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Job ID: 133232

Sheep Center Manager
University of Idaho

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2019
Title Sheep Center Manager
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline 12/8/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

University of Idaho

Sheep Center Manager

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $59,425 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Manager is a non-faculty exempt position that is responsible for all operations at the Palouse Research, Extension, and Education Center (PREEC) Sheep Unit. This person is responsible for supervising, training, evaluating and setting schedules for benefit-eligible and temporary employees at the sheep unit. The Manager ensures current SOP protocols are updated and adhered to for all operation tasks. The Manager manages the Sheep Unit budget and expenditures, ensuring expenditures are appropriate and accurate. Along with the Animal and Feed Mill Manager, Superintendent of the PREEC, and the Animal and Veterinarian (AVS) Department Head, the Manager is responsible for maintaining a year end balanced budget for all unit budgets. The Manager will occasionally be asked to provide management relief at the UI Dairy, Feed Mill and Beef Units and assist with other PREEC activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: BS degree in Animal Science, Agriculture or related field at time of hire and at least 2 years experience handling and working with large animals.
Experience in: computerized record keeping and basic research principles; maintaining accurate records and managing budgets.
Experience working with diverse individuals; communicating effectively in writing; supervising and training others.
Must hold a valid drivers license and be able to pass a drivers record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

MS degree in Animal Science or closely related field.
Effective verbal communication skills.
Experience and interest in research involving aspects of sheep management, health, reproduction and nutrition.
Working knowledge of sanitation procedures necessary in livestock care.
Knowledge of safety practices necessary in handling animals, farm equipment, and vehicles.
Experience in operation of a skid-steer loader, tractors, and loading and towing of livestock trailers.
Experience fitting and showing livestock.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Able to handle and restrain large animals. As the job requires hand feeding, must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.

Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.

Posting Number: SP002352P

Posting Date: 11/06/2019

Closing Date: 12/8/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Please note: to be considered, your Letter of Qualification must address EACH of the required 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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