Agricultural Assistant II

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 4, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant II

Job Description:

Assist with invasive aquatic plant management research and maintain research facilities at Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). These efforts will require the individual to perform the following functions:

Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of laboratory, greenhouse, mesocosm, and field research including but not limited to soil preparation, fertilization, plant propagation, pesticide application, and data collection.

Maintain (repair, calibration, servicing, etc.) field and laboratory research equipment as necessary including but not limited to vehicles, boats, trailers, growth chambers, and various scientific instrumentation.

Record keeping, collections and organization of data.

Procurement and inventory of supplies and bid preparations for equipment purchasing.

Assistance with UF CAIP educational activities

Strong time management skills are needed, as this position will require the applicant to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects and potentially oversee the undergraduate workers. The ability to work independently without direct supervision is crucial.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $16.19 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of relevant experience. Appropriate coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in aquatic plant production in controlled environments, such as greenhouses and mesocosms, is strongly desired. This would include familiarity with irrigation, plant fertility, and pest management.

Experience with repair and maintenance of research facilities, small engines, and boats is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information.

The position will require a 5 day per week work schedule; however, times of high research volume (spring, summer, fall) can require seasonal extended hours. This position will require occasional travel.

This position will require the applicant to maintain and/or obtain a license (within the first six months of employment) as an aquatic restricted use pesticide applicator.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No