Temporary Blueberry Field/Lab Assistant, Griffin at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

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Temporary Blueberry Field/Lab Assistant, Griffin


CAES-Horticulture Rsch Georgia

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a non-benefits eligible position located on the UGA Griffin Campus. Applicant must consent to a background investigation.

Location of Vacancy:

Griffin Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.


Field and greenhouse work includes, but is not limited to, helping to plant, maintain harvest and process field studies.

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Laboratory work, includes, but is not limited to processing samples, dissection, extraction, and others. Data collection and entry.

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Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional (NE)



Position Summary:

This position will work both indoors and outdoors doing primarily field and laboratory work for blueberry research projects. Fieldwork includes, but is not limited to, helping to plant, maintain harvest and process field studies. Work in the field and greenhouse will be done in hot conditions Laboratory work includes, but is not limited to processing samples, dissection, extraction, ad others. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is desired and Excel spreadsheet data entry is also expected. The employee receives specific work instructions at the beginning of each new task and the work is closely supervised until the employee is capable of consistently performing the task.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

A minimum requirement of high school or equivalent combination of education and work experience in horticulture or a related area. A valid Georgia Driver's License; other training will be provided as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Work with or without supervision.

Physical Demands:

Willing to bend and lift at least 50 pounds, use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Able to work in a laboratory for multiple hours a day. Duties also require intermittent out-of-town travel plots during the workday.

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