Position: Agriculture Program Assistant

 

Location: S/M Community

Salary: $16.00/hour (20-40 hrs/week)
Approximately May-Sept

 

Reports to: Agriculture Agent

 

Posting Date: 9-21-22


Closing Date: 9-28-22

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Agriculture Program Assistant will assist with the implementation of the garden and grant projects. The Program Assistant will assist with the planting, growing and harvesting of vegetable crops during the 2022 summer growing season. The program assistant will be responsible for documenting project findings and attend required trainings.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

All employees of Stockbridge Munsee Community must meet the following qualification:

  1. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and health screening.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise stated on job description
  3. Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record
  4. Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays
  5. Must be COVID 19 fully vaccinated and remain up to date with required doses.

DUTIES

  1. Assist the Agriculture Agent in proper growing and maintenance of a vegetable garden space used for educational purposes.
  2. Maintain plant, harvest, wash and sanitation logs.
  3. Develop educational materials based on project objectives.
  4. Participate in Field Day demonstrations.
  5. Fulfill other duties as assigned to complete grant projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Have an interest in Agriculture, Horticulture, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Development, or related field.
  2. Experience with record keeping and using Microsoft Excel preferred.
  3. Experience with basic gardening practices is preferred.
  4. Must have excellent communication and leadership skills.
  5. Must pass pre-employment drug and health screening.  Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.
  6. Must be eligible for coverage under the employer’s liability insurance.
  7. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain satisfactory working record in any prior or current employment.
  8. Must abide by departmental and organizational safety, testing, and uniform guidelines.
  9. Must be able to meet physical requirements of position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. This position requires a lot of sitting with occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds during summer heat.
  2. Work one-two evenings/month may be required.
  3. Work environment requires excellent personal hygiene due to working in close proximity to others and in an enclosed area.
  4.  A Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and/or TB Skin Test may be required.

 

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WE ARE A DRUG FREE EMPLOYER CANDIDATES MUST PASS DRUG SCREEN AND REMAIN DRUG FREE

 

The Stockbridge Munsee Community operates as an equal opportunity employer. Except Indian Preference is given in accordance with the Tribal Employment Preference Ordinance.

 

Although an interview may be granted, this does not determine that the candidate fully meets the qualifications until it is determined by the interview team.