Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Apply Now for a Summer Position in My Program!

 Skinning locust poles for building a research hop yard
 Planting the broccoli breeding line evaluation study
Doing the "hoeing treatment" in the organic weed control study

****UPDATE-We are no longer accepting applications for this position*****
We are looking to hire an individual to join our team for this growing season.  Here are the details: 

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.  This position is a temporary growing season position that will run from approximately April through October.
Work Schedule – Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Minimum Experience/Education - Must have a high-school degree (or equivalent) and two years relevant experience.  Must have experience with Word, Excel, and basic computer photo management.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education: Some experience working on a commercial farm, assisting with field research, and knowledge of medicinal and native plants 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.  Good photography skills are a plus. Individual will be expected to drive a full-size state pickup truck with manual transmission.   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 good driving record. Must be a self-starter, be able to make independent decisions, work as part of a team, and be very efficient.

$10-$12.50/hr based on experience
To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ and apply for position number 11AS062.

AA/EEO. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Effective April 1, 2007 final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies will also require credit or motor vehicle checks. 


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