TITLE: Farm Technician
DEPARTMENT: Cooperative Extension Program
REPORTS TO: Farm Manager
EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part Time (Approximately 20 hours per week)
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Farm Technician will report to the KSU Farm Manager and will serve as a support person for the Animal Science Program, the Horticulture Program, the Organic Research Program, the Entomology/Biological Conservation Program, the Environmental Science Program, and the Soil Science Program in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences at Kentucky State University (KSU).
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
This position will assist in conducting farm activities such as planting, irrigating, harvesting and assisting in the care of animals. Duties also include planting, harvesting, taking data, fertilizing, mowing, grounds keeping and pesticide spraying.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide support at the KSU farm for the Animal Science Program, the Horticulture Program, the Organic Research Program, the Entomology/Biological Conservation Program, the Environmental Science Program, and the Soil Science Program in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment at Kentucky State University (KSU).
Assists in the management of operations at the KSU Research and Demonstration Farm.
Assists in conducting farm activities such as planting, irrigating, harvesting and mixing experimental feed according to formulas.
Assist with grounds keeping such as mowing and weed eating weekly
Other related duties as required.
High School Diploma.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Agricultural crops and Animal Science.
Effective oral and writing skills.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team effort is required.
Initiative, resourcefulness, punctuality, and ability to work independently are essential.
Field research involves extended physical exertion.
Exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply
Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa
KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform. The College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences strives for inclusive excellence and is interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to this effort through their research, teaching, and/or Extension programs.