Help Wanted at UF/IFAS

Like the rest of the nation, UF/IFAS is challenged by the lack of applicants for its staff support positions across the state.  All UF job postings are located online and new opportunities are added each day (click on “staff full time” to filter out many jobs for students, faculty, etc.).  At UF/IFAS, we need great people to continue to support our faculty’s work all across the state such as work in fiscal, research administration, agriculture support, facilities support, and more.

Be sure to read the description carefully to make sure that the location is where you want to work (we post jobs state-wide), and be sure to apply by the deadline.  Many of these office-based jobs can be possibly hybrid/flexible once training is complete, it depends on the supervisor and the job.

Here is a sample of some posted right now for you to consider, all located in Alachua or Marion Counties:

Business Admin Specialist I – Grants Specialist
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The IFAS Shared Services Center (IFAS SSC) is recruiting for a Business Administrative Specialists I- Grants (BASI).  This position is the first in a level three level series within the IFAS Shared Services Center, that provides administrative support associated to grants/contracts or other sponsored projects. This position is responsible for performing both pre and post award transactional activities related to all grants processes and assisting faculty in the professional oversight, guidance and administration of sponsored projects. This includes coordination of proposal development, post-award financial administration, building of strong relationship with faculty, colleagues, departmental staff, and supporting a culture centered on delivering excellent customer service.
Pre-award responsibilities include coordination and assistance in the development of proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies; interpretation of regulations and guidelines for sponsored program funding; review of proposal for compliance with IFAS, UF, and sponsor terms, policies and directives; submission of a completed proposals packet for university review.
Post-award responsibilities include coordination and management of awarded sponsored projects in accordance with university and sponsor regulations; providing policy and procedure guidance to IFAS SSC colleagues; assisting faculty with the management of sponsored projects through preparation, review and monitoring of account summaries, budgets, payroll projections, and other grant related transactions.
Administrative Support Assistant III
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is seeking an individual who will provide administrative, human resources, and fiscal support. Job duties will include serving as the primary receptionist; scheduling meetings; maintaining the calendars for the Department’s vehicles, parking passes, and conference rooms; greeting visitors; and serving as a personal assistant to the Human Resources Generalist, Administrative Specialist, and Administrative Services Manager. The incumbent will be expected to prepare correspondence, complete the annual space allocation report, perform fiscal tasks, and provide routine office support.  It is important for this person to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor when serving as the public contact for the office.  Answer inquiries by telephone, email, fax, mail, and in person.  Communicate information about standard services, explains and answers questions regarding routine policies and procedures within established guidelines. Serve as the Department’s Payroll Certifier and event coordinator.
Agricultural Assistant I
60080000 – AG-AGRONOMY
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The Agronomy Department is currently recruiting for an Agricultural Assistant I. This position will assist the PI(Supervisor) and Graduate Students with field activities that are associated with the forage management and ecology programs
Agricultural Assistant I
Location: Alachua
The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking an Agricultural Assistant I. This position will assist with activities of the day to day operation of the Beef Research Unit. Some duties include helping manage the beef cattle herd, maintaining the land, operating equipment and driving trucks, as well as assisting in the upkeep, maintenance, repair, and fabrication of facilities and equipment.
Agricultural Assistant I
Location: Marion
The Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra was established to provide space and support for specialized research on fruit, vegetables, turf, agronomic and ornamental crops for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  To accomplish this mission, PSREU staff interact with faculty and staff members to complete successful research projects.  These projects are detailed and precise data must be obtained for the results to be meaningful.

Incumbent is responsible to a Farm Manager at the PSREU.  This position will assist with the crop production and maintenance throughout the growing season, data collection and irrigation systems.

Facilities Operations Spec
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is recruiting a new Facilities Operations Specialist. This position is responsible for managing, tracking, and coordinating maintenance of physical space, infrastructure, property/assets, inventory, vehicles/vessels, and equipment, in addition to coordinating safety initiatives, serving as liaison with various UF administrative units, and managing the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center rental facility.
Maintenance Generalist II
Location: Alachua
The Animal Sciences Department in IFAS is seeking a Maintenance Generalist II. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment, vehicles, and facilities located at, or associated with, the UF Beef Units.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for assisting with the complete coverage of the Beef Units.


Agricultural Assistant II
Location: Marion
The Department of Animal Sciences’ Equine Sciences Center is seeking an Agriculture Assistant II. This position is multipurpose in that it incorporates repair and maintenance of farm equipment, maintain records of equipment maintenance, building fence, mowing, spraying, weed eating, baling hay and assisting with the care of horses and beef cattle.



Posted: June 20, 2022

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, Work & Life

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