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Ag Technician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

This position is located at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located in Blackstone, Virginia. The position will provide support as an agricultural technician by collecting research information and maintaining research plots, including planting, irrigating, cultivating, and harvesting. Duties include driving back and forth between research plots both on and off the AREC grounds to carry out these tasks.

Required Qualifications

Experience and/or education in agriculture or basic science. Experience working in adverse weather conditions. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with tobacco, forage, livestock, row crop, and/or vegetable production. Knowledge of duties required in the production and research of crops in fields, greenhouses, and laboratories.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$15.00 - $17.00; commensurate with experience

Review Date

February 29, 2024

Additional Information

Ability to continuously work outside in adverse weather conditions. Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to frequently stand, sit, bend, twist, walk, and squat. Must have a criminal background check | Must have valid driver's license | Must have an acceptable and safe driving record | Must provide own transportation on a regular basis to and from work.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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