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Company Name: 
US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USDA
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Range is $13.15/hr to 16.52/hr
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
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USDA is looking for a student interested in helping geneticists to implement and conduct breeding trials, assist in experimental design, layout and analysis, apply chemical and biological materials to manage insects and diseases and collect data from field and greenhouse. USDAs preference would be a students that could work at the facility at least 3 days per week (there is a west valley carpool) for approximately 20 hours for a one year commitment.

This opportunity is only available to Estrella Mountain Community College students. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit and online application, a resume, and a cover letter. Free resume/cover letter/mock interview assistance is available by appointment only at the EMCC Career & Transfer Center. To schedule your appointment please visit or call 623-935-8740 or email ctc.frontdesk@estrellamountain.edu.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Experience with operation of hydraulic machinery and other power equipment, or willing to learn.
  • Seed quality and quantity tests and trials. 
  • Sorting, cleaning and store seeds inventories.
  • Lab chemical test for oil and fatty acid profiles and seed quality.
  • Willing to learn/experience with computer programming such as python, javascript office access.
  • Student must have taken or be enrolled in BIO 181.
  • Instructor recommendation is required (list instructor name and phone number in your online application).
  • Strong math skills.
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Maintain professional image and attitude, acting consistently as a representative of the organization.
  • Demonstrate regular, predictable, and timely attendance.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Good work ethic

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

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