Senior Herd Caretaker - Rec-Highland Rim Research & Education Center

Knoxville, TN
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Senior Herd Caretaker

Regular Full-time, Market Range 03
Location:    Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield, TN

This position is responsible for the care and welfare of livestock, provides support for agronomic operations and assists with research, outreach and educational activities at the Center.

Responsibilities include:
    •    Responsible for the care and welfare of livestock
    •    Duties include feeding, watering, taking measurements, and recording research data
    •    Performs basic servicing and maintenance of equipment
    •    Observes livestock welfare and reports possible problems, illness or uncharacteristic behavior
    •    Performs farm labor in support of research and agricultural operations
    •    Assists research personnel to implement and conduct experiments
    •    Maintenance and upkeep of facilities, grounds, and buildings associated with Center
    •    Assists with special events at the Center such as field days and tours
    •    Performs other duties as assigned

Required Are:

    •    High School diploma or GED 
    •    2 years’ experience in livestock handling and care (preferably in beef cattle)
    •    Basic knowledge of livestock and agricultural operations.
    •    Ability to work directly with livestock and associated production practices
    •    Experience with safe and efficient operation and maintenance of farm equipment
    •    Valid driver’s license
    •    Ability to perform agricultural/manual labor in inclement climatic conditions
    •    Ability to work well with others on a daily basis
    •    Ability to work independently or as part of a team as needed
    •    Ability to lift up to 50 lbs,
    •    Ability to perform artificial insemination in cattle is preferred
Application Process:
Interested candidates must complete an online application for the position in order to be considered. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Springfield
Other Locations: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Rec-Highland Rim Res & Educ Ctr
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 6, 2021, 12:06:24 PM

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