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Agriculture Technician (EVSRC Beef Unit)

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 1, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name

Division Name
Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title
Agriculture Technician (EVSRC Beef Unit)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Two Positions Available

The Agriculture Experiment Station is seeking applicants for an Agriculture Technician . The individuals selected for these positions will perform basic level farm and technical research tasks related to beef cattle at the E. V. Smith Research Center located in Shorter, AL.

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Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • General farm and cattle duties.
  • Performing day-to-day animal husbandry tasks such as providing food and water.
  • Cleaning animal enclosures and facilities.
  • Assisting with breeding procedures, and maintaining proper research data.
  • Observing animals, as well as identifying and reporting concerns about their health status or well being.
  • Performing general maintenance on equipment, buildings, and fences.
  • Operating equipment such as tractors, feed mixers, fence sprayers, etc.
Duties are often required to be performed in inclement weather in all seasons and occasionally on holidays and weekends.

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 experience in farming practices .
Level III : High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of experience in farming practices.
Level IV: High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of experience in farming practices.

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

Knowledge of farm equipment and safety.
Ability to count and use measuring equipment accurately.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated technical excellence; and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Must be willing to work in inclement weather in all seasons and occasionally after hours and on holidays and weekends.

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

CDL and experience working with cattle.

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  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?
    • Yes
    • No

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