Associate Director, Agricultural Research/Extension Center

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number S337P Home Org Name EV SMITH RESEARCH CENTER Division Name Agriculture Experiment Station Position Title Associate Director, Agricultural Research/Extension Center Job Class Code GA06 Appointment Status Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term No Limited Term Length Job Summary

The E.V. Smith Research Center of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director. This position is located at the EVSRC – Headquarters – Farm Services Unit in Shorter, AL. * The individual in this position will provide leadership to the Director of the E.V. Smith Research Center in collaboration with the administration, Department Heads, and Dean for the College of Agriculture and the Director and Associate Directors of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the day to day operations and implementation of operational and research projects of a unit within an agricultural research center and acting as unit head in the absence of the Director for technical, administrative, and resource management matters at the center to support all AAES programs related to row crop production for research, teaching, and/or extension programs. Essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following:
Planning, overseeing, and implementing all aspects of a research unit to include design, system installation, operation, and data collection for precision agriculture and soil fertility research, teaching, and extension projects.
Interacting with a variety of individuals and groups for tours, seminars, and presentations;
Scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining records of research;
Procuring equipment and supplies to sustain research projects;
Supervising machinery operation, maintenance, and repair;
Supervising and/or monitors clean up and sanitation of research facility and equipment;
May assist in the development and monitoring of the department budget;
Ensuring compliance with pesticide application, procedure, and standards, as well as other regulations specific to execution of job responsibilities;
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes directing and coordinating work schedules, training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.

Education Level Bachelor's degree Field of Study

Degree in Agricultural Business, Management, Business, or related agricultural field OR equivalent.

Years of Experience 5 years Area of Experience

Experience in agricultural operations and/or agricultural research with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Education Level Field of Study Years of Experience Area of Experience Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal, written communication skills and demonstrated technical excellence and ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential.

Minimum Technology Skills Minimum License and Certifications
Desired Qualifications

1. A Master’s degree in the agricultural sciences, Certified Pesticide Applicator License (D&R Preferred), knowledge and experience with row crop research, maintenance and operation of equipment, and supervisory experience are preferred.
2. Demonstrated experience with precision agriculture technology is also desired.
3. Advanced computer skills
4. Relevant work experience in row crop research.

Salary Grade 35 Salary Range $51,900 - $86,400 Job Category Executive/Director/Management Working Hours if Non-Traditional List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position Posting Date 07/17/2020 Closing Date EEO Statement

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature on the on-line application system and attach the following: cover letter, resume. Only complete application packets will be considered for selection.

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  2. Cover Letter
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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Agricultural Business, Management, Business, or related agricultural field OR equivalent?
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