Rutgers University Seasonal Agricultural Worker in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Information

Posting Summary

Plant Biology is seeking farm workers for the Plant Science Research and Extension Farm in Adelphia, NJ. Position reports to Primary Investigator (PI) or supervisor designated Field Researcher. Establishes and maintains turfgrass research areas on farm which may include turfgrass nurseries, seeded field trials, greenhouses; usually under supervision. Duties may include watering, cutting, planting/establishing, or weeding research areas on research farms or in greenhouses. Assists in establishment of breeding trials, plant tissue collection or harvest, and seed harvest/isolation/preparation. May be asked to assist PI or supervising researchers in data collection. Performs additional duties deemed necessary for operation of a successful breeding program as directed. Assists in subsequent data collection during summer and biomass/seed harvest in fall.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Requires at minimum a High School education or equivalent, and a valid NJ drivers license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of plant biology or related discipline or prior related work experience is preferred. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rainy, windy, and/or cold temperatures) is a must. The ability to work in a team environment and/or ability to work independently or with minimal supervision once trained is essential.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rainy, windy, and/or cold temperatures) is a must. Should be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Special Conditions

Multiple hires.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Seasonal Agricultural Worker

Department: SEBS-Plant Biology & Pathology

Position Status: Per Diem

Hours Per Week: 40

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Nonexempt

Position Salary: $12.00 - $15.00/hour

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly

Posting Number: 18TM0123

Posting Open Date: 04/17/2018

Posting Close Date: 04/24/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Off Campus

Location Details: Adelphia, NJ