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Job ID: 137615

Ranch Production Assistant: Crops & Livestock
University of Idaho

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2020
Title Ranch Production Assistant: Crops & Livestock
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

University of Idaho

Ranch Production Assistant: Crops & Livestock

Location: Off Campus Location - Salmon

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $14.70 per hour or higher depending on experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled farm and ranch duties as directed by the Ranch Manager or Superintendent. These duties include but not limited to: operating farm equipment to prepare seed beds; planting, cultivating and harvesting crops; performing weed/pest control; feeding/handling/doctoring livestock; maintaining and building fencing and livestock enclosures; irrigating; and working effectively both individually and as a team member.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Associates degree and 3 years experience OR high school degree, completion of high school equivalency or GED and 5 years experience working in agriculture.

- Experience operating basic farm equipment and assisting with the maintenance of the tractors and trucks.

- Experience working with and treating minor medical issues with cattle while in pastures and corrals.

- Experience working on ranch facilities; work may be performed on foot, machine or horse.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelors degree in an agricultural related field.

- Ability to weld, rope cattle, use a weed sprayer, operate and drive a variety of equipment.

- Ability to effectively communicate with ranch employees, faculty, and staff.

- Experience with a variety of irrigation methods.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

- Must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 lbs.

- Must have a valid drivers license and be able to pass a driving background check.

- Ability to obtain a commercial pesticide applicators license within 12 months of hire.

- Ability to work in adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Number: SP002399P

Posting Date: 01/30/2020

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to those who apply by February 18, 2020. This position will remain open until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.

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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