Seasonal Agricultural Workers/Fruit IPM

College of South Jersey
August 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$15.00 - $21.00
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Seasonal Agricultural Workers/Fruit IPM

Posting Number 23TM0122 Department SEBS - RCE-Pest Management Overview

The RCE Fruit IPM program is an educational/service program for commercial agriculture in New Jersey. Driven by environmental monitoring and field scouting, and relying on up-to-date research, the program strives to help growers produce high-quality fruit while minimizing inputs such as pesticides and fertilizers, and maximizing honey bee and pollinator health. The program seeks to optimize the use of reduced risk strategies, computerized phenology models of insects and diseases, mating disruption and other biological intensive management practices, and GIS technologies. The program works cooperatively with researchers, demonstrates new technologies, and measures the impact of reduced-risk IPM practices. The work is used to manage over $180 million of crop value, reduce the environmental impact of traditional agricultural systems, and minimize non-point source pollution.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Seasonal Agricultural Worker for the RCE Fruit IPM program. Under the guidance and direction of the Sr. Program Coordinator of the Fruit IPM program at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center off-campus farm, this position performs assistance to the IPM Program with field and laboratory work.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Responsible for regular data collection (1-2 times per week per site), identifying pest presence, identifying beneficial arthropods, completing IPM reports for participating growers, mapping pest presence, entering data into a database, the use of GPS receivers and GIS databases where appropriate, and plant tissue and soil sampling when needed.
  • Field technicians will be working in commercial blueberry fields, vineyards, orchards, and/or with honeybees.
  • Technicians may share duties on field research projects with entomology and plant pathology specialists.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week 40 or Less Daily Work Shift Day Work Arrangement

    This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.

    FLSA Nonexempt Position Salary $15.00 - $21.00 per hour Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent experience'.
  • Certifications/Licenses

  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Competence in MS Excel and web-based Google software is helpful.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Technicians should have coursework in environmental studies, agriculture, biology, chemistry, entomology, plant pathology, and/or GIS databases.
  • Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • During the growing season, technicians spend almost 100% of their time outside in field conditions.
  • Special Conditions

  • Multiple vacancies available.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Open Date 02/24/2023

    Posting Close Date 08/24/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    Various locations in NJ

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Do you have a minimum of a High school/vocational school education or equivalent experience?
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