Agricultural Assistant I

Location
Hillsborough
Posted
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515569
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Hillsborough
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:60754200 - AG-GCREC-HORTICULTURE

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant I

Job Description:

  • Work closely with and timely report to faculty, biological scientists and project managers
  • Coordinate field projects with farm managers and farm crew
  • Supervise and lead OPS personnel, other workers and inmates to independently perform and/or assist projects in the fields
  • Supervise and lead OPS personnel, other workers and inmates to independently perform and/or assist projects in the greenhouse, headhouse, shade houses and growth rooms
  • Independently perform integrated pest management
  • 1) Scouting and reporting of plants and crops for insects, diseases, weeds, nutrient deficiencies, and other issues;

    2) Prescribe pesticides to be used, submit pesticide application requests, applying pesticides as needed;

    3) Maintaining and reporting of pesticide inventory records and spray records in a timely fashion.

  • Operating, maintaining farm equipment and machinery; maintaining vehicles and records if needed.
  • Expected Salary:

    $15-19/hour

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Valid driver license

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Self-motivated, committed, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, having strong work ethics and good leadership skills.

    2. High school diploma or higher.

    3. At least one year of experience in managing, producing and protecting horticultural crops.

    4. Willing and able to work outside daily in all weather conditions (This position is 100% outside).

    5. Experienced in growing, caring, managing, pruning and trellising caneberries.

    6. At least one year of experience in scouting horticultural crops for diseases, insect pests, weeds and nutrient deficiencies and correctly identify common insects, diseases, weeds and nutrient deficiencies.

    7. Willing and able to apply pesticides regularly.

    8. Experienced with pesticide application equipment, its maintenance, repair, calibration, and operation.

    9. Experienced in field and greenhouse crop production, including setting up trellises, training and pruning plants, and mowing weeds.

    10. Experienced in using field and greenhouse equipment, including planters, tractors, pesticide applicators, electronic and mechanical balances, EC and pH probes, and tensiometers.

    11. Highly experienced in laying out and completing experiments with only minimal supervision, collecting all necessary data and observations.

    12. Experienced in installing and fixing irrigation systems.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    OPEN TO CURRENT UF EMPLOYEES ONLY

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

    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.

    Health Assessment Required:

    Yes

    Advertised: 21 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: 31 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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