Agricultural Assistant II

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 14, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:Agricultural Assistant II
Job Description:
  • Maintain, coordinate, and participate in NFREC-Quincy center-wide pesticide recordkeeping, perform computer oriented duties for farm office and center records.
  • Implement research projects with each program as necessary, implement and coordinate sampling of farm research blocks for Ph readings and aid in performing laboratory procedures using a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers to research plots and center grounds. Calibrate sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, and hand held boom sprayers. Serve as lead for farm crew in absence of Farm Manager.
  • Perform field and greenhouse work: planting, maintaining, and harvesting research crops.
  • Operate a variety of farm equipment for land preparation, planting, spraying, and harvesting of research plots and center grounds.
  • Other duties as required by immediate supervisor or Center Director.
  • This position requires the ability to work in hot, humid environments in the summer and cold environments in the winter months.
  • This position has a regular schedule of 8:00 - 5:00 Eastern Time. Hours may vary rarely based on center events.
Expected Salary:

$15 per hour

Minimum Requirements:
  • 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.
  • Must acquire Agricultural Row Crop Pesticide License with Demonstration and Research endorsement within 90 days of employment.
  • Valid Florida Driver License
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in operation of computers (familiarity with Windows OS Microsoft Office) and computer related tasks.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others in a team situation.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks as assigned.
  • The ability to work independently is a must.
  • Ability to perform basic agricultural skills.
  • Ability to operate and perform basic maintenance and repairs on farm machinery.
  • Ability to record data accurately.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
  • 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.

Health Assessment Required:Yes