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Extension Assistant I (Parker, AZ) (Part Time) (Extended Temporary)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req18302

Department: La Paz County Office

Location: County Extensions and Farms

Address: Parker, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The position will assist the FRTEP Educator in establishing and maintaining the garden projects at various locations to ensure plants grow properly and the garden weed free. The position will also assist the FRTEP Educator in instructing students and community garden participants on how to take care of the garden, including fertilizer application and pest and weed control.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and Maintain the various garden projects of FRTEP including but not limited to, Le Pera School Garden, CRIT Head Start, CRIT Food Distribution Program, and the Demonstration Garden at the Extension Office. Activities include soil bed preparation, planting, weed and pest control, fertilizer application, irrigation system installation and maintenance, and harvesting.
  • The position will also assist the FRTEP Extension Educator in instructing participants on how to properly prepare garden beds, sow seeds or transplant seedlings, apply fertilizer, and install irrigation equipment.
  • Coordinate with School Garden Coordinator for school garden activities, and other tasks related to the program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Vocational or technical training - Field of study: Gardening

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15.00 - $18.75

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 1/1/2025

Contact Information for Candidates

Adonis Alamban

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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