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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center


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  • OPS - Ag Assistant

    Incumbent will participate in general day-to-day caretaking needs of the Center’s grove acreage. At times, incumbent may also participate in specific research related projects on an as needed basis.

    • Mowing groves with tractor and 10' Bushhog
    • Spraying groves with truck mounted or pull behind sprayer
    • Fertilizing groves with tractor and pull behind fertilize spreader and 3 point shot spreader
    • Disk groves and new land with tractor and hydraulic disk
    • Assist in field plot maintenance and layout
    • Preparation of field plots, layout, installing irrigation and planting
    • Harvesting of field plots and yield counts
    • Cultivating of field plots
    • Pruning of field plots
    • Hand fertilizing of field plots
    • Maintenance or irrigation systems and checking of microjets
    • Calibrating of equipment for field research trails
    • Maintenance of Equipment and Vehicles
    • Oil Changes
    • Greasing
    • Filter Changing and cleaning
    • Minor mechanical needs to both equipment and vehicles
    • Must be able to lift 50-lb. bag fertilizer.
    • Must have valid Florida Drivers' License.

    $13.50 per hour

    Must have valid Florida Drivers License.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Grove caretaking experience.

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