Farm Assistant in Auburn, AL

Auburn University
  • Full Time
  • Auburn, AL
  • $30,150 - $43,500 a year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Job Description

The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a Barn Assistant position to perform general construction and maintenance of farm equipment and facilities that support routine care for animals. This position is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who enjoy working outdoors, being around farm animals, and all the tough jobs involved in farm work.

Why work as a Farm Assistant?

  • You’ll get to work outside on the “Loveliest Village on the Plains”
  • You’ll make an impact supporting the care of animals and the work the College of Veterinary Medicine performs!
  • Built-in promotional opportunities based on performance (progressing through job levels I, II, III, and IV)!
  • Tuition benefits for yourself and your dependents after a year of employment!
  • Steady employment, state benefits, and a place you can build a career!
About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting
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Essential Functions
1. Performs general construction and maintenance of farm equipment, structures, and grounds to include, but not limited to, fences, stalls, barns, roads, ponds, farm buildings, and lawn/field care.

2. Provides routine animal care such as daily feeding, watering, cleaning/sanitation of stalls and barns, rotational grazing, monitoring health and safety of animals, and transportation of animals to proper location.

3. May handle pesticides, herbicides, and hazardous chemicals on a team or alone.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Level I: High school diploma or equivalent.
Level II: High school diploma or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant experience.
Level III : High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of relevant experience.
Level IV: High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience.

Substitutions allowed for 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, License, and Certifications
Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable.
  • Injuries may require professional treatment.
  • Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable;

priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

  • Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Job occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Desired Qualifications
Desired Qualifications
Ability to obtain a pesticide license may be required in specific positions.
Posting Detail Information
Salary Range
$30,150 – $43,500
Job Category
Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
Includes weekends and holidays
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Posting Date
Position Information
Requisition Number
Home Org Name
Veterinary Medicine Administration
Division Name
College of Veterinary Medicine
Position Title
Farm Assistant
Job Class Code
Appointment Status
Part-time FTE
Limited Term
Limited Term Length
8 years
EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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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