USDA's ARS Seeking Alfalfa Irrigation Specialist for Parlier Location
The Water Management Research Unit in the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center located in Parlier, CA, is seeking a permanent, full-time, Research Civil Engineer/Research Agricultural Engineer/Research Physical Scientist. This position is a full-time, permanent, GS 12-13 level position.
Responsibilities for this position include: 1) characterizing alfalfa crop water use as a function of irrigation methods, soil type and salinity, and cultural practices such as fertilizer application and cutting frequency; 2) determining crop coefficients and water requirements for irrigated crops grown in the Western U.S. in water limited conditions, with a focus on alfalfa for dairy; 3) developing drought water management strategies, including regulated deficit irrigation of crops grown in arid and semi-arid irrigated areas; and 4) developing and validating water management models suitable for design and management of irrigation systems and irrigation scheduling in arid and semi-arid areas.
For a full copy of the job description and instructions on how to apply, click here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 16.
If you know of anyone who may be qualified and interested in applying for this position, please forward this information.
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