Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Assistant Herd Manager - Swine Unit

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:



Dept of Animal and Food Sciences

Location Address:

Stillwater, OK USA

Hiring Supervisor:

Dr. Scott Carter

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

27,864.00 - 41,796.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

About Us:

The Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences has distinguished programs in teaching, research, and Extension. For more information, visit:

Position Information:
General duties include supporting Herd Manager with the general husbandry, feeding, breeding and facilities maintenance/upkeep at the Animal and Food Science Swine Research and Education Center. This includes assisting with teaching and research projects.

This position will provide support in maintaining excellent records related to the swine herds, herd health plan, assist in instruction of practical aspects of swine production and research techniques for many different audiences.

This position will provide support and advise Herd Manager, research project personnel and research station personnel on the general condition and progress of all research activities.

This position requires a service attitude with strengths in teamwork, professionalism, written communication, verbal communication, and resource stewardship. Other duties are to be completed as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documents are: a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references which includes name, email, and physical address.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor's in Agriculture  

1 year of related work experience.  

Valid Driver's License

In the future CDL may be required.  

Must have a clear understanding of the practical aspects of swine production. Must have the ability to lead and supervise student employees. Excellent inter-personal, communication and time management skills are necessary and ability to work with faculty, staff, technician, graduate students, and stakeholders. Must have a good understanding of animal welfare standards. Must have the ability to operate machinery such as: a tractor, a front-end loader, a pick-up truck, power washer, electrical ventilation equipment, and lab equipment at the boar stud.

Computer knowledge, and operation is required for communication and record keeping. Computer skills are required including utilizing e-mail, spreadsheet, word processing and web-based programs for communication, maintaining projects project records and training.  

This job may require exposure to unpleasant conditions such as mud, waste material, noise, agricultural chemicals, and exposure to the outdoor weather.  

Ability to lift and carry 75-100 lbs. Ability to operate heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, fork lift, shop equipment, pickup and trucks. Ability to readily climb ladders, excavate trenches, load feed, climb on and off equipment and other related physical tasks. Walking and standing for extended periods are necessary as well as repetitive bending and kneeling.  


Master's in Animal Science  

5 years experience in swine production  

Prefer experience with swine research protocols, data collection, and sample collection techniques.  

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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