Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
May 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Psychological Sciences

Division Name

College of Liberal Arts

Position Title


Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position will be located at Mt. Meigs, AL and is a one-year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding.

Oversees residents of the Department of Youth Services through the development and implementation of recreational, occupational, educational, and social activities utilizing various aspects of the Garden Program.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: manages all aspects of student garden and provides support for the larger psychoeducational-therapeutic programming present at the facility; conducts classes and leads a group on agricultural and broader wildlife education subjects; supervises students in DYS custody; manages greenhouse production; develops curriculum for student garden program; creates and maintains inventory of all garden equipment; creates proposals for funding of program activities and presents those proposal to ABSOP director; operates farm machinery and heavy equipment; performs plot layout; may perform fertilizer application; operates irrigation systems; harvests crops, collects data for research experiment protocols; conducts routine measurements and analysis on research projects; performs general maintenance on equipment, buildings, and fences; and performs the calibration of equipment and sprayers.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Horticulture or a related field such as wildlife science, conservation biology, agriculture, or biological sciences

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Gardening, farming, or greenhouse related experience. Must have experience in a mentorship role.

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

Knowledge of agricultural practices relevant to developing and maintaining a productive vegetable, horticulture, and fruit garden; knowledge of fertilizer and /or pesticide applications; knowledge and ability to use power tools, machinery and materials for gardening. Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 25 pounds. Job occasionally requires climbing or balancing, and lifting more than 100 pounds. Must have experience in a mentorship role.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience managing a garden in a learning environment. Proven leadership experience. Superior communication skills. Experience working with youth in a mentorship role is highly desired. Teaching certificates will be highly weighted but are not required.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$28,000 - $46,700

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Mt. Meigs

State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. 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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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Horticulture or relevant degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 1 year experience in gardening, farm, or greenhouse related experience? Must have experience in a mentorship role.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. 'Please see resume' is not a valid answer.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No

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