Agriculture Worker III in Maricopa, AZ

University of Arizona
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Job Description

The purpose of the Ag Worker III position for the Maricopa Agricultural Center is to irrigate field crops for all research plots on the station, maintain irrigation delivery infrastructure, and operate farm machinery. A variety of irrigation methods are used including flood, drip and sprinkler. Occasional use of farm machinery to maintain canals and other irrigation equipment, applying pesticides, and other assigned tasks are necessary for the care of research field plots. This position requires a flexible work schedule to include both day and night shifts.

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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Regulates and applies irrigation water to research plots using flood, drip and sprinkler irrigation practices.
  • Perform maintenance tasks to irrigation infrastructure such as canals and pipelines.
  • Conducts pesticide applications including herbicides and other chemicals.
  • Operates farm machinery to maintain research plots.
  • Occasional hand weeding and other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Requires prior experience irrigating field crops.
  • Requires a flexible work schedule to include both day and night shifts.
Preferred Qualifications
Agricultural Exemption
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Work Calendar
Job Category
Agriculture and Extension
Benefits Eligible
Yes – Full Benefits
Rate of Pay
$20.00 DOE
Compensation Type
hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Job Family
Job Function
Agriculture & Extension
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates
Clint Jones 520-705-2410
Open Date
Open Until Filled
Documents Needed to Apply
No Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant
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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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.