Agricultural Assistant I

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant I

Job Description:

Crop Maintenance
1. Assist in punching holes for tomatoes, strawberries, or any other needs.
2. Assist in staking and tying tomatoes
3. Assist in calibration of spray equipment
4. Responsible for spraying herbicides, and pesticides as requested
5. Assist in planting different crops
6. Obtain and maintain pesticide applicator license

Maintenance Operation
1. Assist in routine repair of the different types of irrigation systems, including filters.
2. Assist in cleaning of equipment and work areas
3. Responsible for cleanliness, orderliness and maintenance of all working areas
4. Assist in preventative maintenance of tractors, state vehicles, and farm equipment.
5. Any unscheduled work related to field.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Land Preparation
1. Assist in land preparation, i.e., disking, harrowing, rototilling
2. Assist in bedding, mulching before planting
3. Assist in removing the plastic mulch, twine, and stakes from the fields at the end of the season

Harvesting
1. Assist in the harvest of research crops
2. Assist in grading the crops after the harvest, and weighing of the fruits

Expected Salary:

$15-17 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:

Valid FL driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Familiarity with the farm equipment: knowledge, and skills to operate adequately, and safely (i.e. farm tractors and attached equipment, farm trucks, and motorized sprayers) is helpful.

Stand and walk for extended or continuous periods of time.

Ability to work with faculty and other members of the Research Center staff.

Has a working knowledge of field plot research procedures.

Able to recognize potential safety problems and correct them and to practice safety personally.

Flexible enough to change work methods if asked.

Ability to anticipate problems, inform supervisor of the situation, and take appropriate and timely action.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please complete application and upload your resume.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This is a time limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required?Yes.