Job Details

  • Title: Biology Technician
  • Code: RCI-10293
  • Location: Acampo California (CA) 95220
  • Posted Date: 06/26/2020
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Job Scope:

Within melon breeding team, assist the breeder to plan, monitor and provide input relating to the operational breeding process to ensure the long-term profitability and success of the breeding program.

Education:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in biology, botany, crop science, horticulture, or related field.
  • Additional plant breeding courses a plus

 

Experience:

  • Background or experience in biology, botany, crop science, horticulture or related field.
  • Working in hot, cold, wet, humid and dusty conditions, in greenhouse and field

 

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Working knowledge of horticultural practices and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of plant sciences and genetics
  • Understanding of agricultural practices

 

General Computer Skills:

  • Organized and competent with file and data management
  • Competent using Microsoft Office software
  • Working knowledge of information system, data management systems, databases, and spreadsheets

 

Language and Other skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication in English
  • Spanish speaking is a plus
  • California Valid Driver’s license required
  • Valid CADPR PAC (Private Applicators Certificate) preferred, or willingness to attain certification

 

Competencies:

  • Analytical, accurate, detail and quality oriented
  • Innovative, organized, and efficient
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible to quickly changing activities
  • Pro-active in identifying problems or opportunities associated with assigned tasks.
  • Availability for weekend work hour and overtime as needed, often on very short notice.
  • Must be able to work around bees and other insects.
  • Ability to bend, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to instruct and supervise seasonal workers.