Student Assistant - Prec. Ag Virk -4/21

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Student Assistant - Prec. Ag Virk -4/21


CAES Crop and Soil Sciences

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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Tifton Area

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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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Student Assistant





Position Summary:

Assist lead scientist in the UGA Precision Agriculture Program. Position consists of helping with precision ag machinery and technology research conducted at different UGA research centers and on grower farms across the state of Georgia. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: assist with coordinating and executing research trials, operating agricultural machinery, troubleshoot equipment and technology issues, data collection and entry, data summary, maintain and service UGA vehicles, etc. Training will be provided for the use of any equipment and/or technology. Occasionally, work outside normal hours (8 am – 5 pm) may be needed depending on the location and type of research project.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

High school diploma is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to operate farm machinery is expected but not required.

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Spend extended periods of time outdoors during inclement conditions, perform minimal manual labor or light manual labor that involves lifting, bending, and squatting during that time. Driving.

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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time