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Job ID: 149835

Large Animal Caretaker
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Title Large Animal Caretaker
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking "Excellence in Every Way," the ideal Large Animal Caretaker will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Clean and sanitize stalls and barns daily
Keep feed room swept and cleaned
Clean and sanitize water buckets and troughs daily
Keep paddock and outside exercise areas clean
Assist with feeding and watering animals as needed
Unloading and storing feed, hay and bedding in the appropriate areas
Providing animals for laboratories as needed
Assist with pasture maintenance and upkeep
Assist with upkeep and health maintenance of University-owned animals
Assist with animal transportation
Weekend and holiday work may be required
Perform other duties as assigned by the VMTH Director and the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in consultation with the hospital director


High School diploma or equivalent
Experience working with farm animals
Ability to operate farm equipment (tractor, bush hog, pressure washer etc.)
Must be able to lift 50lbs or more without difficulty
Good interpersonal and communication skills

Commensurate with education, training and experience

The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of 3 to 5 references with detailed contact information. Copies of unofficial transcripts must also be submitted (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet for consideration of the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Completed applications may be mailed or submitted electronically to:
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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