Position: Organic Food and Argriculture Technical Assistant
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming "One Tuskegee," the ideal Organic Food and Agriculture Technical Assistant will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assist specialists with organic projects (i.e., field preparation, planting, cultivating, organic pest management, application of soil amendments, harvesting, grading, weighing, and farm record-keeping)
Assist the team with general maintenance of organic farm equipment and facilities.
Participate in the development of content for educational resources for experiential training of students in organic farming.
Participate in field visits to organic farms and related facilities.
Assist in developing content for educational materials and publications such as extension fact sheets and technical reports on organic agriculture.
Perform other duties assigned by Project Director
Education/Experience: A high school diploma plus two (2) or more years of experience in agriculture
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must be courteous and provide excellent customer service
Must be a team player
Education/Experience: A bachelor degree in Agriculture or related discipline
Experience in organic agriculture
Commensurate with education, training, and experience
Additional Position Information
This position does require weekend and after work hours during peek season
This position does require some travel
This position is funded through a grant and basic budget funding
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
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