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Barn Assistant

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Barn Assistant

Job Class Code

ID01 (A-B)

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Barn Assistant
The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a Barn Assistant position to perform general construction and maintenance of farm equipment and facilities that support routine care for animals. This position is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who enjoy working outdoors, being around farm animals, and all the tough jobs involved in farm work.

Why work as a Barn Assistant?
  • You’ll get to work outside on the “Loveliest Village on the Plains”
  • You’ll make an impact supporting the care of animals and the work the College of Veterinary Medicine performs!
  • You’ll get to start your day early, and end your day early! (Shifts are 5:00am – 2:00pm)
  • Built-in promotional opportunities based on performance (progressing through job levels I, II, III, and IV)!
  • Tuition benefits for yourself and your dependents!
  • Steady employment, state benefits, and a place you can build a career!
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 and generous retirement plans. Learn more about Auburn’s impact, benefits, and community by visiting .

To learn more about the College of Veterinary Medicine, visit:

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintenance and repair of farm buildings and grounds;
  • Welding and repair of farm equipment;
  • Being feed person for all teaching herd animals which physically involves feeding 5-6 gallon buckets of feed to cows, horses, llamas, sheep, goats, etc. every day;
  • Visually check all teaching herd animals for lameness, cuts, abrasions, runny noses, etc. and report any issues to Bovine or Equine Technicians;
  • Help technicians round up and move animals when necessary;
  • Make sure that employees are suited up properly for cleaning the Isolation Building and that the waste is properly bagged and stored in the Isolation waste area;
  • Clean stalls and barns daily to a sanitary state that will meet inspection.
The formal AU title for this position is Tech, Agricultural-Veterinary (I/II)

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent for entry level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires a high school diploma and 1 year of experience in farming practices, or a degree can be used to substitute for experience.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Possession of a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain a pesticide license may be required in specific positions.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$14.50/hr- $16.25/hr

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Mon-Fri, 5:00am - 2:00pm; Some weekend work may be needed.

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Posting Date


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.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

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  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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  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
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