Employment Opportunities


Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV – Environmental Horticulture (39980)

University of Florida: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: 60350000 - AG-COUNTY OPERATIONS: 60352016 - AG-DUVAL

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Open Date

Oct 19, 2018

Deadline

Feb 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments that provides quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Duval County are seeking an Extension Agent to lead Environmental Horticulture education through the design, implementation, and evaluation of extension programming that meets the needs of the county’s diverse population. As the Agent, you will spend about 50% of your time on residential horticulture programs and about 45% leading the Duval County Master Gardener program that currently has more than 250 volunteers. Active participation in the 4-H/Youth Development program in the area of expertise is expected (5%).

You will build an advisory committee composed of citizens and professionals that will assist you with program priorities and design to reach your audiences. You will obtain financial resources to support your programs and you will manage all components (e.g., policies, records, risk, communication, and accountability). You will cooperate in interdisciplinary projects, provide service to schools, develop creative works (presentations, posters, website development, etc.), write non-technical people-friendly publications, and participate in professional societies.

This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Duval County community as you help shape future generations. As such, you will collaborate with the County Extension Director and District Extension Director on other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program.

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PROJECT MANAGER (Trainee) – Lake Worth, Florida

Be part of an exciting, fast-paced and self-directed environment where teams accomplish projects in record time with exciting collaboration! Expand and grow personally learning about business and innovation from our experienced team, where over 30% of our 300- member staff have 5 to 30 years with us and will share their knowledge and the culture of our winning plan.

Dixie Landscape three unique features: 

1. Size of Co (Top 5 in the Nation)

  1. Products (Design, Landscape, Irrigation, Maintenance & Tree Farms)
  2. We have over 1000 years of experience (many long- term employees)

Key duties:  Reporting to a Division VP, will assist with proposals for new jobs • Supervise, train and develop Foremen • Routinely meet with contract manager for billing • Perform administrative personnel functions (reviewing time cards, processing time off requests and conducting performance reviews) • Conduct weekly safety meetings with staff • Build customer relationships.

Job Requirements:  Desire to be part of a growing, successful team • demonstrated analytical and leadership skills • effective verbal & written communication skills, (bi-lingual /Spanish) highly desirable •  • computer literate (MS Office) and basic accounting software • the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to work in a fast paced environment • strong  interpersonal skills • exceptional problem solving ability (can do attitude) • a  love for working with nature is essential• Valid Driver’s license .

Note:  Must be able to successfully complete a drug testing/screening, background check and motor vehicle record check

Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Vacation, 401K, Retirement plan, company vehicle and cell phone allowance.

Location: Palm Beach Office 6854 Park Lane East Lake Worth, FL 33449 PO BOX 160328 Miami, FL 33116-0328


Two agricultural production career opportunities located in north central Florida. Location near Ocala, FL (1 hour north of Orlando and 1 hour south of Gainesville)

  • Hydroponic Farm Manager – Hydroponic, High-Volume Greenhouse Farm

This position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of The Villages Grown farm operation.  This position will be responsible for assisting in the growing and producing of a wide variety of controlled environment greenhouse and field-grown crops. This role will also include assisting in the management and supervision of labor, equipment, and materials related to the operations on the company-operated farm. This position requires a great attention to detail and an understanding of controlled environment agriculture.

 

  • Assistant Hydroponic, High-Production Farm Manager

This position is responsible for the production inventory of The Villages Grown Greenhouse, Outdoor Field Farm, and Production Facility.  This position requires a great attention to detail, and a knowledge base in hydroponic growing and controlled environment agriculture and food safety and handling procedures. Field growing expertise a plus but can be trained if there is no prior experience in outdoor production.

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The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), part of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), is seeking qualified individuals to join our plant breeding team. Please see the job descriptions below for more information.

Plant Breeding Scientist

The plant breeding program at MREC is seeking a highly motivated scientist to conduct studies in Hops breeding. This position requires a strong background and interest in plant breeding or genetics, a desire to work on both applied and molecular approaches and experience in data analysis using R. 

Applicants should also have experience with tissue culture, effective writing and presentation skills as well as a demonstrated record of research productivity as evidenced by quality publications. This position has an anticipated start date of September 2018 and salary is competitive and will commensurate with background and experience. The position term is two years and renewable contingent on funding and performance.

For more information, visit Alfred Huo's website or check out the job description directly here.

Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Plant Breeding

Do you have a passion for plants and interest in working with CRISPR/Cas9 during your doctoral program? MREC seeking a highly motivated student to join our plant breeding program, with a graduate assistantship immediately available in the Department of Environmental Horticulture

The candidate's primary project will focus on the development of ornamental plants with enhanced abiotic stress tolerance and disease resistance. The candidate will maintain a newly developed mapping population and perform phenotypic evaluation for genetic analysis as well as prepare a DNA library for illumina sequencing and analyze data for genetic mapping. The candidate will also receive training in plant biotechnology to develop gene-edited ornamental and vegetable mutants using CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cplf. This multidisciplinary program combines education in genetics, molecular biology, genomics, tissue culture, plant physiology and plant pathology in the heart of Florida's nursery industry.

For more information, visit Alfred Huo's website or check out the job description directly here.


A&R Greens Nursery Inc. Seeks Motivated Individual for Nursery Duties

Nursery duties would include...

Generally, anything involving the healthy, successful growth of plants. 

Specializing in herbs, annuals, perennials.

Potting, pruning, propagation, fertilizing, pulling orders, routine grounds maintenance, delivery, infrastructure upkeep, etc.

A&R Greens Nursery Inc. would like help from individuals who would genuinely like to pursue a career in the horticulture field. A&R Greens Nursery Inc. is growing quite rapidly with limitless potential and is in need of people who are interested in sticking it out with their team to help the company grow. 

Contact:
Amir Reoven
(352) 214-5700