Colorado State University Greenhouse & Field Labor in Fort Collins, Colorado
Classification Title Temporary Hourly
Employment Category Temporary
Is this an Hourly position? Yes
Work Hours/Week 0-40
Overtime Eligible? Yes
Position Location Center, CO 81125
Description of Work Unit
The San Luis Valley Research Center is part of a network of 7 research centers (10 sites) throughout the state. The first San Luis Valley Research Center was established in 1888 (the same year the main station at Fort Collins was established) on 200 acres of state land near the Rio Grande River, seven miles east of Del Norte. The research center has a continuing commitment to the people of the San Luis Valley ( SLV ) and the State of Colorado to provide research information, conduct extension education and seed certification programs. Beginning in 1940, the principal research activity was focused on selecting potato varieties adaptable to the region. In 1979 a potato breeding program was initiated to complement the selection activity. Current research and extension programs include potato pathology, crop management and field physiology, postharvest physiology, and seed certification. In the early 1920s, the Colorado Certified Seed Potato Growers’ Association initiated a seed certification program located on the Colorado State University main campus which was co located at the SLVRC in 1964.
Search Contact Email Caroline.Gray@colostate.edu
This position assists the Potato Breeding and Selection program in various aspects, including greenhouse, field and laboratory tasks related to the development of new potato cultivars.
Position Minimum Qualifications
-Ability to work in outdoor field, greenhouse, potato cellar, and laboratory environments.
-Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work evening and weekend hours during peak season.
-Attention to detail, ability to maintain quality records.
-Ability to meet the physical demands of this position, which include ability to lift up to 50 lbs. daily during harvest season and will require manual dexterity, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and handling.
-Ability to work in environmental conditions to include exposure to weather and noise. Hazards include: working in proximity to moving, mechanical parts and exposure to chemicals used in weed/pest control and fertilization.
-Experience in an agriculture related field.
-Experience in a lab environment.
-Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by start date.
Working Title Greenhouse & Field Labor
Posting Number 202100025T
Department San Luis Valley Research Center
Salary Range $12.32 to $13.32 per hour
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Close Date 05/15/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
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or in person:
San Luis Valley Research Center
Attn: Potato Breeding
0249 East Road 9 North
Center, CO 81125
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Essential Job Duties
Job Duty Category Greenhouse & Field Support
• Perform cross-pollinations.
• Plant, maintain and harvest greenhouse seed stocks for research and for the San Luis Valley Research Center potato seed production.
• Organize and inventory greenhouse seed stocks in preparation of cold storage.
• Extract and inventory true potato seed.
• Maintain a clean and organized work space.
• Mark off, plant and harvest field research yield plots.
• Plant, rogue, maintain, and harvest field generational seed stocks.
Percentage Of Time 85
Job Duty Category Lab support
Prepare tubers, fry, and chipper for post harvest testing.
Percentage Of Time 15
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