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Farm Technician Livestock

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 6, 2024

Job Details

TITLE: Livestock Farm Technician

DEPARTMENT: Cooperative Extension Program

REPORTS TO: Livestock Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Livestock Farm Technician will report to the KSU Livestock Manager and will serve as a support person for the Animal Science Program in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences at Kentucky State University (KSU).

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

This position will assist with managing the livestock such as assisting in the daily care of animals. Duties also include, mowing, grounds keeping, feeding, weekend and night checks, and pesticide spraying..

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Provide support at the KSU farm for the Animal Science Program in the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences at Kentucky State University (KSU).

2. Assists in the management of operations of livestock

3. Assists with kidding season management and processing of newborn animals.

4. Assists with working animals as needed for data collection and animal health

5. Assists in daily feeding and checks of goats and cattle

6. Assist with grounds keeping such as mowing and weed eating pastures and fence lines as needed

7. Other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of Goats and Cattle.

• Experience using farm machinery and equipment.

• Effective oral and writing skills.

• Supervisory ability.

• Ability to work cooperatively in a team effort is required.

• Initiative, resourcefulness, punctuality, and ability to work independently are essential.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Field research involves extended physical exertion.

• Exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

• Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.



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Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy.

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