Job no: 237558-TE
Work type: Onsite, Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Other, Plant Sciences

Position Summary:

This position functions as general laborer for maintenance of the grounds at the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Education Facility. The major portion of the work responsibilities would be the maintenance of the research plots (155 plots).

Under general supervision of the station's Superintendent, the applicant is responsible for employing critical thinking skills, proficient communication, and sound time management when carrying out the following:
1) Assisting faculty, staff, and students in turfgrass research and educational activities;
2) Mowing all bentgrass plots, weed control, fertilizer applications, watering and topdressing
3) Assist in all other areas of building and grounds maintenance

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Agricultural experience preferred
-Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with the public, staff, and faculty, both verbally and written.
-Operating knowledge of tools, power equipment, and medium size (75 hp) tractors.
-Provide solid communication skills
-Knowledge of computer devices and related applications.
-Knowledge of workplace hazards and safety, including Worker Protection Standards.
-Obtain authorization to drive UW vehicles including utility, tractors, and pickup trucks.

Additional Information:

-Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
-A criminal background check will be required

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.



Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 3 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $13.86 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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To apply, you will be asked to submit a resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. You will be asked to provide three references within the application process.


Justin Cave
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Applications Open: Jul 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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