Seasonal Agricultural Workers/Vegetable IPM

College of South Jersey
February 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:$100
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Seasonal Agricultural Workers/Vegetable IPM

Posting Number 23TM0065 Department SEBS - RCE-Pest Management Overview

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Vegetable 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 vegetables while minimizing pesticide inputs. The program also develops real-time GIS- based predictive models of pest activity and seeks to maintain populations of beneficial insects, incorporate biological control tactics where practical, utilize reduced-risk pesticides and employ resistance management strategies. The program works cooperatively with researchers in demonstrating new technologies and measuring the impact of reduced-risk pest management practices. Students must want to work in the field and learn new concepts that contribute to the well-being of agriculture in New Jersey. The data taken by technicians are used to manage over $100 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 Field Technician/Agricultural Worker for the Entomology Department.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Technicians are responsible for regular data collection (2 times per week per site), identifying pest and disease presence, identifying beneficial arthropods, completing IPM reports for participating growers, providing weekly summaries of insect catch data for supervisors, and collecting plant tissue samples when needed.
  • 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 - 20.00 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

  • May also require a valid driver's license and two years driving experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Technicians should have coursework in environmental studies, agriculture, biology, chemistry, entomology, plant pathology, and/or GIS databases.
  • Competence in MS Excel and web-based Google software is helpful.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

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

    Posting Open Date 02/08/2023

    Posting Close Date 02/08/2024 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 high school/vocational school education or equivalent experience?
  • Yes
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  • Applicant Documents

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
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