University of Idaho
Manager, Beef Unit
Col of Agricultural & Life
$61,734.40 annually or higher depending on
The Beef Unit Manager is a non-faculty exempt position that is
responsible for all operations at the Palouse Research, Extension,
and Education Center (PREEC) Beef Unit. The individual is
ultimately responsible for all animal care at the beef unit. This
position is also responsible for supervising, training, evaluating
and setting schedules for board appointed and temporary employees
at the beef unit. The individual ensures current SOP protocols are
updated and adhered to for all operation tasks and manages the Beef
Unit budget and expenditures, ensuring expenditures are appropriate
and accurate. Care of the Beef Unit facilities is also essential.
Along with the Animal Units Operations Manager of PREEC, the Beef
Unit Manager is responsible for maintaining a year end balanced
budget for the beef unit. This individual will occasionally be
asked to provide management relief at the UI Dairy, Feed, and Sheep
Units and assist with other PREEC activities.
- Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related field.
- Experience with maintenance and operation of livestock
- Experience with computerized recordkeeping and basic research
- Experience maintaining accurate records and managing
- Experience working with and communicating effectively in
writing with diverse individuals.
- Experience handling large animals.
- Experience supervising and training others.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- M.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field.
- Experience and interest in research involving aspects of beef
management, health, reproduction and nutrition.
- Working knowledge of sanitation procedures necessary in
- 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.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully
pass a driver’s record check.
- Have a current Idaho Artificial Insemination License, or
ability to obtain one with in 12 months of hire.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings,
late nights, weekends, and holidays.
Open Until Filled:
First consideration for receipt of applications is July 31,
IMPORTANT: 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.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative