Farm Operations Assistant in Parkersburg, WV

WVU Parkersburg
Farm Jobs in West Virginia

Job Description


Assist in the operations on Riverhawk Farm.

Riverhawk Farm

Position #23-036

Pay Grade

· 02, starting at $11.39. WVU Parkersburg takes experience and related education into consideration when determining salary.

· Non-exempt, full time regular, benefits eligible


· Retirement plan with 6% mandatory every pay (biweekly) that is matched 100%

· Free $10,000 life insurance policy

· Your choice of 7 different Health Insurance plans

· Dental, Vision, Hearing, Term Disability, Long & Short-Term Disability, Legal Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Healthcare FSA, and Dependent Care FSA

· Annual and Sick leave

· Minimum 12 paid holidays per year

· WVU Parkersburg tuition wavier for an employee, employees’ spouse or dependent of a full-time benefits eligible employee who is 24 years of age or younger

To Apply

· Submit an Employment Application packet available at

· WVUP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution

Minimum Qualifications


· High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.


· 1 year of directly related experience.

· Prefer 2 or more years of agriculture related experience in production and management operations.


· Valid motor vehicle license.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

· Ability to organize, reprioritize and practice the management skills when multi-tasking on Riverhawk Farm.

· Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

· Ability to work with diverse students, faculty, employees, and clients/businesses.

· Process management, quality improvement expertise and problem-solving.

· Self-starter, dependable, conscientious, sociable, and attentive to detail.

· Intermediate computer skills with common PC brands, software programs and electronic databases.

· Independent analytical and evaluation judgment, project management and conflict management skills.

· Ability to multi-task and work well with others.






· Assist in day-to-day management operations on Riverhawk Farm

· Ensure safety and PPE standards are met in day-to-day operations

· Manage diseases, insects, and weeds in production of crops

· Observe and examine health of plants

· Help Agriculture Director with various task and needs

· Operate Equipment



· Supervise other farm workers

· Train hired hands safety on equipment usage, operations, and production

· Update Agriculture Director on operation progression

· Analyze production numbers and yields


Innovation and collaboration

· Improve production yields

· Continue building WVUP Agriculture reputation throughout the MOV

· Develop new methods of production

· Collaborate with local farmers to further relationships



· Performs other duties as assigned


02/27/2023 with an application deadline of 03/13/2023.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $11.39 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: One location