Agricultural Assistant I
Job no: 515569
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:60754200 - AG-GCREC-HORTICULTURE
Agricultural Assistant IJob Description:
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.
- Valid driver license
Self-motivated, committed, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, having strong work ethics and good leadership skills.
High school diploma or higher.
At least one year of experience in managing, producing and protecting horticultural crops.
Willing and able to work outside daily in all weather conditions (This position is 100% outside).
Experienced in growing, caring, managing, pruning and trellising caneberries.
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.
Willing and able to apply pesticides regularly.
Experienced with pesticide application equipment, its maintenance, repair, calibration, and operation.
Experienced in field and greenhouse crop production, including setting up trellises, training and pruning plants, and mowing weeds.
Experienced in using field and greenhouse equipment, including planters, tractors, pesticide applicators, electronic and mechanical balances, EC and pH probes, and tensiometers.
Highly experienced in laying out and completing experiments with only minimal supervision, collecting all necessary data and observations.
Experienced in installing and fixing irrigation systems.
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:
Advertised: 21 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time