Farm Assistant - Irrigator

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Farm Assistant - Irrigator

Location: Kimberly

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $15.98 per hour or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
This position will schedule, oversee irrigation activities, and irrigate by surface and sprinkler systems. Keep accurate records. Operate farm equipment to prepare seed beds, plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest field crops. Maintain farm machinery, buildings, and grounds. Assist with field days or other events for the public and stakeholders. Contribute to team effort by creating a work environment that emphasizes teamwork and safety.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school degree or GED
• Experience using sprinkler and surface irrigation systems.

• Experience in operation of farm implements for tillage, planting, spraying, cultivation, and harvest.

• Experience in maintenance of irrigation equipment and a variety of diesel and gasoline-powered farm equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Education: Associate degree in agricultural related field.

• Experience: Five years in surface and sprinkler irrigation and irrigation scheduling.

• Experience in: Managing water supply, coordinating, and facilitating irrigation schedules to meet varying crop needs.

• Ability to: Keep complete and accurate records; perform computer record-keeping skills.

• Knowledge of: Farm chemicals and their use.

• Possess: Valid Idaho Class A Commercial Driver’s License or ability/willingness to obtain one within three months.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
• Ability: To carry, lift, and/or otherwise move material of approximately 80 pounds and perform extensive manual labor.

Posting Number: SP002821P

Posting Date: 06/03/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is located in Southern Idaho in Kimberly, Idaho.

First consideration will be given to those who apply by 6/17/21.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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