Agricultural Assistant III

Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515762
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Suwannee
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:60777000 - AG-LIVE OAK UNIT

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant III

Job Description:

- The primary responsibilities will include coordinating and implementing large on-farm fertilizer application demonstrations. Tasks will include hauling a highboy sprayer to trial locations, scheduling fertilizer applications with producers, coordinating between multiple producers to make sure each is getting what they agreed to.

- The incumbent will be responsible for keeping accurate records including; dates, times, locations, crop production information and application amounts. Responsibilities will include data entry using Excel spreadsheets and assist Principle Investigator in organizing and executing field days for project.

- Performs tasks as assigned to carry out field demonstrations including preparation, planning, equipment maintenance and collecting harvest data. Incumbent must be able to perform safe and efficient operations of farm machinery and equipment.

Expected Salary:

$20.11 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Valid Florida Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to accurately collect many forms of crop production data.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel.

Experience with farm equipment and repair.

The ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.

Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, biology or closely related life science field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume and a list of references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) February 26, 2021.

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: 12 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 26 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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