Farm Attendant, Senior (Maricopa, AZ)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Farm Attendant, Senior (Maricopa, AZ)
Department Maricopa Agricultural Ctr-Res (2430)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

The Farm Attendant, Senior will perform farm activities such as operates farm equipment, applies chemicals to fields and assist with planting and harvesting. This position requires working outdoors in all weather conditions and may be required to work night shift and weekends if needed.

The selected candidate must possess a valid driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record, upon the first day of employment.

As one of the major centers of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, the Maricopa Agricultural Center strives to be at the forefront of disciplinary field investigations, to develop, deliver and service the best appropriate integrated agricultural technologies for all problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers, and to provide assistance to all scientists conducting their research and educational outreach programs. The Center not only provides facilities and support for extension outreach programs, but also provides support and facilities for teaching University classes and Ag-Literacy to all age groups.

The Maricopa Agricultural Center’s main focus is on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and new specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils, pharmaceuticals, etc. The research projects are related to irrigation and crop water requirements, soils and crop fertility, insects and IPM management, cotton production and breeding, new crops and their uses, weed control, cultural management practices, plant diseases, and urban entomology.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Operates a wide variety of farm equipment including tractors, cotton pickers, combines, etc.
• Assists in planting, fertilizing, cultivating, and harvesting of field crops.
• Uses GPS equipped tractors and other harvest equipment.
• Applies fertilizer, herbicide and other chemicals to fields.
• Performs minor repairs and maintenance operations of farm equipment.
• Hand weeding and other miscellaneous labor as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Two years of farm work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Must have ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50 - $14.11 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24496
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 02/05/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Suzanne Ernstein 520-374-6200

Open Date 01/25/2018
Review Start Date 01/30/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years of farm work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy?
    • Yes
    • No

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