University of Idaho
Farm Operations Foreperson
Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
$14.99 per hour or higher depending on experience
The foreperson performs general farm support duties in regards to research, including operating farm equipment; assisting with all agronomic practices associated with dryland farming and research plot land preparation, maintenance and harvest; and assisting with equipment and facility maintenance and repairs. The forperson also assists in processing foundation seed including cleaning, treating and packaging seed. The Farm Operations Foreperson is also responsible for maintaining the appearance of the farms and will occasionally assist with livestock operations.
Minimum of six years agriculture related experience.
Applicant must be familiar with dry land farming practices.
Must be able to safely operate all agriculture equipment relevant to dry land farming such as tractors, mowers, sprayers, combines, tillage equipment, grain drills, manure spreaders, skid-steer loaders, fork lift, trucks, research plot equipment, livestock trailers, ATV s, pickups, and other motorized vehicles.
Must be able to handle and apply pesticides in a proper manner according to all safety guidelines.
Must be able to acquire a pesticide applicators license if not already licensed within 30 days from start date.
Valid Idaho Class A Commercial Drivers or ability/willingness to obtain within three months and/or Class D Drivers License.
Four years of education in a related field and two years experience in agriculture or six years agricultural experience
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move a minimum of 50 lbs repeatedly; Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
Working conditions will vary with season. Applicant will be submitted to the sun, heat, dust exposure, pollen and high decibels of sound.
This position requires the employee to possess or obtain (within 3 months) a Commercial Drivers License ( CDL) and therefore, under the Department of Transportation ( DOT) requirements, is subject to the following drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment ( post-offer/ pre-duty) , post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow up.
Open Until Filled:
First consideration will be given to those who apply by February 11, 2018. The position will remain open until a qualified applicant pool is identified.
In addition to the online application, individuals should submit a resume as well as a letter of qualification addressing how they meet each Minimum and Preferred Qualification listed in the job description.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.