** This position is located in Crossville, AL in DeKalb County **
The individual in this position performs 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 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.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence and the ability to work independently and/or in a team environment are also required as well as a valid driver's license.
Applicant must be willing to work after hours and on weekends and be able to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License.
Salary range will be commensurate with education and experience.
Please attach the following: cover letter, resume and professional references.
Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)