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Agriculture Tech I/II/III - Shorter, AL

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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

Position Information

Requisition Number

S1782P

Home Org Name

EV SMITH RESEARCH CENTER

Division Name

Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title

Agriculture Tech I/II/III - Shorter, AL

Job Class Code

GB02A/B/C

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position is located in Shorter, AL

E. V. Smith Research Center located in Shorter, AL seeks candidates for an Agriculture Tech positionto perform basic level farm and technical research tasks for the Plant Breeding Unit.

Located on Interstate 85 between Auburn and Montgomery, E.V. Smith Research Center is the most visible agricultural facility in Alabama. The only facility named for a former AAES director—Edwin V. Smith who served at Auburn from 1929 to 1972—it is also the largest and most comprehensive with research units in beef cattle, horticulture, plant breeding, field crops and biosystems engineering.

About Auburn: 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.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn .

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

To learn more about the E.V. Smith Research Center, please visit: https://aaes.auburn.edu/regional-centers/#ev-smith

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Operating and maintaining farm machinery and equipment in support of agricultural research.
  • Pesticide application; assisting in soil preparation, planting, laying out research plots. harvesting fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.
  • May assist in collecting, recording and/or reporting various observations.
  • Measurements or other information for research projects; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Some light construction and vehicle/equipment maintenance will also be expected when needed.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

No experience required for level l

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels
  • Level II requires a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.
  • Level III requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of relevant experience.
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Degrees accepted in lieu of years of experience for Level i and II. No experience needed for Level I.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of farm equipment and safety.
  • Ability to count and use measuring equipment accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection is required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience operating tractors and other farm equipment.
  • Alabama restricted use pesticide license.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade

26

Salary Range

$14.50/hr - $17.88/hr

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Shorter

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

The position requires frequent standing and walking, occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

Posting Date

06/29/2022

Closing Date

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/30394
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
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