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Ranch Foreman, Thackeray Ranch *Havre, MT*

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Position Information Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19325 For questions regarding this position, please contact: Darrin Boss at ************ or ***************** Classification Title Research/Lab Mgr Working Title Ranch Foreman, Thackeray Ranch Havre, MT Brief Position Overview The Assistant Ranch Manager/Foreman will be the direct assistant to the Livestock Operations Managers at Northern Agricultural Research Center in Havre, MT. In the absence of the Livestock Operations Manager the Ranch Manager/Foreman will make independent decisions regarding all ranch operations at the Thacheray Ranch, NARC. Position Number 4M0404 Department AES NARC Division College of Agriculture/MAES Appointment Type Classified Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Exempt Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Contract Type Classified Salary If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open Position Details General Statement This employee will work closely and independently with the Livestock Operations Manager and Superintendent in carrying out day-to-day agricultural operations management activities, within overall budgetary limits, along with daily assignments of permanent and temporary employees at NARC Thackeray Ranch. This person, in collaboration with Superintendent and the Livestock Operations Manager, will need to prioritize and delegate work orders. This position will interact with research professionals, faculty, the Superintendent and the Department Head in general support of the commodity production, research, and educational programs of the research center and the department. Duties and Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: - Participate in day to day animal care & health, well-being, and feeding activities - Participate in livestock facility operations, maintenance, and improvements - Willingness to work flexible hours and weekends typical of farm and ranch work - Train and supervise other employees and, in the absence of the livestock operations manager, make independent decisions regarding the operations and management of livestock and facilities - Participate in all cattle operations including but not limited to calving, breeding, weaning, pasture moves, fence and corral maintenance, doctoring, and Agricultural Animal Care and Use guidelines at MSU facilities while practicing low stress livestock handling techniques - Assist livestock operations manager to assist in planning, executing, and performing safety meetings for all livestock operations employees on a regular basis - Assist and coordinate with all research projects as the need arises - Have or must obtain a research and demonstration pesticide license for agricultural plant pests and vertebrate classification Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills - Bachelor degree in Animal or Range Sciences or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. - Demonstrated experience with cattle handling, behavior, husbandry, and modern management knowledge and skills; including experience riding, maintaining horses and moving, checking and doctoring cattle horseback. - Demonstrated experience managing and supervising facilities and equipment to include fence installation, maintenance; in addition to employees full time and undergraduate student employees. - Demonstrated experience with Microsoft programs, excel, word and outlook. Will be able to use computer-based software specific to NARC. - Demonstrated ability to operate all large, heavy (backhoe, bulldozer or payloaders) or small & hand equipment typical of farm and ranch operations, in rugged mountainous rangeland terrain. - Knowledge of range ecosystems and their management found in northern foothills and mountains or Montana and plant taxonomy skills. - Demonstrated ability in collecting and recording data and maintaining detailed record systems. Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills - Master degree in Animal Science, Crop Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. - Experience as an Ag or Heavy Equipment mechanic. - Previous experience in developing or managing budgets and fiscal accounts. - Experience in conducting or collaborating with agricultural research. - Documented experience with Low Stress Cattle Handling procedures. - Demonstrated experience and understanding of purchasing and other guidelines. The Successful Candidate Will This position is critical to the research effort of NARC and the Thackeray Ranch. The data must be collected with care and accuracy because the quality of data collected affects final research results. The actions of this individual can affect the public perception of this research facility. - The individual hired for this position will have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public and will have demonstrated the ability to represent MSU in a productive, professional and courteous manner. - Will have daily contact with local faculty animal and plant scientists and co-workers, frequent contact with the Superintendent and other NARC scientists, and routine contact with other MSU faculty, students, professionals, cooperators, and agricultural producers. - Excellent organizational skills and data management both on paper and on computer for record keeping (pasture moves, forage quantity, AUMs, animal care documents). - Demonstrated ability in collecting and recording data and maintaining detailed record systems. - Must be able to learn new programs and adapt to NARC record keeping software. - Have outstanding communication skills both written and oral, both as a leader and a co-worker; have excellent record keeping skills and will be detailed oriented; be self-directed; and be able to make appropriate decisions in the absence or other leadership. - Will be able to use computer-based software specific to NARC. Position Special Requirements/Additional Information To apply, please upload your current resume and a document addressing each individual required and preferred qualification with detail and evidence of the skill set desired. Montana 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. Physical Demands - Maneuvering parts, equipment, and livestock that weigh up to 150 lbs. - Working in extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions. - Walking on slippery or uneven terrain. - Working with and around pesticides and dust born particles. - Working with and around hazardous machinery that is extremely loud. - Handling and working with unpredictable livestock that can cause serious injury. - Working livestock while on horseback- must be able to handle horses in and around all ranch environments. - Working in elevated positions (example: 90' elevator legs or large grain bins). To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position has supervisory duties? Yes Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be: Screening of applications will begin on May 20, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. Special Instructions Diversity Statement Montana 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 ******, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; ************; *********************** . 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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