Agricultural/Animal Associate

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC
  • May 17, 2019

Job Description

Clemson University


Location REC/Edisto
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


JOB SUMMARY:

Provides technical support for the Agronomic, Horticultural, Forage, and beef cattle research programs at Edisto REC. Assists in conducting, harvesting and maintaining research and Extension plots. Assists in growing and maintaining agronomic horticulture and forage plots. Maintains research equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB DUTIES:

60% - Essential - Research:
Assists core technicians and other members of the farm crew in establishing field research experiments. Plants, applies fertilizer and pesticides, cultivates and harvests crops to support a variety of research programs at Edisto REC.

20% - Essential - Buildings and Ground Maintenance:
Maintains large right of ways and waterways, and mows pastures. Assists with buildings and grounds maintenance as directed by buildings and grounds manager.

20% - Essential - Equipment:
Operates, maintains and repairs field equipment utilized in research programs. Operates large land preparation equipment such as discs, bedders, planters, and harvesters and also small plot equipment for specialized research.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education - A bachelor's degree in animal husbandry, agriculture or a related field and experience in agricultural research or animal care that is directly related to the area of employment. Work experience in animal care or agricultural research may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

Must be capable of getting a category 10 pesticide license in the first year.

Work Exp 0+ years
RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

- Stand for prolonged period
- Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
- Walk or move about
- Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
- Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
- Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
- Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
- Recognize or inspect visually
- Move, transport, raise or lower

*Weight requirement if applicable (per activity, i.e. raise 10 lbs. move 50 lbs.)
- Extends hands or arms in any direction
- Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
- Perceive, observe, clarity of vision
WORKING CONDITIONS:

- Exposure to heat or cold
- Exposure to dust/fumes
- Wet or humid
- Noise
- Vibration
- Mechanical Hazards
- Chemical hazards
- Electrical hazards
- Burn hazards
WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 04 ($ 26,988.00 - $ 35,000.00)
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

June 3, 2019
JOB LOCATION:

Blackville, SC
CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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