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Agricultural Technician

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN

JOB NUMBER
FULL/PART TIME
SCHEDULE
SALARY

201912190561 Full Time Other $39,923 - $54,873

POSITION INFORMATION

Under general supervision, provide skills necessary to support the UC Riverside R'Garden and Community Garden Projects in the department of Agricultural Operations, specifically in cultural practices in row crops, aid in land preparation, open field management, and equipment set up and adjust. Assist in pest control and tree care areas such as mechanized tree skirting, etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Three years of agricultural experience with a demonstrated ability to operate light to medium and/or non- complex agricultural equipment; including mowers, sprayers, and trenchers; and the experience and knowledge to successfully perform the duties assigned to the position.

Ability to read, write and speak English; perform basic arithmetic calculations.

Under supervision prepares and applies various chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Knowledge of pesticide application and safety procedures.

Demonstrated experience and ability to operate and conduct routine maintenance on pesticide application equipment. Knowledge in safety operations and regulations.

Maintain operational records such as records for cultural care operations and materials applied to plots.

Experience/ability to work in an outside environment during inclement weather and temperature extremes (above 100 F); moving of materials up to 40 pounds daily.

Ability to pass a respirator fit test and ability to wear and use air purifying respirator during chemical applications when required by law.

Ability to obtain a Qualified Applicator Certificate within 6 months of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated experience in operating tractors with attached or towed equipment and specialized equipment, planters, bed shapers, and cultivators.

Demonstrated experience in communicating with staff and understanding basic field production objectives when performing plot work.

Forklift certified and proven ability to successfully operate a forklift.

Experience in preparing small scale production plots and applying pesticides to same plots.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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