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Manager, Beef Unit

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
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Full Time
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University of Idaho

Manager, Beef Unit

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $61,734.40 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related field.
  • Experience with maintenance and operation of livestock production equipment.
  • Experience with computerized recordkeeping and basic research principles.
  • Experience maintaining accurate records and managing budgets.
  • Experience working with and communicating effectively in writing with diverse individuals.
  • Experience handling large animals.
  • Experience supervising and training others.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 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:
  • Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 pounds.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • 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.

Posting Number: SP003468P

Posting Date: 07/11/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First consideration for receipt of applications is July 31, 2022.

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.

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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