UGArden Assistant Farm Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02969P Working Title UGArden Assistant Farm Manager Department CAES Horticulture About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm during the academic school year.
Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm with occasional weekend work during the summer.

Advertised Salary $27,000 Posting Date 04/17/2019 Open until filled No Closing Date 04/25/2019 Proposed Starting Date 05/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Agriculture/Forestry Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications

BS Degree in Horticulture, agriculture or related field of study; farm or outdoor work experience; intermediate knowledge of crop production practices; experience supervising volunteers, students or workers.

Position Summary

This will be a two year position and will assist the UGArden Farm Manager with managing an organic student farm; assist with supervising student interns and volunteers in carrying out daily farm work; operate and maintain typical farm equipment; and support educational and outreach efforts of the farm.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

- Farm or outdoor work experience.
- Intermediate knowledge of crop production practices.
- Experience supervising volunteers, students, or workers.

Physical Demands

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions; frequently required to operate farm equipment and use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Train and supervise students working on projects.

Percentage of time 35 Duties/Responsibilities


Assist in planting, maintaining and harvesting organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Operate and maintain farm equipment.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Recruit, train and supervise volunteers working at the farm.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Assist in conducting educational tours and outreach events.

Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 4/27/2019
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