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Position: Arboricultural Field Assistant
Date Available:

Position is currently available - Start ASAP

Location: Environmental Horticulture Tree Unit: Arboricultural Teaching Lab Building 1356 2977 SW 23 Rd. Ter.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Appointment: OPS – temporary position – Spring semester 2024
Pay Rate: $15/hour
Position Description: The Klein Arboriculture Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual that has an interest in performing a variety of tasks related to the care of trees. Specifically, the candidate chosen for the position will be expected to work with the labs Senior Agricultural Assistant to plant nursery stock, clear away tree debris, make precise tree and branch measurements, collect, scribe, and input tree data, and photograph and archive the process. The position does not require any aerial work or use of chainsaws as part of the expected duties for employment. The position is Monday – Friday and the specific days and times are flexible and can vary from week to week.

Qualifications:

There are no minimum qualifications for the position other than an interest in assisting with arboricultural research. The ability to input data into excel is a plus. Note that some of the activities require the ability to repeatedly lift and maneuver nursery stock in upwards of 60 lbs. Applicants should be open to learning new skills, have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. A willingness to work outdoors in the heat and humidity is a must. An appreciation for trees and the outdoors are a plus.

Application:

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Ryan Klein at ryanwklein@ufl.edu.

 

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across various dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. 


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