Agriculture & Natural Resource Research Assistant

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
United States
Job Description

Job Summary

The Agriculture & Natural Resource research assistant will assist with specific Cooperative Extension Program projects related to renewable energy (solar), forestry, and crop field observation/monitoring. Duties will include data collection, reporting and presentations. The candidate should have a background in agriculture and experience in public speaking and using software programming for data collection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use of GIS software programs to analyze crop/forestry land data to create maps and output.

  • Use of Microsoft Office software to prepare reports and presentations.

  • Operate the following equipment:

    • Digital DSLR camera

    • UAV drone basic operations

    • Drone processing software

    • AutoCAD software program

    • RTK GPS related units

  • Maintains conference, workshops and event registration.

  • Inspects and verifies completed projects meet FVSU quality standards.

  • Assist with tours, field days and event reports and presentations on projects.

  • Excellent communication and outreach efforts to the public and students.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent customer service

  • Knowledge of Adobe software and Microsoft Office software

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to multitask

  • Ability to work weekends on occasion and travel with overnight stays


  • Three years of experience in data collection and land evaluation.

  • Completed course in Statistics

Working conditions

  • Evening/night/weekend work - occasionally

  • Working outdoors in various climates, hot and cold - occasionally

  • Regular office environment, climate controlled

Physical requirements

stand or sit for extended periods and be physically mobile without assistance.

Start Date & Potential Salary

This is a full-time position. The candidate will have an effective start date of January 5, 2023, and a starting annual salary of $43,000.

Direct reports

This employee will report to Project Investigator/Leader for assignments.