Associate Director, Agricultural Research/Extension Center

College of Agricultural   Headland, AL   Full-time     Other
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Posted on February 19, 2021

Associate Director, Agricultural Research/Extension Center Wiregrass Research & Extension Center - Headland, AL

This position is located in Headland, Alabama.
The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director.

The individual selected for this position will provide leadership to the center in collaboration with the Director of Experiment Station Research Operations, administration, Department Heads, and Dean for the College of Agriculture and the Director and Associate Directors of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
Responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations and implementation of operational and research projects at the center to support all AAES programs related to row crop and cattle production for research, eaching, and/or extension programs.

Specific duties may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following:

Planning, overseeing, and implementing all aspects of a research unit to include design, system installation, operation, and data collection for row crop and cattle research, teaching, and extension projects.
Interacting with a variety of individuals and groups for tours, seminars, and presentations.
Scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining records of research. Procuring equipment and supplies to sustain research projects.
Supervising machinery operation, maintenance, and repair. Supervising and/or monitorimg clean up and sanitation of research facility and equipment. May assist in the development and monitoring of the department budget. Ensuring compliance with pesticide application, procedure, and standards, as well as other regulations specific to execution of job responsibilities;
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes directing and coordinating work schedules, training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.
The minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Agricultural Business,
Management, Business, or related field and 5 years of experience in agricultural operations and/or agricultural research with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability. Excellent interpersonal, written communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are essential.

Desired qualifications include the following:
Master's degree in the agricultural sciences Certified Pesticide Applicator License (D&R Preferred) Knowledge and experience with row crop research. Experience with maintenance and operation of equipment Supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience with precision agriculture technology. Advanced computer skills. Relevant work experience in row crop research.
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