This position will be located at Mt. Meigs, AL and is a one-year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding.
Oversees residents of the Department of Youth Services through the development and implementation of recreational, occupational, educational, and social activities utilizing various aspects of the Garden Program.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: manages all aspects of student garden and provides support for the larger psychoeducational-therapeutic programming present at the facility; conducts classes and leads a group on agricultural and broader wildlife education subjects; supervises students in DYS custody; manages greenhouse production; develops curriculum for student garden program; creates and maintains inventory of all garden equipment; creates proposals for funding of program activities and presents those proposal to ABSOP director; operates farm machinery and heavy equipment; performs plot layout; may perform fertilizer application; operates irrigation systems; harvests crops, collects data for research experiment protocols; conducts routine measurements and analysis on research projects; performs general maintenance on equipment, buildings, and fences; and performs the calibration of equipment and sprayers.