University of Maryland seeks Farm Manager

  • 02 Apr 2024 2:06 PM
    Message # 13337878
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)
    Position Number: 103062
    Title: Manager
    Functional Title: Manager
    Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
    Applicant Search Category: Staff
    University Authorized FTE: 1.000
    Unit: AGNR-AES-CMREC-Turfgrass Research Facility
    Campus/College Information:

    Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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    Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

    Under the general supervision of the Center Director, establishes the operations and management of a 35-acre facility which is home to turf grass research and education which is located at the northern edge of the University of Maryland College Park campus. Works directly with researchers and their staff to implement projects, assist with research and educational programs related to turf grass. Provide support as outlined by the Center Director. This position requires a knowledge of turf grass production and maintenance and the willingness to be a working manager, performing tasks in the daily operations alongside facility employees as well as provide supervision and training.

    Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks:

    Exempt Benefits Summary

    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Bachelor of Science Degree  (Concentration in: Turfgrass Science and Management or Turfgrass Crop and Soil Science). 


    • Minimum of Five years research/plot work experience; 3 years of direct supervising.


    • M.S. – Turfgrass Science or related field. General knowledge and understanding of Turfgrass Production and Maintenance. 
    • Knowledge of OSHA and MDA regulations regarding workplace safety and guidelines for pesticide use is required. 
    • Familiarity with research protocols, turf grass equipment and products is necessary.
    • Computer skills and knowledge: (Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, Email, Concur, Work Day).,
    Additional Certifications:
    • Maryland Pesticide Certification/Applicator’s License
    Additional Information:
    Job Risks Respiratory Protection
    Physical Demands

    Harsh work environment—excessive walking, heat, cold, dirt, noise. Must be able to tolerate strenuous physical activity (e.g., ability to lift 50 lbs., shoveling, carrying heavy items) that may have to be completed in adverse weather conditions.

    Posting Date: 03/29/2024
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Best Consideration Date 04/26/2024
    Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Unofficial Transcript
    4. List of References (no emails sent from system)

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