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Work in Oregon, USA: Ag Greenhouse Operations as Laborer at The State University

This recruitment will be used to fill four part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Technical Assistant positions for the Department of Agriculture Greenhouse Operations at Oregon State University (OSU).

This recruitment is for student work at the East and West Greenhouses for Greenhouse Operations. This position will perform routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of greenhouse research.

Occasional weekend work required, selection dependent upon current class schedule availability during 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Position Duties

100% Duties to be determined by hiring unit.

Other duties are:

  • hand watering
  • checks of environmental control system
  • general greenhouse clean up and sanitation
  • occasional greenhouse maintenance and upkeep

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Eligibility Requirements (http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements)

Additional Required Qualifications

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to greenhouse staff and clientele.

Basic understanding of plant cultural needs such as watering and environment.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, use ladders, and manipulate watering hoses.

Ability to work occasional weekends and holidays.

Ability to work in extreme temperatures, lighting, humidity, and dust conditions.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Plant knowledge desirable

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Full/part-time undergraduate student

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Anticipated hours per week: 15

Occasional weekend work required.

May have exposure to noxious odors, loud noises, wet and slippery floors, and machinery.

May be exposed to extreme temperatures, lighting, humidity, and dust conditions.

May maneuver up to 50 lbs. and may be required to stoop, bend and kneel on hard floors as necessary, push or pull carts to provide manual care plant material.

Flexible hours as needed to complete responsibilities and duties during weekdays and weekends.

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Competitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A Resume/Vita

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Schedule availability during 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday

For additional information please contact: Lydia Graber at lydia.graber@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

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