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Job ID: 130034

Agricultural Foreperson
University of Idaho

Date Posted Sep. 30, 2019
Title Agricultural Foreperson
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
    Agriculture/Animal Care

University of Idaho

Agricultural Foreperson

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $15.88 per hour or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Assistant Farm Supervisor performs general farm support duties including operating farm equipment; assisting with all agronomic practices associated with dry land farming, livestock operations, maintenance and harvest; and assisting with equipment and facility maintenance and repair. The employee works under the Associate Manager of the Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center (PREEC) Beef and Sheep units.

Minimum Qualifications:

o Two years minimum experience operating and supervising in agricultural or mechanical areas.

o Experience in: working with livestock; dry land farming and farm management techniques, including equipment operation and maintenance; operating, troubleshooting and effecting minor repairs of farm equipment, tools and machinery.

o Possess limited pesticide applicators license or the ability to obtain this license within three months of hire.

o Must have a valid drivers license and able to successfully pass a drivers record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

o Two years college training in agricultural production or mechanics.

o Knowledge of: requirements of livestock research; proper chemical application and safety procedures.

o Ability to: maintain computerized records; work with divers individuals; follow instructions and communicate clearly.

o Ability to: supervise others; work effectively with faculty and co-workers; follow good safety practices; keep detailed records; work with a variety of people with varying backgrounds and cultures; explain procedures and train other.

o Experience: with maintenance of building and fencing systems.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

o Willingness to: work with toxic chemicals; work in adverse environmental conditions.

o Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move heavy objects up to 75 pounds.

o Willingness to: work odd and irregular hours including weekends and holidays, if required.

Posting Number: SP002327P

Posting Date: 09/26/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to candidates that apply by 10/13/2019.

Please note: to be considered, your Letter of Qualification must address EACH of the minimum qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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