Senior Nursery Technician (9561C) 26839
Senior Nursery Technician (9561C) 26839About BerkeleyThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.Application Review DateThe First Review Date for this job is: May 27, 2019Departmental OverviewThe College of Natural Resources serves society by generating and disseminating knowledge in the biological, physical, and social sciences in order to provide the tools both to protect the Earth's natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.Responsibilities Water Plants – including weekends and holidays, drip installation and monitoringGreenhouse Maintenance – growth chambers, equipment, nutrient pumps, autoclave operationGreenhouse Management – recharge, chemical inventory and safety self-inspectionPlant propagation and care – per researcher request as rechargeInsect and disease control – weekly scouting, submit pesticide use reports to CA DPR, pesticide applicationGreenhouse safety – training on IIPP, BEP, pesticide use, equipment useSeasonal field work – field prep and cleanup, t-tape and mulch setup, summer watering, weed removal, tractor operationPurchasing – including sourcing, researching, and compliance with University purchasing procedures (BluCard holder).Required QualificationsAble to perform physical labor under often strenuous conditions, including extreme heatAbility to independently life and carry up to 40 poundsAbility to work weekend and holiday rotations when scheduledAbility to work well independently with minimal supervision and work in a teamAbility to prioritize assignments under pressureDemonstrated experience in routine greenhouse proceduresDemonstrated experience with mist and irrigation set-upsEffective communication and organizational skillsSix years of greenhouse, nursery, or horticulture experience or technical gardening school education and 3 years' experience in nursery techniquesEducation/Training:High school diploma or equivalent; ability to read, write, and perform basic math calculationsPreferred QualificationsExperience with transgenic plants and pesticide safety regulationsExperience with pesticides and/or willingness to apply pesticides if necessary, while following all safety rules and regulationsSalary & BenefitsThe position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.htmlHow to ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.Driving RequiredA valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.Other InformationThis position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/sx/index.htmlPhysical ExamEmployment is contingent upon passing a physical exam for respirator use.Conviction History BackgroundThis is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of California 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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdfFor the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmActTo apply, visit https://jobsprod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/jobsprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26839&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-13ef273a3cc2de4f8bb733ce10a2c3bfApply for this job.