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BIOL - Greenhouse Assistant (Staff Wage)

Charlottesville

BIOL - Greenhouse Assistant (Staff Wage)

  • R0043395
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Biology Department is seeking two Greenhouse Assistants. This part-time position requires an average of 8-32 hours per week of weekend and UVA holiday work as an assistant to the Biology Department Greenhouse Manager. Work may also be scheduled during the Monday-Friday work week. The work schedule may vary from week to week.

The Greenhouse Assistant will assist in all aspects of the UVA Biology Department research greenhouse operations.

Duties include:
  • Care for research plant material (plant condition assessment)
  • Watering, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, leaf litter removal, potting, and repotting)
  • Relocating and organizing research plant material
  • Pot washing, soil mixing, mixing fertilizer solutions and other material, sweeping, mopping
  • Greenhouse work-space and growth area cleaning and sanitizing
  • Completing duty shift log, immediate reporting of greenhouse or plant health and condition problems, and other tasks and duties as assigned.


Workers in a greenhouse may be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, wind, full sun, noise, and outdoor climate. The Greenhouse Assistant must be capable and willing to work long hours in these, and other sometimes unpredictable, environmental conditions. The workplace can also be cramped and filled with delicate and valuable research plant material, and experimental apparatus and equipment. The Assistant must be able to perform all assigned duties without disturbing or damaging plant material or disrupting experiments in progress. They must also ensure the security of the facility (e.g., locking doors, and reporting any unusual activity). The position is moderately labor intensive, and duties are mostly performed standing. The job requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, and the use of a stepladder. Work is often unsupervised and may be performed alone, so a high degree of responsibility and self-management is required.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029 ”

This part-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a current cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number and address). Search on requisition number: R00XXXXX .

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Keith Johnson, HR Specialist at fkj2t@virginia.edu .

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require an Education Verification (FSAKA)

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Experience: None

Licensure: None

Preferred Experience:
  • Interest or knowledge of plants and their care
  • Careful attention to tasks in a complex and sensitive work environment
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to learn execute new tasks and procedures in detail


Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/traveling, climbing (ladder, steps) and driving. Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, noise, outdoor climate, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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