Ag Technician - Levy County
Job no: 515516
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:60352038 - AG-LEVY
Agricultural Assistant I - Ag Technician, Levy CountyJob Description:
Assist Agents with demonstration plots and field trials (including data entry)
Set up meetings/educational events
Demo Sites: Landscape, Vegetable gardens, Agronomic demos
Collect and processes samples from farms
Applies pesticides and herbicides
Assists with certain youth programming efforts
Operates a tractor and bush hog to mow lawns
Assists Master Gardener Coordinator to:
* Maintains demonstration gardens
* Mulches trees, beds, and gardens
* Prune trees and shrubs
Blows leaves from walks and parking area
Remove invasive plants.
Lights (Change light bulbs)
Pick up trash and empty trash cans around the building
Cleans outside front entry way and perimeter of building (pressure wash)
Maintain and repairs mechanical equipment
Maintain chemical usage and equipment maintenance records
Performs other duties as assigned by Ag/Row Crop Agent, CED or Office Manager.Expected Salary:
$15/hour, with the potential to earn more, commensurate with level of experience.Minimum Requirements:
Valid Florida driver licensePreferred Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Knowledge of agricultural principles will be beneficial
Knowledge of ground maintenance principles
Knowledge of maintenance equipment operation
Skills in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
Good problem-solving skills
Skills in oral and written communication.
Basic computer skills
Knowledge of county and UF/IFAS office policies and procedures.
Knowledge of modern office practice and procedures.
Knowledge of Farm Equipment (tractors, sprayers implement).
Experience with irrigation equipment operation and repair (pivot, drip, micro-jet).
Experience with pesticide application and record keeping.
Skills in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
Skills in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
Skills in oral and written communication on a high professional level.
Skills in displaying professional demeanor.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Pesticide Application license within 3 months of date of hire.
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
This is a time-limited position.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty & staff. We welcome nominations and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.Health Assessment Required:
Advertised: 21 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time