Job Details

University of Idaho
  • Position Number: 4858410
  • Location: Kimberly, ID
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Extension

University of Idaho

Farm Assistant II

Location: Kimberly

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $19.20 per hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
This position will operate tractors and other field equipment, plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, and harvest in support of research and non-research related crops. Perform routine maintenance on machinery and equipment. Perform backup facilities maintenance at the Kimberly R&E Center. Contribute to team effort by creating a work environment that emphasizes teamwork and safety.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in the operation of farm tractors, implements, and equipment
  • Experience maintaining and repairing farm equipment and vehicles
  • Experience with farm irrigation

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate degree or higher in agricultural related field.
  • Farming background.
  • Experience with farm chemicals and their use.
  • Experience with a variety of crops.
  • Computer record-keeping skills.
  • Knowledge of good safety practices.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 pounds. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004228P

Posting Date: 12/11/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by March 1, 2024 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

IMPORTANT: You must address EACH Required Experience to be considered for this position. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible in your letter of qualification.

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for this position.

This position is located in Southern Idaho.

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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