Agricultural Assistant I

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

Job Description:

Classification Title:

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Job Description:

Crop Maintenance

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

Maintenance Operation

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

Land Preparation

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

Assist in the harvest of research crops.
Assist in grading the crops after the harvest, and weighing.

Expected Salary:

$15.00-$17.00 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.

Demonstrate commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

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).

Stand and walk for extended or continuous periods of time.

Bend and stretch several times during the course of the day.

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:

Please upload your resume and 3 references.

Applicant must obtain applicator pesticide license within six months of employment.

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.

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

Health Assessment Required:Yes