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AGRICULTURAL LABORER

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 255694-TE
Work type: Temporary
Department:CALS/PLANT PATHOLOGY/POTATO OP
Location: Rhinelander
Categories: Agricultural Operations

Job Summary:

Candidate would be part of dynamic team of individuals that support the operational activities of a farm, field operation, or agricultural facility, maintains plant production, and maintenance to ensure operational efficiencies.

Work is performed at the Lelah Starks Elite Foundation Seed Potato Farm in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This position assists with activities such as potato seed grading, potato seed cutting, planting and harvesting (greenhouse and field) performed in the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Responsibilities: Supports the operational activities of a farm, field operation, or agricultural facility, maintains plant production, and maintenance to ensure operational efficiencies.
  • 40% Plants, cultivates, and harvests vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops
  • 50% Cleans, grades, sorts, packs, and loads harvested products and seed
  • 10% Performs sanitation in compliance with standard operating procedures for limiting plant disease
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Preferred
H.S. Diploma

Qualifications:

No experience required as training is provided. Candidate should be comfortable bending, twisting, standing, sitting, and lifting. Tasks include standing at a conveyor or rolling table to remove rocks and cull potatoes for meeting grade standards established by the Department of Agriculture. Sitting a cutting table and slicing potato tubers into pieces and assisting with planting and harvesting of potatoes in a field or greenhouse. Person in the role would also participate in cleaning activities, sanitizing surfaces and equipment as needed to ensure program standards are met.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

Seasonal temporary position typically from mid-March through May, and again early-September through early-November with a max of 1044 hours worked in a calendar year. Work can be part to full time during these periods. Standard work hours are between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday ? Friday but occasional requests will be made for early evening/weekend work during planting/harvesting periods.

Work Type:

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding.

Salary:

Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

How to Apply:

Multiple positions available. To apply for this position click "Apply Now" and upload a cover letter on the UW website, applications are only considered through the https://jobs.wisc.edu portal.
A cover letter addressed to Matthew Cogger, a current resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three professional references. A pdf document type is helpful for when uploading these files to website.

The application deadline is April 17, 2022, however we will review applicants and conduct interviews/hires on a rolling basis beginning April 8th.

Contact:

Candice Butler
candice.butler@wisc.edu
608-890-2895
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Agricultural Laborer(FP137)

Department(s):

A074850-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/PLANT PATHOLOGY/POTATO OP

Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:

255694-CL

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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