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Livestock Operations/Calving Coordinator

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

This position is critical to the research effort of the Animal Science Unit. Animal data must be collected with care and accuracy as the quality of data collected affects final research results.Duties and ResponsibilitiesMain duties include:

  • Being the lead worker for data collection and calving protocols
  • Teaching protocols and procedures to other employees and temporary college students.
  • Perform farm and ranch labor support for the research programs; including routinelivestock management procedures without direct supervision.
  • Observe, assist, collect and record data daily which includes: weighing calves,tagging, recording all information, moving to designated pasture and keeping accuratepasture inventories.
  • Utilize horses for data collection and livestock management plus maintain horses forother researchers.
  • Assist in weighing of all research cattle and assist in feeding of range and feedlotcattle when work schedule allows.
  • As necessary, be able to diagnose and treat diseases and sickness in cattle
  • Detect and record estrus in cattle for breeding records, postpartum interval andpuberty dates, and artificial insemination.
  • Keep detailed technical records for research projects.
  • Operate, maintain and repair all farm or industrial equipment. Swath and bale hay forwinter cattle feed, chop corn for silage production utilizing forage harvester, install gatedpipe for corn irrigation, and set dams to irrigate hay fields.
  • Water tank maintenance, construction and repairRequired Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    • A.S. in agriculture (Beef cattle management, Beef cattle nutrition or similar) and one year full-time cattle operation experience or an equivalent combination of education andexperience.
    • Experience with both dryland and irrigated hay, small grain, corn silage and forageproduction.
    • Ability to operate all large, heavy or small equipment found at a typical farm or ranch.Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
      • B.S. in agriculture (Beef cattle management, Beef cattle nutrition or similar)
      • Experience as an ag or heavy equipment mechanic.
      • Experience in conducting or collaborating with agricultural research.
      • Documented experience with Low Stress Cattle Handling procedures.The Successful Candidate Will
        • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
        • Have excellent record keeping skills and be detailed oriented.
        • Be self-directed and be able to make appropriate decisions in the absence of other leadership.
        • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public.
        • The ability to represent MSU in a productive, professional and courteous manner.Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
          • Must have, or be able to obtain with six months of hire, a research and demonstration pesticide license for agricultural plant pests and vertebrate classification.
          • Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver'slicense and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points) as occasional travel will be required.Physical DemandsWith or without reasonable accommodation; the person in this position must be able to:
            • Maneuver parts, equipment, and livestock that weigh up to 150 lbs.
            • Work in extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions.
            • Navigate on slippery or uneven terrain.
            • Work with and around pesticides and dust-born particles.
            • Work with and around hazardous machinery that is extremely loud.
            • Handle and work with unpredictable livestock that can cause serious injury.
            • Work livestock while on horseback and be able to handle horses in and around allranch environments.
            • Work in elevated positions (example: 90' elevator legs or large grain bins).This position has supervisory duties? YesNumber of Vacancies 1Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of searchPosition End Date (if temporary)Open DateClose DateApplications will be:Screening of applications will begin on 12/07/2020 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.Special InstructionsTo apply:Upload your resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet each individual required and preferred qualification.Please note, this posting requires contact information for three professional references within your app profile.Diversity StatementMontana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

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