Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $15.98 per hour or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: This position will schedule, oversee irrigation activities, and irrigate by surface and sprinkler systems. Keep accurate records. Operate farm equipment to prepare seed beds, plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest field crops. Maintain farm machinery, buildings, and grounds. Assist with field days or other events for the public and stakeholders. Contribute to team effort by creating a work environment that emphasizes teamwork and safety.
Minimum Qualifications: High school degree or GED Experience using sprinkler and surface irrigation systems.
Experience in operation of farm implements for tillage, planting, spraying, cultivation, and harvest.
Experience in maintenance of irrigation equipment and a variety of diesel and gasoline-powered farm equipment.
Preferred Qualifications: Education: Associate degree in agricultural related field.
Experience: Five years in surface and sprinkler irrigation and irrigation scheduling.
Experience in: Managing water supply, coordinating, and facilitating irrigation schedules to meet varying crop needs.
Ability to: Keep complete and accurate records; perform computer record-keeping skills.
Knowledge of: Farm chemicals and their use.
Possess: Valid Idaho Class A Commercial Drivers License or ability/willingness to obtain one within three months.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability: To carry, lift, and/or otherwise move material of approximately 80 pounds and perform extensive manual labor.
Posting Number: SP002821P
Posting Date: 06/03/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is located in Southern Idaho in Kimberly, Idaho.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by 6/17/21.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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