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Farm Assistant 1
University of Idaho

  • Mar. 21, 2018
  • Farm Assistant 1
  • Branch Stations-Kimberly
  • University of Idaho
    Kimberly, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Agricultural Extension
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University of Idaho

Farm Assistant 1

Location: Kimberly

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $12.58 per hour or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Prepare, set up, maintain, and operate farm equipment to prepare seed beds, plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest field crops. Maintain farm machinery, buildings and grounds. Irrigate by surface and sprinkler systems. Assist with field days or other events for the public and stakeholders. Contribute to team effort.

Minimum Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of methods used in agricultural crop production.

Experience in operation and maintenance of a variety of diesel and gasoline powered farm equipment, and operation of farm implements for tillage, planting, spraying, cultivation, and harvest.

Experience in the safe use of electrical and hand operated shop tools.

Knowledge of good safety practices.

Flexibility to work odd hours and some weekends.

Valid Idaho Class A Commercial Drivers or ability/willingness to obtain within three months and/or Class D Drivers License.

Private Applicators License, Professional Applicators License, and/or Chemigation or be willing to obtain one within 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate degree in agricultural related field.

Knowledge of irrigation of various agricultural crops by sprinkler and surface methods.

Knowledge of farm chemicals and their use.

Flexibility to work in multiple locations.

Experience in welding, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work.

Computer record-keeping skills.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Must be able to drive a University vehicle and pass a drivers record check.

This position requires the employee to possess or obtain (within 3 months) a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and therefore, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, is subject to the following drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment (post-offer/pre-duty), post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up.

Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items of at least 80 pounds.

Ability to work in adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Number: SP001733P

Posting Date: 03/16/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

This position is located in southern Idaho.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted by April 5, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Please respond to the Supplemental Questions using specific examples where possible. Your responses will be used to determine your qualifications for the position. You should reference work history and/or education listed in your application where appropriate.

The individual hired for this position will be eligible for a full range of benefits. These benefits include access to: medical, dental and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; membership in the PERSI retirement system; and eligibility for vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay.

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.


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