Requisition Number: 03024533 Final Filing Date: 08-23-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: LAB RSCH SUPV 1 Number of Positions: 2 Salary: $54,400.00 - $109,200.00/Annual Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed Appointment, Standard Schedule Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: FOUNDATION PLANT SERVICES - 030345 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: This position performs tasks related to the organization and maintenance of container grown plant material. Incumbent will be responsible for creating and maintaining database information in the custom program ADAPT concerning movement and progress of plants within the department's facilities, will propagate extremely valuable plant materials for clients, and identify cultural practices required for optimal growth of container grown plants according to established goals and requirements. Independently collect valuable proprietary plant material from fields and nursery facilities using inventory and planting lists, treat, store, and accurately label these materials.
Physical Demands: Work in lab, greenhouse and field conditions. Work outdoor during different seasons, to perform repetitious work, and to lift and carry large pots, flats or bags of soil.
Lift and carry large containers or bundles weighing up to 30 pounds.
A valid California driver's license is required to operate a University vehicle to drive to and from the field.
Work Environment: UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Position required to participate in Department injury and illness prevention program.
Work in enclosed areas treated with pesticides after re-entry periods are reached.
Background Check Required: No
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Biology or Plant Science, or equivalent experience/training.
Demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, plant sciences, plant pathology, botany, and principles of plant propagation. In particular, greenhouse management, diagnosis of problems with pot grown plants, pest control, techniques for the collection, storage, and shipping of dormant cuttings, nursery techniques.
Knowledge of tissue culture technology including microbiology and sterile technique.
Knowledge of and experience with plant cultivation in containers, including growth habit, pruning techniques, dormancy requirements, nutritional needs, and irrigation practices.
Knowledge of and experience with propagation techniques for various types of plant materials, including sowing seed, sticking cuttings, chip and 'T' budding, and setting runners.
Knowledge of and ability to identify good quality propagation materials such as cuttings, bud sticks, and seed.
Skill and knowledge to determine appropriate media and/or soil to use in propagating a wide variety of plant species and cultivars.
Experience with plant virus testing using woody indicator procedures. Skill in using knives used for budding and grafting.
Knowledge of plant virus indexing techniques including laboratory tests and woody indexing. Experience performing T-budding, chip budding and cleft grafting techniques.
Demonstrated ability to use computers and database programs with a working knowledge of Windows-based software, including, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to keep accurate inventory lists of transplanted plants, nursery propagations, and indexing work for use in updating the department custom computer database Adapt, and Excel spreadsheets.
Ability to work independently with general supervision, setting work priorities involving concurrent, complex tasks.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the custom database Adapt used by FPS for maintaining disease and distribution records.
Knowledge of department policies and procedures related to sale and distribution of plant material, including the licensing and distribution procedures for UC-patented plant materials.
Skill in providing excellent customer service including determining availability of a customer's plant materials, estimated delivery times, tracking multiple orders from numerous clients, ensuring that distribution is facilitated by timely shipping or pick-up, and communicating insuring both within FPS and with customers about the status of orders.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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