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Agriculture Technician I/II/III (Crossville, AL)

$30,150 - $40,100
parental leave, tuition assistance, retirement plan
United States, Alabama, Auburn
1550 East Glenn Avenue (Show on map)
October 11, 2023
Position Details
Position Information

Requisition Number S1848P
Home Org Name Sandmountain Research Ext Ctr
Division Name Agriculture Experiment Station
Position Title Agriculture Technician I/II/III (Crossville, AL)
Job Class Code GB02A
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary
Two positions available - located in Crossville, AL

The individuals selected for these positions will perform basic level technical research tasks in agronomy, horticulture, livestock care, and farm facility repair maintenance at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center ( SMREC) located in Crossville, AL.

The goal of SMREC research is to develop farm management practices that will help the region's livestock, poultry, row crop and commercial vegetable producers-particularly small-scale farmers-to operate more efficiently, sustainably and profitably.

Why should YOU consider a career with the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center?

  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents.
  • Generous leave policies (including paid parental leave!)
  • The satisfaction of knowing YOU made an impact in making farms more efficient and sustainable.

Learn more about Auburn's impact and generous employee benefits by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.
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Essential Functions
Essential functions include but are not limited to the following: assists in soil preparation, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting crops used for research; operates and performs minor maintenance and repair on various research and farm equipment such as trucks, tractors, pickers, combines, lawn care equipment, and research equipment; cares for animals which includes feeding, watering, administering medication, and transporting in compliance with regulations and research protocols and others defined criteria; assists in collecting, recording and/or reporting various observations, measurements, or other information for research projects; and constructs, repairs, and maintains facilities which may include (but is not limited to) houses, barns, storage buildings, fences, corrals, and processing facilities; periodically clean pens, stables, barns, and pits.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated technical excellence; and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Must be willing to work after hours and on weekends.
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
A valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection is required. Must be able to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license within 6 months of the hire date.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Row crop experience desired.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range $30,150 - $40,100
Job Category Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Crossville
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 07/19/2022
Closing Date
EEO Statement
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