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

Irrigation & Nutrient Management Staff Research Associate 2 – San Jose, CA, Job ID 44320

County Location: Santa Clara County

Date Posted: October 17, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under supervision, incumbent provides assistance to UCANR academics in the delivery of educational and outreach activities related to nutrient and irrigation management. The position will also have responsibilities for educational trainings of clientele. The incumbent is expected to assist ANR staff and collaborating growers in set up of experiments, laboratory work, data collection and management, and basic data analysis for outreach and research projects. Incumbent maintains and organizes electronic archive of all projects; learns and applies standard operating procedures (SOPs) diligently; assists academic staff with the development of data sets for their research and outreach projects; and learns how to use sensors and equipment, data loggers and related equipment necessary for data collection. They will also assist academic staff with the logistics involved in organizing meetings. Incumbent will be assigned the management responsibility of irrigation and nutrient management projects, which includes ordering supplies and equipment, maintaining Safety Data Sheets (SDS), record keeping, and ensuring proper operation and maintenance of the laboratory equipment. In addition, incumbent will manage data collection by other research support staff, field staff and volunteers.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.

Pay Scale: $27.09 to $35.04/hr

This position is open until filled. The first applicant review date will be 10/31/2022.

The next applicant review date will be 12/05/2022.

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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