Soils and Plants Technician

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
Deadline: ;

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Soils and Plants Technician
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department SEBS - RAREC
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Soils and Plants Technician at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC) located near Bridgeton, NJ. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following: 
• Performs duties involving layout and operation of land and experimental equipment pertaining to the research and development of soils and plants. 
• Collects and records experimental data and assists in laboratories as needed.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 14
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 37433.600
Annual Mid Range Salary 44090.390
Annual Maximum Salary 50747.170
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit Farm Workers
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
• Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent, plus one year of field experience in agriculture involving the use of chemicals, plot preparation, harvesting, handling research data and the use and repair of farm equipment and machinery. 
• A combination of related vocational/technical, junior college, or college level courses in agriculture and six months experience can be substituted for the above experience. 
• Requires the ability to initiate and complete assignments: read and understand research level plant science instructions, demonstrated ability to communicate with faculty and staff in writing and orally, physically be able to move from field to field via walking and motorized vehicles, lift heavy farm objects, and tolerate seasonal outdoor farm environment. 
• Must have or be willing to obtain within six months of employment a valid NJ Pesticide Applicator License. 
• Requires a valid driver’s license and two years driving experience. 
• Will be required to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor degree in Agriculture or related field and working knowledge of general horticultural practices, in particular vegetable, small fruit, tree fruit, agronomic crops, pest management and the production practices of commercial growers.
Equipment Utilized
• Various farm equipment including tractors, implements, sprayers, irrigation systems, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
• Will be required to obtain a New Jersey Commercial Pesticide applicators license including CORE, 1A and 10 category certifications. 
• Requires flexible availability and willingness to adjust work schedule to address agricultural research activities including early morning or late afternoon hours. 
• Clean driving record. 
• Physical demands include working outside in cold, hot, humid, wet, rainy, muddy conditions. Must be able to perform multiple, concurrent tasks under deadline pressure.

Posting Number 21ST2007
Posting Open Date 07/22/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members ONLY: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 7/30/2021. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details
Bridgeton, NJ

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