Agricultural Assistant III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 3, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant III

Job Description:

Plan and design and develop detailed protocols for row crop research trials in consultation with faculty and their research staff

Implement protocol, maintain, and harvest planned studies

Use computer programs such as MS Excel and Word and other project management tools to maintain detailed, systematic records of farm operations to support faculty in their reporting publication responsibilities

Periodic implementation of experiments on farmer sites (off campus locations)

Periodic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting


Obtain Continued Education Units (CEUs) to maintain all essential licenses

Assist faculty and their research staff in Extension related activities on or off campus


Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

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


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agricultural engineering, agronomy or a related discipline; 1 year experience in a research operation; ability to calibrate sprayers; familiar with new agricultural technologies, specifically precision agriculture technologies and related equipment, experience working with diverse and large teams.

At least three years of relevant experience with row crop handling, planting, maintenance, harvesting. Prior experience in a research operation or relevant college coursework could substitute at an equivalent rate for the number of years of experience; demonstrated experience of adapting to new environments and learning quickly; demonstrated experience of working independently and supervising a small (2-3 person) staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes