Agricultural Aide II Biotechnology & Agroforestry

University of the Virgin Islands

United States

May 31, 2022

Description

Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Description

FLSA Status Non Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Agricultural Aide II Biotechnology & Agroforestry

Position Number 121127 Department AES Job Description

Working with the Biotechnology Research Analyst and Research Assistant perform routine crop care by preparing crop field beds, install irrigation, planting, apply fertilizer and pesticides, watering, pulling weeds and applying mulch. In the greenhouse water and fertilize plants, wash pots, start seedling trays, control weeds and pests. Maintain Biotechnology facilities by mowing grass, install and repair irrigation systems, maintain tools and equipment, secure tools and equipment in locked storage areas.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of Agriculture, farming, gardening, landscape maintenance and related areas as well as small engines use and repair, seeding, cultivating plants. Pesticide applicators certification. Valid driver's license. Operate vehicles and farm equipment, pesticide/herbicide application, basic math.

Preferred Qualifications

Abilities to: Drive vehicles, tractor and operate small power equipment, work as part of a team or independently and communicate in English (written and verbal).

Physical Demands

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee will be required to work outdoors in hot weather. This position requires the employee to be able to lift 65 lbs (fertilizer sack) and carry it at least 25 yards. Work environment: The noise level in the work environment will probably be moderate. The work environment is a mix of outdoors and indoors.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S202

Location St. Croix Position Type Full Time Number of Vacancies- part time 1 Posted Salary $30,600 Advertised Job Duties

• Preparing crop beds, transplanting seedlings, apply fertilizer and pesticides, watering, pulling weeds, applying mulch. • Mow grass, install and repair irrigation systems, maintain tools and equipment, secure tools and equipment in locked storage areas. • Harvest plants, collect and record data, monitor inputs over time and work with UVI students.

Open Date 03/30/2022 Close Date 05/31/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

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