Asst Farm Mgr, Research & Ext, SAREC

University of Wyoming
Baltimore, WY
United States
Category
Job Description

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives


JOB TITLE:  


Assistant Farm Manager, Research and Extension


JOB PURPOSE:   


Assist in the management and day to day operation of a University Agricultural Center: manage and perform farming and livestock duties.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  



  •  Manage and participate in the tillage, irrigation, fertilization, application of chemicals, harvesting of hay and care of beef cattle herd and equipment.

  •  Work closely with feed mills, substations and supply companies to manage, receive and place orders.

  • Operate, maintain and repair equipment used in agriculture and farming.

  • Assist faculty in conducting research and data collection.

  • Estimate the needs for the general farming operations.

  • Care and treatment of animals including branding, castrating, dehorning cattle, docking, and herding sheep

  • Regularly scheduled weekends/on call are part of this position.

  • Move up to 100 pounds regularly with or without reasonable accommodation.


SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:  



  • May assist in building maintenance, repair and remodeling as necessary.

  • May assist in training and supervision of existing farm crew and part-time staff.

  • May act as Farm Manager in Farm Manager's absence.

  • May travel to other centers to transport and test livestock and collect data.

  • May work at other livestock units as needed.


This position has been deemed essential as addressed in the University of Wyoming’s Employee Handbook.  Employees in essential positions may be required to work during emergency closures and winter closure based on the nature of their job duties and the reasons for the closure. 


This position involves on-call status.


COMPETENCIES:  



  • Adaptability

  • Attention to Detail

  • Collaboration

  • Consistency

  • Quality Orientation

  • Safety Awareness


REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY: 


This position provides vital support to customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work at SAREC.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  


Experience: Six years work related experience OR Bachelor's degree with two years of work-related experience.


Required licensure, certification, registration or other requirements: 


Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.



  • Valid Wyoming Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license or ability to obtain within one year.

  • Valid Wyoming CDL or ability to obtain within one year.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  


Knowledge of:



  • Agriculture and horticulture practices including, but not limited to tillage, planting, irrigation, pesticide application and harvesting.

  • Common techniques, equipment and technology used in both research and production settings across dryland and irrigated cropping systems along with the care and feeding of livestock.  

  • Safe, conscientious and detailed adjustment and operation of all equipment.

  • Technology based agriculture equipment operation such as GPS guidance, rate control, planter seed rate control, yield mapping and drones.

  • Supervision and training techniques and practices.

  • Basic computer applications.

  • Most work performed outdoors; regular exposure to dirt, dust, noise, adverse weather conditions and mechanical hazards when operating farm tools/equipment.


REQUIRED MATERIALS:  


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  


HIRING STATEMENT:  


This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 07/12/2023 will receive full consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   


In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.


ABOUT LINGLE:


The small town of Lingle was built from the Railroad and Agriculture industries. With less than 500 people, Lingle has a strong sense of community. Located in Goshen County, Lingle is only 10 miles from Torrington. For more information on Lingle, visit https://townoflingle.com/