Assistant Farm Manager

Job description

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Farm Manager FLSA Status Non Exempt Posted Salary Range Commensurate with Experience Employment Status Full Time Department School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Minimum Qualifications

Must possess and maintain a Mississippi Driver’s License.

Purpose of Job

The Assistant Farm Manager will work under the supervision of the Farm Manager and will assist in carrying out all farm activities in connection with the operation of the farm such as:
•Assist in the implementation of horticultural/agronomic practices required for the production, harvesting, packing and maintenance of crops as outlined in the farm plan, and perform all farm-related activities in connection with the operation of the Incubator program.
•Assist in identifying working partnerships with relevant local organizations, agencies and institutions to deliver educational programs, events and activities.
•Assist with all crop production practices
•Assist with harvesting of all crops
•Assist with pruning, spraying chemicals on crops, and storage of farm produce
•Assist with the upkeep of the research facility and all farm equipment
•Carry out other duties as assigned
•Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
•Must possess and maintain a Mississippi Driver’s License
•Must adhere to all safely standards and work practices set by Alcorn State University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
•Should be well organized and able to work independently without close supervision

Scope of Responsibilities Essential Job Functions

•Mow grass and trims with power mowers and other power tools
•Weed research plots as directed
•Remove dead branches, prunes, and maintains fruit plots
•Assisting with field preparation
•Assisting in all crop production practices
•Assisting with mowing the grass and keeping field free of weeds


•Minimum of 10 years of crop production experience in horticulture/agronomy related field
•Minimum of 10 years of work experience with farmers and producers in communities
•Possess a valid driver’s license and is required to participate in educational demonstrations, programs, events and activities regarding the Extension Program

Licensing and Certifications Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other partners involved in the Incubator Program activities.
•Ability to work within the overall organization of Alcorn State University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
•Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and the ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
•Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills.

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas No Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds Occasionally Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds Occasionally Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds Not Required Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds Not Required Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds Not Required Travel Occasionally Extended Work Hours Occasionally Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S522 Number of Vacancies 1 Location Lorman Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 01/17/2019 Close Date 01/31/2019 Open Until Filled No EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

Advertising Summary Excellent Benefits Package Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 1/18/2019
Application Due: 1/31/2019
Work Type: