Job description

Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36351
Hiring Department

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

In order to be considered as a Union Bidder for this position you must:
• complete ALL sections of the application
(including all work experience - incomplete applications will not be considered)
• complete six months of regular service at the University
• apply within the published, five-day posting period
• meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy

Your qualifications for this position will be evaluated based on the information you provide on your job application (including all work experience - incomplete applications will NOT be considered). Once the job posting period is closed, there will be no opportunity to submit additional information regarding your qualifications. Therefore, you need to ensure that your application materials are complete when submitted.

UNION BID PERIOD: 4/16/2021 - 4/21/2021

Job Description

Responsible for providing basic animal husbandry for horses, cows, pigs, sheep, llamas, etc. that may enter the Veterinary Health Center Large Animal Clinic. Must ensure all pens, stalls, treatment areas and connecting corridors are adequately cleaned and disinfected so that biosecurity integrity can be maintained. Rail work, catches, and hinges on all pens, stalls and treatment areas must be cleaned and maintained continuously.


Salary: $10.19 - $15.81 per hour

Grade: GGS-B

University Title: Equine Animal Care Worker

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read and write.
  • One to two years of experience with caring for horses and/or livestock.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
  • Lift items weighing up to 70 lbs.
  • Grasp handles of shovels for scooping.
  • Climb on railings.
  • Grasp brooms and mops for cleaning.
  • Observe animal behavior.
  • Work around dust, chemicals, animal waste and water.
Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication skills and experience handling and working around animals of heavy weight and large stature. Some heavy lifting and periodic use of forklifts, trucks and other equipment.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time