SAS Institute Inc. Culinary Farmer in Cary, North Carolina

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

This individual is responsible for hands-on involvement of all aspects of gardening, farming, instruction and product demonstration for SAS and/or other SAS related business. Responsible for creating a clean, organized and efficient garden/farm.

Duties include:

  • Schedules monthly and yearly tasks and project deadlines, coordinating with residents, staff, company liaisons, and major contractors, and restructuring to accommodate changes in priorities

  • Plans and develops a fully operational farm including but not limited to landscaping, irrigation, maintenance, soil nourishment, vegetable gardening, hoop house construction, flower beds, fruit trees and livestock care

  • Harvests and delivers vegetables

  • Maintains a clean and presentable appearance for the farm at all times

  • Creates and implements annual garden plan, including successive planting scheme

  • Orders necessary products to maintain farm

  • Trains additional farm associates when necessary.

  • Helps manage farm operating costs to annual budgets.

  • Assists in the maintenance and landscaping of SAS grounds as necessary.

  • Maintains the compost program.

  • Ensures the farm follows proper procedures based on the USDA Health and Food Safety Regulatory Standards for small farms.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate‚Äôs degree in Horticulture or two years or related farming experience


  • Ability to operate all hand tools, small power mowers, edger, weed-eaters, and chain saws

  • Ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

  • Basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic

  • Basic computer skills

  • Display excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to lift and move up to 70 pounds

  • Valid North Carolina driver's license

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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Requisition ID: 20023172

Travel Requirements: None

External Company Name: SAS Institute Inc

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