Research Technician III - Turfgrass Research Plot Manager
Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR03
Faculty in the Turfgrass Science & Management program are seeking a passionate individual to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintenance of turfgrass research plots at the East TN AgResearch & Education Center - Plant Sciences Unit (ETREC). Primary duties will include mowing of 12 acres of warm- and cool-season turfgrass research plots, managing irrigation on plot areas, application of crop protectants to control weed, disease, and insect pests on research plots, as well as administration of maintenance practices including (but not limited to) fertilization, topdressing, and cultivation. Additionally, the successful candidate will assist with construction/renovation projects reliant on turfgrass sod and/or sprigs. There is an expectation that this individual will interface with all turfgrass faculty programs to deliver surfaces of optimal quality that further research efforts at the facility. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to manage undergraduate student labor to achieve their goals in plot maintenance.
Internal Number: 211208
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