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Agriculture Technician- Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center (Fairhope, AL)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024


Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number
S3329P

Home Org Name
Gulf Coast Research Ext Ctr

Division Name
Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title
Agriculture Technician- Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center (Fairhope, AL)

Job Class Code
GB02 A/B/C/D

Appointment Status
Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term
No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center is seeking candidates for an Agriculture Technician. This position is located in Fairhope, AL.

The individual selected for this position will perform basic level farm and technical research tasks for the center.

With its location one mile east of Mobile Bay and 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center in Fairhope enjoys a climate that’s ideal for a highly diversified research program, and the GCREC takes full advantage of that. The long growing seasons and mostly mild winters allow for research on all of Alabama’s major row crops as well as on turfgrass, vegetable and fruit crops, pecans, beef cattle and forage. The GCREC’s top goal is to help southwest Alabama producers maximize their income.

Why should YOU consider a career with the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center?
  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents.
  • Generous leave policies (including paid parental leave!)
  • The satisfaction of knowing YOU made an impact in making farms more efficient and sustainable.
Learn more about Auburn’s impact and generous employee benefits by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn .

About Auburn University: 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.

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.

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.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Operating and maintaining farm machinery and equipment in support of agricultural research.
  • Assisting in soil preparation, planting, laying out research plots, harvesting row crops.
  • Application of fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals.
  • Assist in the production of horticulture crops such as vegetables, fruits and nuts; occasional handling of livestock.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Some light construction, building maintenance, and irrigation system repair and maintenance will also be expected when needed.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Level I: High school diploma or equivalent; no experience required.

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.

*Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

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.
  • Knowledge of working and handling cattle.
  • Ability to count and use measuring equipment accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
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 and/or knowledge of row crop production and ability to operate farm equipment, loader and/or backhoe is desired.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$31,200 - $40,100

Job Category
Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:
Fairhope

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
01/19/2024

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/42881
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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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
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  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
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  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
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