Under the direction of the Manager-Department Farms for the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) this position assists in management of field operations contributing to the agricultural and natural resources teaching, research and outreach mission of the college; provides field operations support for faculty, staff and students in a diverse and evolving environment; assists in supporting the implementation of recommendations to the Waterman strategic and master plans, and adapts services and support as changes are implemented; assists with hiring and supervision of personnel in various operations to establish, maintain and harvest agronomy, specialty and forage crops; operates and repairs farm machinery; applies pesticides and fertilizers; applies research treatments according to project protocols; manages crop rotations and land allocation; assists with grounds and facilities maintenance; assists faculty and staff in scheduling and preparing student field labs; assists with field plot layout, treatment application, data and sample collection; assists with tours, events and extension related programs; assists manager with operations records, purchasing supplies and equipment, marketing and delivery of crops; performs general administrative duties as necessary (tracks and summarizes program activity reports); may occasionally work overtime to support after-hours scheduled programs and perform field operations according to weather, crop and soil conditions; acts on behalf of the manager in his/her absence.
Bachelor’s degree in crop science minor or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in agricultural practices in a research/teaching environment; ability to obtain pesticide applicator license within six months; current driver's license; excellent communication and collaboration skills; proficiency in MS Office software, email, web browsing, social media.
Coursework in Crop Science, Soils, Ag Systems Management, Animal Sciences; Farm machinery operation; knowledge of precision ag equipment applications.
Target Salary: $17.00 - $19.23 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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