Agricultural Technician

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 016600 - Foundation Herds
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade:  10

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center consists of 1,200 acres of land adjacent to the Mississippi State University campus of which 250 acres is devoted to horse production. The current university horse herd consists of 70 horses used for teaching, research, and extension activities.

Area of Specialization:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Agricultural Technician will assist the Facilities Supervisor in activities associated with the care of the horse herd including palpation, ultrasound and general management of breeding animals. Assist with the care of the horse herd including feeding, foaling, health and foot care, record keeping, ordering supplies, maintenance of facilities and equipment. Assist and support faculty with instructional courses, extension programs, and research activities, field days, tours, shows and sales.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma.

Six months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified AND six months of general experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in animal and dairy science or closely related field and at least one year of experience working with and managing horses.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must complete the online professional application located at to be considered for this position. Resume with contact information for three references should be attached to the online application. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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