Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50548
Classification Title Instructional Support Technician III
Collective Bargaining Unit Technical & Support Services/Bargaining Unit 9
College/Department Plant Science
Timebase Full-Time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume and DMV Print-out
Classification Salary Range $4,053 - $6,080
Anticipated Hiring Range $4,053 - $4,729
Recruitment Closing Date This position is subject to close at anytime


The Plant Science Department serves undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Plant Science, seeking careers in the Horticultural, Agronomic, Fruit Industries and Associated Service Industries. It also provides service courses to many other majors in and outside of the College of Ag and 3 general education courses. The Department oversees two major centers: AGRIscapes and CTILT and maintains over 1550 acres of diversified farmland in support of its educational programs.


The Agronomy Support Coordinator leads staff and student daily coordination of tasks such as cultural practices, irrigation, harvest, etc. Assists with student field and research projects, safety training and data collection; coordinates with faculty and researches on set-up and installation of instructional, research plots, laboratories, and demonstrations. The incumbent performs farming cultural practices, dribig servicing, maintenance and operation of laboratory and farm equipment, including trucks, tractors, pesticide application equipment, irrigation systems, planters, and harvesters. Maintains and repairs of general farm infrastructure including roads, fencing pipelines, irrigation equipment and buildings; requisites supplies, record keeping, contacting of suppliers of essential items to the operation of instructional program. The incumbent maintains appropriate record-keeping and reporting of production, labor and pesticide and water use, and budgets of State and Foundation enterprises; coordinates daily with other Departments and Staff, including Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Animal Sciences, Nursery and Auto Shop; directs every day activities at the Tractor Shop.


Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience OR Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area may be substituted for one year of the required experience OR Equivalent to three years experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned. Knowledge of the principles of performing support services. Ability to plan organize, and schedule activities; ability to operate technical equipment related to the discipline; ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment. Ability to operate farm tractors and equipment as well as over the road trucks which require climbing into cab/set; ability to repeatedly lift sacks of grain, fertilizer and chemicals often weighing 50-100 lbs; ability to climb vertically up silos and seed bins up to 65 ft. and ladders in trees up to 25 ft.; ability to work in extreme heat in the summer and during cold weather (frost control) in the winter.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Master’s degree in Agronomy or closely related field; bi-lingual in Spanish. Enthusiasm and interest in the Agriculture industry and instruction of students; experience with specialty crop/organic.


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