Skip to main content

Temporary Agricultural Worker/Field Assistant (Full-time) - Cornell University Agricultural Experime

Employer
Cornell University
Location
Ithaca, NY
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

View more

Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Temporary Agricultural Worker- Field Assistant (Full-time)

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Willsboro Research Farm

Willsboro, NY

Who We Are:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES) advances research on food and agriculture systems, the environment, applied economics, and community and individual development. By doing so, Cornell AES improves people's lives and contributes towards Cornell's Land Grant mission of discovery, engagement, and advancement of learning.

This 352-acre farm is located along Lake Champlain at the base of Willsboro Point. The farm has both clay and sandy soils, permitting a range of field experiments for optimizing management of agricultural resources. Fifty-two specially constructed field-scale drainage plots provide researchers with a unique opportunity to develop and test crop fertilizer application practices that are agriculturally, environmentally and economically sound. In support of the region's important dairy sector, several studies are designed to improve forage production systems.

What you will do:

The temporary summery field assistant will help maintain the horticultural and agronomic field experiments at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm.

* Planting

* Weeding

* Harvesting a range of crops including strawberries, juneberries, honeyberries, aroniaberries, elderberries, forage and grain sorghums, sprouting broccoli and cabbage.

* Assist with data and sample collection and processing

This is a full-time, 39 hour per week, 5- month appointment (May - October) and is located at Cornell University's Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY. This is not a benefits eligible position.

What We Need:

* Basic computer skills.

* Strong communication skills

* Must have reliable transportation to be able to get to the job site independently.

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision .

* Must be able to lift 50 pound repeatedly throughout the day and lift, bend, kneel, and climb ladders.

* Be able to work outside in all types of weather.

Compensation - $16 per hour - $17 per hour

How to Apply:

You must submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.

* Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

* Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

When applying through our system, please attach your application materials (resume/CV and cover letter). You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:

Temporary Agricultural Worker

Job Family:

Temporary Academic Support

Level:

No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Pay Range:

Refer to Posting Language

Remote Option Availability:

Fully Onsite

Company:

Contact Name:

Denise Smith

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

Non-Union Positions

Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

* Prior relevant work or industry experience

* Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position

* Unique applicable skills

* Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator.

Union Positions

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined in accordance with the rates in the respective collective bargaining agreement. To learn more about Cornell's union wages, see Union Pay Rates.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing mycareer@cornell.edu.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

2024-03-11

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert