Please see attached position description for more details on the position and instructions on how to apply.
Filing Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016
SALARY: $4,590.00 - $5,582.00 Monthly
The Shone Farm and Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is
seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated agricultural skills to join an outstanding team of faculty
and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our
students. This position will be located at the Shone Farm which is located approximately 10 miles from
the main campus in Santa Rosa; occasional work at the Santa Rosa Campus may also be required as
needed. Under general direction, assists in performing the day-to-day operations of the Shone Farm.
Participates in production of farm products; stewardship of the overall farm site; maintaining and
creating a safe and orderly public farm; coordination of the field production, management and
maintenance of the horticulture field, pasture, forest and landscape; design and implement planting
schedules; and serves as lead worker to other classified staff. Generally, the work schedule will be
between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are contingent
upon funding and Board approval.
The Coordinator, Farm Operations is responsible for the oversight and care of landscaping, crop
production and pasture management; maintains, operates and repairs irrigation systems and agricultural equipment; and provides technical assistance to faculty, staff and students.
Shone Farm, 365 acres of farmlands, pasture, vineyards, and riparian forest in the Russian River Valley,
serves the department as an outdoor learning lab and includes a winery and equine facility. In addition to
full-time instructors in each discipline, the department has a large pool of adjunct faculty who are
experts in their respective fields.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents
routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.
1. Coordinates the work of others in the maintenance of the farm, including vegetable, horticulture,
pasture and landscape plants, irrigation systems, nutrient management and propagation methods.
2. Coordinate orchard management, including pruning, thinning, harvesting, and Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) monitoring and application of approved materials.
3. Oversees the landscape maintenance program; makes decisions regarding the care of the fields,
forest, pasture and grounds; purchases tools, materials and plants.
4. Operates and maintains farm equipment such as tractors, loaders, rototiller, weed-eater, power
tools and mowers, hand tools and other farm implements; installs and maintains irrigation and
water monitoring systems.
5. Processes field records, employee timesheets, and safety training records.
6. Works with faculty and staff to support class projects, laboratory exercises, and student
7. Serves as a lead worker to other classified staff.
8. Coordinates daily
Operate, maintain, and repair equipment used in horticulture, farming and agriculture safely; issue
proper tools, materials, and equipment for use by students and instructors; train others in the use of
equipment and procedures; follow and understand oral and written instructions; maintain cooperative
working relationships; demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate verbally, and in writing, in a
professional manner to diverse populations, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, farmers and
vendors; balance the dual responsibilities of training others and production on a working demonstration
and education farm; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.
Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities.
Sustainable farming systems, techniques and practices; chemical control of weeds, plant and crop
diseases, and insect pests; standard office productivity software; mid-sized farm tractors and the range
of implements suited to row crop production; use and maintenance of small engine equipment such as
chainsaws, mowers and weed whackers.