AGRICULTURAL AST, SR
University of Florida UFL - Alachua, FL

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Requisition number:
0902377

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
AGRICULTURAL AST, SR

Working Title

Position number:
00014332

Advertised Salary:
$9.75 – $12.00 hourly

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Alachua

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
60093000-AG-BEEF RESEARCH UNIT

College/Unit
60093000-AG-BEEF RESEARCH UNIT

POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
THIS POSITION IS RESPONSIBLE IN ASSISTING WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION OF THE BEEF UNITS .

Helps manage the Beef Cattle Herd

30% -Accurately records weights, calving records, etc., and maintains legible records

Feeds cattle using various methods; assures mineral is available at all times.

Maintains the herd, monitors health and condition, reports to supervisor regarding needed changes.

Operates chutes, scales, sprayers, feeding equipment, stock trailers, etc.

Helps carry out and plan needed cattle work including vet care, pasture rotation, assisting in artificial insemination, applying wormer, fly control, calf birthing and care, veterinary procedures, etc.

Land Use Programs 30%

Accurately obtain and label soil samples

Keep fences and other facilities in good condition (making repairs when needed), and maintains headquarters and other areas in an attractive and functional manner appropriate for public visitation.

Proper erection and maintenance of fences, roads, pens, shelters, etc.

Observes forages for weeds and pests and controls with various methods including spraying pesticides as needed (including along fence rows)

Mowing pastures as needed

Fertilizing and dragging pastures when required

Trimming of trees when and where needed

Checking after storms for trees blown down across fences

Land preparations, planting, and harvesting of crops

Hay Production and Harvesting; Farm Equipment

Operation 15%

Assist maintenance mechanic in inspection and repair of all equipment

Notifying maintenance mechanic of needed repairs

Assist with planning and the carrying out hay making activities

Clean equipment when jobs are finished

Keep equipment lubricated and adjusted as required

Accurately keep records on production

Inspect for weeds and pests, especially fall armyworms and spray when needed.

Heavy Truck and Equipment Operation 10%

Responsible for operating heavy trucks and equipment including dump trucks, semis, backhoe, loaders, dozer, forklift, etc.. Includes loading trailers and securing loads.

Provides coverage and supervision of Units 5%

Includes supervision of part time and OPS employees as needed during holiday coverage and/or essential activities. This position is considered essential personnel in emergency situations.

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Beef Cattle experience.

Health Assessment Required:
Yes

Special instructions to applicants:
Posting Date:
02/06/2013

Closing Date:
02/13/2013

Open Until Filled:

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