Seeking a Farm Operations Manager who will be responsible for all LU Land Grant related farm operations. Duties including supervising, coordinating, and participating in daily activities of a comprehensive small ruminant and related research extension and education centers.
Responsibilities: The main duties and areas of responsibility are all-inclusive supervision (scheduling, training, assigning daily tasks, control of quality and quantity output, performance evaluations, time sheet preparation) of full time animal technicians, research technicians, extension technicians, and part-time student research technicians.
The incumbent must be able to to perform all assigned duties under supervision, coordination of and upholding the established farm standard operating procedures, research protocols, and LU policies. The incumbent will oversee, supervise, and actively participate in various farm operations in different facilities with different types of livestock and crops as determined by institutional objectives. These activities include but are not limited to the animal health care and follow-up, milking, kidding/lambing, nursing animal care, breeding , pasture management, agronomy operations, field livestock containment, farm tours, and support research and extension functions. Academic support may be required.
The incumbent will participate in farm assignment decisions that may require daily physical activity. The majority of farm assignments includes outdoor field efforts. The working schedule is flexible (40 hour week) but must accommodate and prioritize farm needs as well as being willing work weekends on emergency basis. Weekend and holiday work duties are assigned on a rotation basis as needed.
The incumbent is supervised by the Director of the American Institute (AIGR) for Goat Research and Dean of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Duties are expected to be performed within the guidelines of established farm standard operating procedures, animal welfare, and care concerns, biosecurity policies, and LU regulations.
Competency/ Position Requirements: Must have experience in leadership, supervision of personnel, management of facilities, pastures, inventory, livestock transportation, general care of livestock (e.g goats, sheeps, and guardian dogs), research protocols, and public relations. Other requirements include minimum computer experience (e.g word processing, database management, spreadsheets) and a valid Oklahoma driver's license.
Salary: Competitive salary and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Seeking a Farm Operations Manager who will be responsible for all LU Land Grant related farm operations. Must hold a masters degree. Duties including supervising, coordinating, and participating in daily activities of a comprehensive small ruminant and related research extension and education center. Must have experience in leadership, supervision of personnel, management of facilities, pastures, inventory, livestock transportation, general care of livestock, and research protocols. Competitive salary and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tenure track / Full Time at 100 FTW with Benefits.
MS or PhD degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or related field. Experience in areas such as small ruminant production and care, personnel management, and facility maintenance. Physically fit and able to work outside with livestock under varying weather conditions. Capacity for following verbal and written instruction and detailed protocols for research, extension and education activities. Capable of working as a team member and under supervision, maintaining appropriate records concerning personnel supervision and duty assignments, animal production, livestock feed center, animal health, and farm resource inventories.
To apply: The following must be submitted: 1.) cover letter addressing experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2.) current curriculum vita, 3.) official transcripts, and 4.) three letters of recommendation . Application materials should be sent to :
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