this class. Decontamination procedures governing toxic diet preparation also serve as guidelines.?