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Who We Are
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
What You Will Do
Under minimal supervision, perform various research-related tasks. Responsibilities include daily maintenance of high quality turf, scouting for disease, daily mowing and rolling of greens and fairways, and applying foot traffic as needed. Assist in programming of athletic field practices. Operate and supervise operation of the equipment used on research plots and athletic field surfaces. Routine operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of other turf management equipment such as triplex mower, verticutter, rollers, topdresser, reel/bedknife grinding equipment, and tractor. Application of pesticides and fertilizers in experimental plots and athletic fields. Use specialized equipment for data collection, including the Pelzmeter, NVDI color meter, soil moisture probe and USGA TruFirm surface hardness gauge. Perform data entry and lab work as needed (during winter months). Work in a cooperative and team atmosphere with other Cornell faculty and staff. Ensure that all protocols and procedures adhere to safety requirements.
This is a full-time, one-year term appointment with possible extension dependent on performance and funding. The initial term is through December 31, 2021.
What We Need
We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:
Associate's degree or equivalent ; more than 1 year, one to two years of previous experience operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repair of research equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be personable, flexible and have excellent field research skills while handling multiple priorities simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people to meet the department and university's goals.
Work independently as well as in a team and prioritize tasks with minimum supervision.
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted NYS driver's license
Must have a valid NYS DEC Pesticide Technician license or the ability to obtain within a one year period.
Must be able to work outdoors under varying climatic conditions (rain, heat, cold).
Available to work 7 days per week during peak research season (June, July, August), starting as early as 6:00 am.
Prior supervisory experience required and must attend Cornell Supervisory Training.
Physically capable of performing the functions associated with this position and demonstrate an awareness of safety issues.
Lift and move heavy objects 50 pounds or more.
Exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
If you possess these experiences and skills this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
Experience with walk-behind greens mowers and reel/bedknife grinding equipment (Neary 555 SRI, Neary 277 or equivalent).
Knowledge of turf irrigation systems and Toro SitePro irrigation software.
Familiarity with conducting field research projects on golf and sports turf.
Desire to pursue further training/education/seminars to improve skills and increase knowledge in the field of turfgrass science
Rewards and Benefits
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
We invite you to follow this link to get more information:https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc.pdf
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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