Temporary Job in WNC with Medicinal Herbs, Broccoli, Hops, Peppers, and Tomatoes

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Job Title:  Extension Assistant
Hourly Pay Rate: $12
Length of Assignment: 7 months
Date Needed: April 4, 2011
Work Days/Hours: M-F, 8-5, with some nights and weekends
Position Number: 11ASO14

Job Description:
This position is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC. That is about 20 miles south of Asheville and 250 miles west of Raleigh. The position will report to Dr. Jeanine Davis; see http://ncherb.org/ for more information on her program. This position will supply general field and office support to a number of projects. Most of the time will be spent in the field working with medicinal herbs, broccoli, hops, peppers, and tomatoes. Tasks will include weeding, pruning, training, harvesting, and grading. Both organic and conventional crops will be included. Some experience working on a commercial farm would be very useful. The ability and desire to work hard outdoors for long periods of time in all kinds of weather is needed. Individual must be detail oriented for reliable data collection. Individual should be comfortable talking with people at field days and grower meetings. Must have experience with Word, Excel, and basic computer photo management. Good photography skills are a plus. Will be expected to drive a state pickup truck. Some use of a personal vehicle will be expected, with reimbursement for mileage. Office duties will include electronic filing of photographs, entering data into Excel spreadsheets, preparing materials for displays and meetings, ordering supplies, and interacting with cooperators via phone and email. Must have a high-school degree (or equivalent) and two years relevant experience. Must have a good driving record. Must be a self-starter, be able to make independent decisions, work as part of a team, and be very efficient.

To apply for this position, you must go through the NCSU Jobs site. Here is a direct link to the NCSU job site: http://tinyurl.com/4bnbkzd.  Once there, look for position #11ASO14.  Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter explaining why you want this position. Because of the large number of applications received for these temporary positions, it is not possible to speak with everyone or even return all emails. Jeanine will send an email out to all applicants after an individual has been hired so you will know the job is filled.  There are new positions opening in her program and others all the time, so follow the NCSU Jobs site closely.  Or subscribe to the NC Alternative Crops and Organics blog for job postings in Jeanine Davis' program.  This job will close on March 4.

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