Student Employee – Agriculture Program (FALL quarter) in Pasco, WA 99301

Columbia Basin College

Description

On-Campus employment opportunities at Columbia Basin College (CBC) are available. Students who believe the experience can be a valuable part of their education are encouraged to apply, with some positions requiring student work study funding for eligibility. This announcement will be used to develop a pool of applicants for agriculture program student worker positions for the quarter.
Pay Range: $15.74 – $15.74 per hour.

Primary Responsibilities

Assist Agriculture Program staff with the following:

Transplanting plants, sorting and planting seeds; irrigating field and green house plants; harvesting various crops and taking notes on field experiments;
Calibrating, adjusting and operating tillage implements, cultivators, fertilizer application equipment, planters and harvesting equipment;
Greenhouse operations including watering, fertilization, and crossing plants using bumble bees will be a primary responsibility during winter months; and
Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Currently enrolled at Columbia Basin College:

For Non-Work study: enrolled in at least one (1) credit;
For Work Study: enrolled in at least six (6) degree-required credits, or five (5) degree-required credits for Summer;

Must be able to organize agriculture facilities and oversee weed management, as well as input data into computer and work with spreadsheets;
Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s license;
Good communication, computer, and customer service skills; and
Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

PROCESS NOTE:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including a criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in the position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4833.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

The supplemental questions assist supervisors in evaluating certain skills and eligibility for some positions based on financial aid awards. A “no” answer to any question does not necessarily disqualify any applicant. Some positions do not require all skills and/or do not require any type of financial aid and/or work study funding.

If you have questions for the recruiter, please contact Lindsey Carpenter, lcarpenter@columbiabasin.edu