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University of Idaho
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Posted: 03/6/2018
Agricultural Assistant

University of Idaho

Agricultural Assistant

Location: Off Campus Location - Aberdeen

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $12.57 per hour or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

This position will perform farming, irrigation, and maintenance duties in support of research related to irrigated potatoes, forage, and grain crops at the Aberdeen R&E Center under the general direction of the Farm Supervisor or other staff as designated by the Superintendent.

Minimum Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of methods used in agricultural crop production.

Knowledge of good safety practices, good laboratory standards and their applications.

Experience in operation and maintenance of a variety of diesel and gasoline powered farm equipment; safe use of electrical and hand operated shop tools.

Possess a Private Applicator’s License with chemical endorsement or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work well with others; effectively supervise temporary and non-skilled workers.

Experience with irrigation systems and general irrigated agricultural.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Ability to keep complete and accurate records; work in adverse environmental conditions.

Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 80 lbs.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Flexibility to work odd hours and weekends.

Posting Number: SP001717P

Posting Date: 03/05/2018

Closing Date: 3/23/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.