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Department: 115004 - Mountain Horticultural Crops R
Location: Mills River, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Research Specialist will be responsible for production management of fruit crops to support existing and requested research programs. Crops to be managed are primarily apples with some peaches and cranberries. This position will provide technical knowledge and skills to develop and implement orchard management plans.
This position will direct the work of permanent and temporary employees.
This position will also be responsible for the:
Coordination of labor and equipment resources.
Accountability of vehicles, equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and record retention.
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Microsoft Office systems (word, excel, PowerPoint, e-mail) or similar computer software.
Ability or experience in horticultural crop management.
Demonstrated attention to detail and safe work habits.
Must be willing and able to use a respirator as required.
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Three years experience in tree fruit production or small fruit production and/or applied research.
Required license or certification:
NC Commercial Driver License (or ability to acquire within 180 days of hire).
NC Public Pesticide Operator License (or ability to acquire within 90 days of hire).
Position Number: 00044354
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