Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
University of California
Merced County Cooperative Extension

Kearney REC Principal Agricultural Technician – Parlier, CA, Job ID 40450

County Location: Fresno County

Date Posted: August 9, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the general supervision of the Agricultural Supervisor II, this position provides highly skilled assistance to Field Research and Farm Operations Center support staff and research personnel with a focus upon management of pesticide operations; recommends and performs the majority of Center pesticide applications; independently sets up and calibrates simple to and complex spray equipment; records pesticide applications using computer software; maintains the pesticide storage and the associated waste handling facilities according to procedures; independently operates and performs basic maintenance on all of KARE's farm equipment (small to large horsepower tractors, farm machinery employed in permanent and annual plantings, and specialized equipment such as laser levelers, harvesters, hay equipment, motor grader and backhoe); independently performs a wide variety of cultural tasks in a very wide diversity of to KARE tree, vine, row and field crops; and collects and records research data as needed.

Pay Scale: $23.58 to $28.17/hr.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

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