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Precision Agriculture Activation Specialist

Posted on: September 30, 2020
  • Part Time
  • Pierre, SD
  • October 23, 2020

Website Direct Contact, Inc

Direct Contact, Inc

Precision Agriculture Activation Specialist
Immediate Opening – December 2021
Objectives: DCI will engage a team of contractors to meet face-to-face with growers in their assigned geographies to ensure proper installation and use of client’s precision agriculture technology hardware and software applications.
Position Requirements: The key competencies required for a contractor working this project are: 1) demonstrated familiarity with an iPad, 2) a good understanding of the client’s precision agriculture applications, 3) the ability to resolve compatibility issues related to Bluetooth technology, 4) demonstrated knowledge of computer equipment and software and 5) good communications skills, 6) a background check will be conducted on all candidates securing an offer for work.
Training: Training will be provided by local Client Personnel and is on-going throughout the project period.
Specialist Duties: The contractor will make face to face grower visits as directed by Client’s local personnel to ensure proper installation of Client’s precision agriculture equipment and software. During these visits, the contractor will assess the equipment/technology in place. If during this visit, the contractor determines that additional equipment is needed, the contractor will recommend the appropriate equipment, provide instructions on how to order the needed equipment and schedule a return visit to install the equipment.
Time Commitment: The time commitment will vary but could at times be as much as 40 hours per week during the project period. Occasional Saturday work may be required.
Other Requirements: The contractor must supply a high-speed internet connection, mobile telephone that has hands-free capability with voice mail, steel toe/composite footwear, and a vehicle in good working condition. Access to a fax, printer and document scanner is recommended. Contractor must be physically able to walk a ½ mile in field conditions.
Territory: Daily travel within a 50-150-mile radius of the contractor’s home may be necessitated.
Compensation: Hourly rates for in-field activities will be based upon individual contractor backgrounds and experience.
Expenses: All necessary expenses incurred in conducting the field activities will be reimbursed. This includes use of personal vehicle at the current IRS rate in effect at the time the mileage is incurred.
Competency and Skill Requirements:
• Excellent communication skills
• Self-directed, demonstrated follow through skills
• Computer/iPad/Tablet savvy, willingness to utilize technology and learn new technology

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