Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $15.30 per hour or higher commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The foreperson performs general farm support duties in regards to research, including operating farm equipment; assisting with all agronomic practices associated with dryland farming and research plot land preparation, maintenance and harvest; and assisting with equipment and facility maintenance and repairs. The foreperson also assists in processing foundation seed including cleaning, treating and packaging seed. The Farm Operations Foreperson is also responsible for maintaining the appearance of the farms and will occasionally assist with livestock operations.
Applicant must have experience employing dry land farming practices.
Must be able to handle and apply pesticides in a proper manner according to all safety guidelines.
Must be able to acquire a pesticide applicators license if not already licensed within 90 days from start date.
Valid Class A Commercial Drivers license or ability/willingness to obtain one within three months. Please see disclosure below.
This position requires the employee to possess or obtain (within 3 months) a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and therefore, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, is subject to the following drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment (post-offer/pre-duty), post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up. *
Minimum of six years agriculture related experience preferred or four years of education in a related field and two years experience in agriculture.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Must be able to safely operate all agriculture equipment relevant to dry land farming such as tractors, mowers, sprayers, combines, tillage equipment, grain drills, manure spreaders, skid-steer loaders, fork lift, trucks, research plot equipment, livestock trailers, ATV s, pickups, and other motorized vehicles.Must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move a minimum of 50 lbs repeatedly; must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.Working conditions will vary with season. Applicant will be exposed to the sun, heat, dust, pollen and high decibels of sound.
Posting Number: SP002072P
Posting Date: 01/24/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applications received by 3/4/19 will receive first consideration.For the Letter of Qualification, please address how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.Candidates will be required to perform simple, hands-on skills tests at the time of interview.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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