Hort. Research & Ed. Cntr Op. Coord. University of Vermont
- Date Posted November 11, 2022
- Location Burlington, VT
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
Horticulture Research & Education Center Operations Coordinator
The UVM Department of Plant and Animal Biological Facilities (UVM Farms) is seeking applicants for a full-time, knowledgeable, experienced, and creative individual to coordinate operations at the Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC) and support activities at Miller Research and Education Center (MREC) in support of our research, extension, and teaching functions. You will lead and supervise farm staff and maintain facilities infrastructure and equipment, including tractors, implements, irrigation systems, and high tunnel facilities. These facilities have a variety of uses that support researchers, educators, and Extension personnel from UVM College of Agriculture and life science and the University of Vermont as a whole. They support the research, outreach, and teaching activities of 15+ faculty and professional staff and their associated undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. These activities are conducted in the areas of ecology, entomology, agroforestry, plant pathology, forages, field crops, soils, sustainable agriculture, orchards, vineyards, vegetables, weed ecology and control, and woody and herbaceous ornamentals. Bachelor’s degree and three years’ farm-related experience required. Minimum educational qualification may be decreased in the case of significant and related work experience. Thorough knowledge of mechanical concepts to operate and oversee maintenance of farm equipment required. Frequent lifting and carrying of 50 lbs. and occasional lifting up to 100 lbs. Government Certified Pesticide Applicator’s license from the state of Vermont or the ability to obtain prior to commencement of growing season required.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $35,568.00 - $64,853.00 Application instructions