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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number
0801537

Classification Title
Farm Technician

Working Title

Department
College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture

Department Contact Email
mhoffmaster@centralstate.edu

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary:
The Farm Technician is a shared position: 70% Agricultural and Research Development Program ( ARDP ) and 30% Cooperative Extension Program ( CEP ) at Central State University and will work with the Assistant Director of Farm Operations in managing the land, livestock, fields, buildings, equipment, and properties. The Farm Technician Will supervise student workers conducting farm activities and when needed work with volunteers and visitors related to Land-Grant outreach activities. The Farm Technician will also assist With moving equipment and mobile units to regions in the state and, as needed, with Extension demonstration sites on the farm and in the Extension regions. This position requires a strong, practical knowledge of agricultural and farm management skills to assist with all farming tasks including animal and crop operations, including but not limited to, seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field maintenance tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists researchers as directed by the Assistant Director of Farm Operations in activities on the farm
  • Hires and supervises student workers in farm activities
  • Assists in managing land, property, field operations for planting, crop input applications, equipment readiness, and harvesting
  • Responsible for all aspects of farming operations, including but not limited to, farm development, ground preparation and planting process, hiring and management of seasonal labor
  • Maintains fields, buildings, fencing, and equipment
  • Ensures the availability of the facilities for approved extension and research projects
  • Assists with planning and implementation of research and extension activities
  • Helps design and implement farm management practices on SU’s farm land; this includes cropland, woodland, and pastures
  • Assists with moving equipment and mobile units to Extension regions for educational programming
  • Assists when needed with Extension demonstration sites and projects on the CSU farm and in the Extension regions
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of farming / livestock experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate and maintain agricultural tractors and machinery
  • Demonstrated good organizational and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrated good communication skills
  • Ability to plan and maintain a flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend work to meet time demands and/or special needs of program management.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree in Agriculture, Mechanical, or related area
  • Pesticide applicator’s license
Posting Date
01/12/2024

Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Category
Staff - Bi-Weekly (Non Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts


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