Tech I/II/III, Agriculture (Crossville, AL)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Sandmountain Research Ext Ctr

Division Name

Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title

Tech I/II/III, Agriculture (Crossville, AL)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position is located in Crossville, AL.

The individual selected for this position will perform basic level technical research tasks in agronomy, horticulture, livestock care, and farm facility repair maintenance at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center located in Crossville, AL.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to the following: assists in soil preparation, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting crops used for research; operates and performs minor maintenance and repair on various research and farm equipment such as trucks, tractors, pickers, combines, lawn care equipment, and research equipment; cares for animals which includes feeding, watering, administering medication, and transporting in compliance with regulations and research protocols and others defined criteria; assists in collecting, recording and/or reporting various observations, measurements, or other information for research projects; and constructs, repairs, and maintains facilities which may include (but is not limited to) houses, barns, storage buildings, fences, corrals, and processing facilities; periodically clean pens, stables, barns, and pits.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

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 or equivalent and one year of experience in farming practices.

- Level III requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in farming practices.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of 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.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated technical excellence; and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Must be willing to work after hours and on weekends.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection is required. Must be able to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of the hire date.

Desired Qualifications

Row crop experience desired.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$18,400 - $37,200

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

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