This position is located in Fairhope, AL.
The individual selected for this position will perform basic level farm and technical research tasks for the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center.
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; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Some light construction and building maintenance, and irrigation system repair and maintenance will also be expected when needed.
Education Level High school diploma or equivalent
Field of Study
Years of Experience No experience required for level l. Salary Range: $18,400 – $30,600
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
- Level II requires a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.
Salary Range: $20,300 – $33,800
- Level III requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of relevant experience.
Salary Range: $22,300 – $37,200
Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.
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.
Minimum Skills and Abilities
*Knowledge of farm equipment and safety.
*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.
Experience and/or knowledge of row crop production and ability to operate farm equipment, loader and/or backhoe is desired.