Agricultural Assistant II at University of Florida

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Agricultural Assistant II

Job No: 524908

Work Type:

Location: Marion

Categories: RealCat

Department: 60095000 - AG-EQUINE SCIENCES CENTER

Job Description

Classification Title:

Agricultural Assistant II

Job Description:

The Department of Animal Sciences' Equine Sciences Center is seeking an Agriculture Assistant II. This position will be involved in the care of horses and assist with research data collection and other duties as assigned. The employee will perform routine maintenance on facilities and equipment and keep accurate records relating to expenditures, inventories, and maintenance logs.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Perform or assist with care, feeding and management of horses in accordance with University animal care and use guidelines

- Operate equipment used delivering feed, mowing pastures, applying fertilizers and pesticides and producing hay

- Perform maintenance activities for all unit grounds, buildings and fences and the maintenance of farm equipment and farm vehicles

- Assist with research projects including animal care, data collection and records management

- Assist with record keeping on horses, personnel and equipment as needed to meet program needs. Must have basic computer skills to be able to create equipment repair and maintenance records.

- Perform or assist with facility construction and farm improvement

- Supervise student labor as needed

Expected Salary:

$17.00 per hour

This is a full time staff position that comes with a full benefits package . If eligible, employees can also receive tuition assistant through the Employee Education Program.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Horse-handling experience
Able to operate tractor, mowers, chain saw and weed eater
Ability to keep accurate computerized records
Experience with hay field management and hay production

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume.

This position is eligible for veteran's preference. If you are claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:
Yes, must be able to lift 60 lbs.

Applications Close: 28 Mar 2023

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