The Corvallis Farm Unit is seeking a Farm Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The incumbent is responsible for the operation of a 54-acre experimental field laboratory devoted to research on diseases of field and vegetable crops, tree fruits, grapes, ornamentals and other plant research requiring field grown plant material. The field laboratory is used principally by OSU researchers studying plant biology, genetics and management of plant diseases, including those caused by bacterial, fungal, viral, and nematode pathogens. Primary responsibilities are to perform cultural and technical aspects of field research projects including plot preparation, planting, fertilization, irrigation, and routine weed and pest management. Responsibilities are coordinated with the researchers and graduate students who have projects at the field laboratory. This position will supervise one classified employee, student workers and seasonal laborers, as needed. Other responsibilities include: managing the facility budget, keeping technical records on pest management and irrigation, maintenance of equipment and the facility, and maintaining a safe work environment.
The need for this position is critical for the operation of the Botany and Plant Pathology Field Lab. Unlike any of the other OSU farm operations, parts of this farm are operated as a pest garden. Many of the tactics used to grow any of the wide variety of plants found on the farm favor diseases and insects. The various horticultural and agronomic practices can be vastly different from the regular or standard way of growing these crops either on other OSU farms or among commercial growers. This position must not only understand why plants are grown for these pests but to be sensitive to the unique needs of the various researchers who depend on this type of facility. Much of this research would be unwanted or counterproductive on the other farms or in commercial fields.
Bachelor's degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years' supervisory experience. Two years' experience in farm/facility operations.
-Bachelors degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and agricultural experience.
-Experience operating and basic maintenance of agricultural equipment (forklift, tractor, mower, etc.)
-Knowledge and experience with maintenance and operation of irrigation systems
-Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse user groups as well as meet the needs of various research projects
-Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite programs as well as the ability adapt to OSU specific systems related to timekeeping and operations.
-Must have and maintain an Oregon public pesticide applicator's license or obtain license within 90 days of employment in categories Ag Herbicides, Ag insecticide/fungicide and Vertebrate Pest.
-This position must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record while serving in the position; therefore, the incumbent must provide a copy of their driving history for the past two years from the issuing state’s Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
-Full time, salaried position however, actual working hours vary depending on season: Ability and willingness to work outside of standard M-F/8-5 schedule as needed to accommodate researcher needs.
-Position requires work in areas where pesticides are present, including specialty operations area in Ag Chemical Application (pesticide, herbicide).
- Use of heavy farm equipment and power tools.
- Ability to work on elevated surfaces (ladders)
- Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs
-Must be willing to work during all weather conditions
-Occasional exposure to high noise levels.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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