West Texas Native Seeds Technician
Posting DetailsPosting Details Job Title West Texas Native Seeds Technician Location Alpine Department Borderlands Research Institute Job No. Posting Date 03/13/2019 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $10 an hour -20 hours a week Required
High school degree or equivalent and two years of college.
Previous full-time work experience at entry-level or higher. Basic familiarity with native
plants of the Trans-Pecos region of the Chihuahuan Desert.
B.S. in natural resources, or related field.
Native plant taxonomy experience, research data collection experience, and agriculture
equipment operation experience.
Work in support of farming operations, including, but not limited to: tractor operations and
maintenance, irrigation operations and maintenance, weed control, data collection at research plots and
other related work, work-related travel (overnight to week-long trips), primarily during the growing
season (April to October), greenhouse operations, and other tasks as assigned.
Ability to work independently and in group settings, ability to just to a widely varying and
sometimes conflicting schedule, ability to prioritize tasks, ability to quickly learn procedures and
protocols, ability to communicate clearly orally and via electronic means such as cellular phone and
email, ability to commit to a dependable work schedule, ability to make decisions and solve minor
problems, and ability to multi-task.
Usual: 20 hours per week. Schedule may vary as needed to satisfy workload requirements and
compensate for weather conditions during the growing season. Position is
Work is primarily outdoors from April to October at dedicated farm sites, roadside rights of way sites,
work-related travel destinations across Trans-Pecos, western South Texas, Edwards Plateau, Permian
Basin and Panhandle regions of Texas, on private ranches and public lands.
From November to March, work is primarily indoors in an office environment.
For more information contact Julie Rumbelow at 432-837-8225 or [email protected]
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- Cover Letter
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you have some knowledge of, or experience in, operating farm tractors?
- Are you able to use and effectively communicate potential scheduling conflicts via cellular phone (calls and texts), e-mail, and the use of Google Calendar?
- Are you willing to work 20 hours each week during the fall employment period?
- Do you have some knowledge of native grasses and native wildflowers, their identifying characteristics, and show a willingness to learn more species?
- Some knowledge, willing to learn
- Have you thoroughly read and understood this job description and the expectations therein?