Botany laboratory/greenhouse assistant

$10 an hour
Hours per week
10-15

Months per year
3

Alternate work schedule

Pay Grade

Salary

Hourly Pay Rate
$10.00

FLSA

Job Summary/Basic Function

Lab/greenhouse assistant will assist the lab manager in care of the greenhouses and botany labs. Greenhouse duties include, but are not limited to, watering, cleaning, and plant propagation, pest removal. Lead educational tours of the greenhouse for groups of all ages. Lab responsibilities include, but are not limited to, washing laboratory glassware, organization and inventory of supplies, with the opportunity to assist in the preparation of chemical solutions and lab set up depending on experience and willingness to learn.

10-15 hours per week


Required Qualifications

Organizational skills, dependability, ability to follow precise protocol. Ability to follow directions independently.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a chemical laboratory and/or greenhouse.


Background Check?
No

EEO Statement

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability


Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date
03/14/2019

Review Date
03/16/2019

Job Close Date
03/28/2019

Open Until Filled

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
http://jobs.weber.edu/postings/4935

Notes to Applicant

The current posting is for the summer semester only.

To apply, complete the online application attach a resume, the contact information for three references, and a cover letter.

If you are hired, please keep in mind that you will need to complete the appropriate Payroll and HR documents prior to beginning work.

The screening of applicants will begin immediately.

Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals who have worked in a salaried capacity for Weber State University are ineligible to be hired as an hourly or adjunct employee at Weber State for six months.

Must be Work Study eligible. If you are unsure if you are eligible for the Federal Work Study Program, contact the Financial Aid office at 801-626-7569.


ADA Essential Job Function
ADA Essential Job Function
Physical Activity of this position
Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles etc., using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Agility is emphasized. Important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion., Balancing. Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. , Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. , Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. , Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. , Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. , Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Physical Requirements of this position
Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision.
Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts at distances close to the eye, Required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: operate machines, (i.e. lathes, drill presses, power saws) where the job is at or within arm’s reach; skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, plumber, mechanic. , The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services,) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection).

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. , The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. , The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
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