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Facility Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670010090 Horticulture Natural Resources
Job no: 515360
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Crop Production, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The Department of Horticulture & Natural Resources is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Facility Coordinator to assist Greenhouse Operations and manage the IPM program in the Throckmorton Plant Complex.

The Facility Coordinator will:

  • Assist with plant health care within the greenhouses of the Throckmorton Plant Complex through coordination and advice in arthropod pest scouting and management, disease management, plant nutrition, and environmental conditions.
  • Coordinate health and safety compliance with greenhouse users.
  • Provide support for greenhouse maintenance and assists users in managing the greenhouse environmental control systems for the Throckmorton Plant Sciences Greenhouse complex.
  • Manage the central soil room.
  • Work with faculty and staff in the Departments of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Agronomy, Plant Pathology and Entomology.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources originated in 1871 making it one of the first and oldest departments at Kansas State University. Today, as our mission statement underscores, we are committed to educating outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, contributing significant research results to solve problems associated with our disciplines, and providing our constituencies across the state, region and national with excellent extension programs. Our diverse department conducts its activities at a variety of locations with facilities on the main campus in Manhattan and outlying research and education centers.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Three years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in crop management and production, pest identification and appropriate controls including biological, and integrate pest management is highly encouraged
  • Five years of greenhouse management/production preferred
  • A background in the building trade and the ability to utilize a skid loader
  • An education/working knowledge of greenhouse environmental conditions and how they affect plant growth, greenhouse pest identification and appropriate control strategies including biological controls, integrated pest management, and appropriate cultural conditions for greenhouse plant production
  • Ability to read, write and understand and communicate in the English language
  • :Ability to train and supervise student employees
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Ability to communicate and assist co-workers, students, faculty and staff
  • Organizational skills to maintain records and coordinate activities across four departments with many users

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Names and contact information for 3 references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by September 5, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$40,000 - $46,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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