UW AGRICULTURE SUP
JOB NO.: 102243-US
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: CALS/DAIRY SCIENCE/DAIRY HERD
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Management/Supervisory
Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing
Position Vacancy ID: 102243
Working Title: UW AGRICULTURE SUP
Official Title: UW AGRICULTURE SUP NON-EXEMPT(90021)
Hiring Department: A073410-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/DAIRY SCIENCE/DAIRY HERD
Term: This is an Ongoing appointment
The Agricultural Supervisor position supervises and coordinates the activities and work schedules of University Staff, University Staff Fixed Term-Finite, Temporary Employees, and student hourly employees. The incumbent trains new hires, supports all milk production and dairy research at the Arlington Blaine UW Dairy, and assists supervising dairy employees. The department dairy facilities include the Dairy Cattle Center (UW-Madison campus), Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center (Arlington, WI), and interaction with the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station.
This position will work primarily at the Emmons Blaine Dairy Center. Production aspects include feeding, breeding, milking, and general animal care of the dairy herds. Research includes coordinating and implementing research projects involving the dairy herd to meet the needs of more than 25 faculty/academic staff and 20 graduate students and research interns actively involved in research projects. The position provides supervision, training, and scheduling of 25 University Staff herd employees, Temporary Employees, and student employees. Supervision varies dependent upon the availability of the research program manager and research specialist, but position incumbent will need to work with a high degree of independence.
Work schedule will rotate on an every other month basis with schedules to include 4:30 AM to 1:00PM or 1:00 PM to 9:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Incumbent will also be responsible for taking a weekend rotation to include a shift of 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM once monthly, and an emergency on-call once monthly. Days and hours may rotate based upon facility needs.
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Individuals able to meet the requirement to work 4:30am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00pm to 9:30pm Monday through Friday, as well as a rotating weekend assistance, and those experienced with personnel supervision, dairy production management, facility management, and at least five years working with dairy cattle are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of agronomic practices associated with supporting dairy farm operations and knowledge of milking equipment regulations and maintenance preferred. Basic farm equipment skills, such as operating skid loaders, tractors, and barn cleaners, is required.
Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references. Starting pay is based on experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate of $17.25.
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NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
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Advertised: 13 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 27 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time