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Farm Assistant WS (Horse Center)

Linn-Benton Community College
Albany, Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 26, 2023


Position Information

Posting Number:

Position Type:
Work Study, Student Employment

Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Position Title:
Farm Assistant WS (Horse Center)

Employment Requirement

Agricultural Sciences

Albany Campus, Albany, OR

Job Summary:

Assists with property/grounds maintenance and farm operations. May provide assistance in caring for the animals.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Must maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits at LBCC, maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout each term and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better (some positions may require a higher GPA ), and have financial aid in place to be eligible to work in a Work Study student employee capacity at Linn-Benton Community College.
Must have the ability to work with farm tools, machinery and equipment, and doing basic facility cleaning and maintenance. Experience handling horses, preferred.

Certificates: Requires current first aid and CPR cards, or must obtain within 60 days of employment.

Knowledge and Skills: Must have good communication skills to interact with co-workers, college staff and students. Must be knowledgeable in handling and caring for horses or have the ability to learn. Must be familiar with rules and procedures and emergency protocol of a horse facility or have the ability to learn.

Requires the ability to learn, understand and follow procedures, rules and protocol. Requires ability to work independently. Must have the ability to operate farm tools, machinery and equipment (shovel, rake, wheelbarrow, tractor, etc.) Requires the ability to handle large, live animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Physical Skills and Abilities: Requires good hand-eye coordinator and manual dexterity sufficient to operate hand tools, machines and equipment. Considerable physical effort including lifting over 50 pounds (bales, other), and working with large animals. Requires ability to bend, climb, kneel, stoop, crouch, balance, guide, reach, etc. Must have visual acuity to read words and numbers and operate equipment. Requires ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions: Work is performed outdoors and in outdoor structures (horse barns) in a farm setting with exposure to inclement weather. Some exposure to safety or health hazards (equipment noise, odor, manure, blood and fluids, farm chemicals). Required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or during college closures.

Essential Duties:

1. Performs barn chores such as cleaning stalls, turning out horses, moving or loading bedding, etc.

2. Monitors health and well-being of horses located on-site. May feed horses.

3. Assists with providing routine property maintenance, such as cleaning, repairing, maintaining and improving barn and other facilities.

4. Assists with farm operations as needed, i.e., maintaining college fields (plowing and disking, leveling, planting, fertilizing, harvesting and maintaining various field crops, cutting, raking, bailing). Repairs horse stalls and paddock, drags arenas. Repairs and moves fences, etc.

5. Acts as liaison and handles situations as previously instructed Farm set forth in Center procedures, rules and protocol for both emergency and non-emergency situations. Refers problems to Faculty or Instructional Specialist.

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date:

Full-time or Part-time

Number of hours/week:

Work Schedule:

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Salary Grade


$14.20 per hour
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Have you applied and been found eligible to receive Financial Aid this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you a current LBCC student?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcript
  3. Cover Letter
  4. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4

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