Lead Technician, Vineyard

Employer
Yavapai College
Location
Prescott, AZ

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Description of Position

HIRING RANGE: $38,413 - $50,126Start date November 1, 2021
This position will facilitate the management of the Estate Vineyards at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. The Vineyard Manager works in conjunction with and reports to the Viticulture & Enology Director. The vineyard manager supports the Viticulture and Enology academic program by leading the vineyard staff and practicum students. The college administration, faculty, and facilities provide support to this position in achieving the goals of the teaching vineyard. The vineyard manager works closely with the Director to ensure the vineyard is compliant with safety and that jobs are completed in high quality, timely matter to produce premium wine grapes. The vineyard manager serves as the instructor for the Viticulture Practicum course (VEN195V.)
  • Assisting Director with scheduling and prioritizing weekly tasks in the vineyard
  • Assisting vineyard crew/students in specific tasks, making sure tasks/jobs are carried out correctly to the standards set by the Director
  • Pruning, suckering, positioning, tucking, tying, hedging, tipping, leafing, fruit thinning, harvesting, etc.
  • Maintaining and installing trellis, irrigation, and plantings
  • Assistance with vineyard amendments
  • Planting and training new and young vines
  • Under vine management, including shoveling
  • Maintenance of broken end posts, trellis systems
  • Ensuring that the crew is always provided with the necessary equipment and working in accordance with safety procedures
  • Ability to teach/train vineyard workers more efficient protocols
  • Following and enforcing organizational policies and safety procedures
  • Maintains vineyards and workplace at a high standard (picking up trash, debris, etc.)
  • Immediately reports to Director and/or Campus Safety of any work-related accidents in the vineyard, broken equipment, or vineyard parts
  • Alert and aware during high-stress weather conditions (rain, heat, frost protection, etc.)
  • Meet and teach the assigned class(es) in accordance with course outlines
  • Develop a course syllabus based on the approved college outline.
  • Promptly submit required rosters, grade reports, evaluations, and academic reports.
  • Follow the same accepted standards of conduct as the full-time faculty as described in applicable administrative procedures which relate to satisfactory service and conduct becoming a faculty member.
  • Other related duties as assigned
Minimum Expectations & Requirements

Credentialing Requirements for Faculty Teaching Coursework in Occupational Terminal Degree Programs
1. Same qualifications are preferred for faculty teaching transferable coursework; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in the discipline to be taught; OR
3. Associate’s degree in the discipline to be taught; OR
4. Five (5) years recent work experience in the field to be taught; OR
5. Specialized certificate in the field to be taught may be considered for terminal degree and certificate programs only.

- Knowledge of basic grounds maintenance and landscaping methods
- Ability to operate a variety of vehicles, equipment, power tools and hand tools (tractor, UTV, etc.)
- Valid Arizona driver’s license (or ability to obtain)
- Familiarity with grounds keeping related chemicals and hazards
- Physical ability as described in Essential Functions
- Basic computer skills: use of Word, Excel, email, etc.
- Ability to adapt to a changing workplace and workload
- Work independently under limited supervision
- Ability to communicate effectively with peers and be willing to work as part of a team
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to follow through with tasks in a timely manner
- Regular attendance is an essential job function as it demonstrates dependability towards the performance of job duties

Preferred Skills & Abilities

- EPA Pesticide Applicator’s card
- Work experience in a community college/higher education environment

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certification/Licensure for specific trade(s) or craft may be required. Valid AZ Driver's License (or ability to obtain).

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat.

The noise level in the work environment is periodically loud when equipment is being used, but is otherwise quiet.

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