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Agricultural Technical Paraprofessional - Durham Horticulture Farm

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, US
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Information

Classification Title Agriculture/Forestry Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional FLSA Non-Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

This new role will have responsibility of operational management of field production of ornamental nursery crops along with supporting greenhouse operations. The position will work to support an ornamental plant breeding program located at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, GA. The tentative start date for this position is 3/15/2020 and continuation of the position is contingent upon future funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Diverse landscape management skills; ability to troubleshoot and maintain small equipment, mowers and tractors; valid driver's license.

Physical Demands

Work outdoors under variable weather conditions; lift up to 50 pounds. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.



Management of field research plots; maintenance of ornamental research plots including mowing, pre and post emergent weed control, application of mulch, planting, plant removal and pruning; maintenance of field equipment (mowers, carts, sprayers, weed eaters, etc…); irrigation installation and maintenance; soil samples.

Percentage of time 75 Duties/Responsibilities

Maintenance or assistance with container and greenhouse facilities; keep buildings and tools clean and organized; assist with greenhouse and container pad operation, maintenance and cleanup, potting and weeding container-grown plant material.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Assisting directly with research planning, implementation, and data collection.

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time 5

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter
* Unofficial Transcripts
* Unofficial Letters of Recommendation

Optional Documents

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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