Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227631-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Arlington
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Agricultural Supervisor position supervises and coordinates the activities and work schedules of University Staff, University Staff Fixed Term-Finite, Temporary Employees, and student hourly employees. The incumbent trains new hires, supports all milk production and dairy research at the Arlington Blaine UW Dairy, and assists supervising dairy employees. The department dairy facilities include the Dairy Cattle Center (UW-Madison campus), Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center (Arlington, WI), and interaction with the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station.

This position will work primarily at the Emmons Blaine Dairy Center. Production aspects include feeding, breeding, milking, and general animal care of the dairy herds. Research includes coordinating and implementing research projects involving the dairy herd to meet the needs of more than 25 faculty/academic staff and 20 graduate students and research interns actively involved in research projects. The position provides supervision, training, and scheduling of 25 University Staff herd employees, Temporary Employees, and student employees. Supervision varies dependent upon the availability of the research program manager and research specialist, but position incumbent will need to work with a high degree of independence.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least one year of experience working with dairy cattle is required.
-Experience with dairy production management.
-Experience with personnel supervision and training.
-Experience operating truck and trailer for hauling cattle is highly desirable.



Work Schedule:

Work schedule 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Incumbent is responsible for taking emergency call every third weekend. Days and hours may rotate based upon operational needs.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.60 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.

Individuals able to meet the requirement to work 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and those experienced with personnel supervision, dairy production management, facility management, and at least one year working with dairy cattle are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of agronomic practices associated with supporting dairy farm operations and knowledge of milking equipment regulations and maintenance preferred. Basic farm equipment skills, such as operating skid loaders, tractors, and barn cleaners, is required.

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references. Starting pay is based on experience and qualifications.


Jessica Cederquist
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Sep 30 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 14 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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