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Agriculture Technician (Crossville, AL)

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Sandmountain Research Ext Ctr

Division Name
Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title
Agriculture Technician (Crossville, AL)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Three positions available! - located in Crossville, AL

Auburn University's Agriculture Experiment Station is excited to recruit candidates for an Agriculture Technician! 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

    About Auburn University: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

    Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

    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

            Education and Experience:
            Level I: High school diploma or equivalent.
            Level II: High school diploma or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant experience.
            Level III: High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of relevant experience.
            Level IV: High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience.

            Substitutions allowed for Experience:
            When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

            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
            $30,160 - $40,100

            Job Category
            Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

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            EEO Statement
            Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

            AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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