Job Requisition Number: 26839. The 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.
•Water Plants – including weekends and holidays, drip installation and monitoring •Greenhouse Maintenance – growth chambers, equipment, nutrient pumps, autoclave operation •Greenhouse Management – recharge, chemical inventory and safety self-inspection •Plant propagation and care – per researcher request as recharge •Insect and disease control – weekly scouting, submit pesticide use reports to CA DPR, pesticide application •Greenhouse safety – training on IIPP, BEP, pesticide use, equipment use •Seasonal field work – field prep and cleanup, t-tape and mulch setup, summer watering, weed removal, tractor operation •Purchasing - including sourcing, researching, and compliance with University purchasing procedures (BluCard holder).•Able to perform physical labor under often strenuous conditions, including extreme heat •Ability to independently life and carry up to 40 pounds •Ability to work weekend and holiday rotations when scheduled •Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision and work in a team •Ability to prioritize assignments under pressure •Demonstrated experience in routine greenhouse procedures •Demonstrated experience with mist and irrigation set-ups •Effective communication and organizational skills •Six years of greenhouse, nursery, or horticulture experience or technical gardening school education and 3 years’ experience in nursery techniques
Education/Training: •High school diploma or equivalent; ability to read, write, and perform basic math calculations This 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.html
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.