Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020
201912190561 Full Time Other $39,923 - $54,873
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.
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
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
Ability to obtain a Qualified Applicator Certificate within 6
months of employment.
Demonstrated experience in operating tractors with attached or
towed equipment and specialized equipment, planters, bed shapers,
Demonstrated experience in communicating with staff and
understanding basic field production objectives when performing
Forklift certified and proven ability to successfully operate a
Experience in preparing small scale production plots and applying
pesticides to same plots.
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
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
* 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
* 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
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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