PART TIME; LIMITED/ TEMPORARY Minimum Starting Salary: $17.90/hourly
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Position includes course work & field work:
**UNPAID** Course work: Advanced Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture 10-16-2017 through 10-26-2018.
**PAID** The paid employment positions will run from 04-01-2018 through 10-26-2018 at 75% variable time.
For full consideration for an interview: applicants will be asked to provide a narrative response to the questions below when submitting the on-line application for this position. Please keep your responses brief (1-2 pages total).
There are four work site locations: Up Garden, Farm Garden, Field, and Propagation in Farm Garden. At the time of interview a discussion will be shared regarding interests and preferences about the various work site options.
1. Considering the four possible site locations, which is preferred, if any, and how does this preference fit into your future goals?
2. How will this Advanced Apprentice Program fit into your long term goals?
3. Please briefly describe your Organic Ecological Horticultural background.
Candidates selected for interview must present completion letter for CASFS Ecological Horticulture course or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience and education.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with effective and respectful communication skills that include: ability to listen well; ability to follow instructions; ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work effectively with others in a garden and/or field setting, and orient thinking towards solutions.
Experience with garden and field methods, including soil preparation, planting, irrigation, weeding, and harvest and post-harvest handling of a wide variety of crops; direct market sales and record-keeping; ability to make soil mixes for various propagation needs, sow a wide variety of seed types, assess seedling fertilization needs, and provide them organically; knowledge of asexual propagation techniques.
Ability to set up, effectively operate, and maintain a variety of irrigation systems as well as irrigate a diverse collection of plants.
Knowledge of composting systems and experience making and assessing garden-scale hot compost piles.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 08/24/2017
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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