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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

Hiring Department

Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Job Description

This is a part-time position responsible for providing basic husbandry for equine that may enter the hospital. Must ensure that all pens, stalls, treatment areas, connecting corridors are adequately cleaned and disinfected so that biosecurity integrity can be maintained. Rail work, catches and hinges on all pens, stalls and treatment areas must be cleaned and maintained continuously. May include duties in the food animal clinic caring for cattle, pigs, sheep, llamas, etc that may enter the hospital.


Salary Range: Hiring at $15/hour

GGS Grade: B

University Title: Equine Animal Care Worker

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


This is a part-time position. Monday - Friday 7am - 12pm

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read and write.
  • One to two years of experience with caring for horses and/or livestock.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Lift items weighing up to 70 lbs.
    • Grasp handles of shovels for scooping.
    • Climb on railings.
    • Grasp brooms and mops for cleaning.
    • Observe animal behavior.
Work around dust, chemicals, animal waste and water.

Preferred Qualifications

Equine handling experience. Excellent communication skills. Some heavy lifting and periodic use of forklifts, trucks and other equipment.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577 .

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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