Intermittent Worker

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Position type: Intermittent Worker
Department: 014600 - Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Exp
Location: Pontotoc County
Categories: Support Staff, Intermittent Worker
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This position provides support to the research program and Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch operations including assisting in farm production operations and equipment and facilities maintenance.

Employees hired into Intermittent positions are limited to working no more than 720 hours per fiscal year.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

This position is based in Pontotoc, MS at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch.

Area of Specialization:

Pontotoc Branch Station

Anticipated Appointment Date:

May 2024, 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Assist staff in field preparation such as land prep, flagging, and marking fields for various research experiments involving crop production of sweetpotato, corn, cotton, and soybean.
2. Cutting and planting sweetpotato slips in hot and humid environments.
3. Collecting field data from various field crops as instructed by staff.
4. Work in greenhouses such as cutting sweetpotato slips, removing soil from beds, and properly cleaning greenhouse to ensure no contamination from viruses and pests.
5. Mowing, weed eating, and properly maintaining facility grounds and flowerbeds.
6. Perform necessary cleaning duties as instructed, washing vehicles, buildings, sweetpotato boxes, mopping, vacuuming, etc.
7. Lifting items up to 60 lbs. such as bags of soil, fertilizer, boxes of sweetpotato slips and sweetpotatoes, etc.
8. Performs related duties as assigned.
9. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school education or GED.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Submit an application and any requested documents online.

Screening Date:

April 19, 2024, until filled. 

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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