Sheridan College Farm Manager (7 month position)

Job description

Job Title :

Sheridan College Farm Manager (7 month position)

Department:

Agriculture

Location:

Sheridan

Posting Category:

Staff

Hiring Range:

$16.39 - $20.49

Full Salary Range:

$16.39 - $24.59

Benefits Summary:

Part-time non-benefited position

Typical Work Schedule:

Part-time non-benefited seasonal position.

HOURS:
● March – September (less than 18 hrs / week)

● June – August (work hours will increase temporarily to 40 hrs / week)

Posting Number :

20150626P

Job Posting Date:

04/29/2021

Initial Review Date:

05/10/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Job Summary:

Assists in planning, establishing, managing and maintaining the Sheridan College Living Laboratories.

Reports To:

Mae Smith, Director of Agriculture

Education/Qualifications:

•Education: Associates degree or higher, preferred
•Experience: 2 years work-related experience

Licensure:
•Valid Driver’s License
•Valid Wyoming Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License (may be obtained upon employment)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge:
●Common practices and methods of crop science, vegetable and fruit production, and landscaping and turf management.
●Proper agronomic and horticulture practices including, but not limited to tillage, planting, irrigation, harvest, soil conservation, weed control, pruning, pest control and pesticide or herbicide applications.
●Safe equipment operation and safety rules associated with agricultural and educational activities.
●University, state, city, county and federal rules and regulations applicable to area.
●Basic computer applications.
●Familiarity with rangeland management and vegetation.
●Greenhouse maintenance and plant production.
●Familiarity with different irrigation system types.

Abilities and Skills:

●Ability to follow instructions.
●Have hand/eye coordination and manual and physical dexterity to safely and effectively operate and maintain farm facility, equipment, and tools.
●Communicate effectively and respectably with faculty, staff, students and the public.
●Assist with maintenance and record keeping for facility, equipment and supplies.
●Assist with supervision and training of assigned student staff.
●Operate computer to maintain records and respond to communication.
●Move up to 100 pounds
●Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
●Organizational skills and time management.
●Private pesticide applicator license preferred.
●Irrigation line installation and maintenance.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Most work performed outdoors; regular exposure to dirt, dust, noise, adverse weather conditions and mechanical hazards when operating farm tools/equipment. Heavy lifting is required.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.
Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.
NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.

Experience:

● 2 years work-related experience

Percentage of time:

55%

Responsibility/Duty:

Manage, supervise and participate in the installation, irrigation, fertilization, planting, weed control, soil conservation, pruning, landscape maintenance, application of chemicals, harvesting of crops, chicken egg collection and rotation.

Percentage of time:

10%

Responsibility/Duty:

Operate, maintain and repair equipment used in agriculture and farming.

Percentage of time:

10%

Responsibility/Duty:

Operate, maintain and repair equipment used in agriculture and farming.

Percentage of time:

15%

Responsibility/Duty:

Collaborate with faculty in the planning, establishment and management of educational plots. Assist faculty in the instruction of academic labs and public workshops.

Percentage of time:

5%

Responsibility/Duty:

Manage resources required for the general operations of the Living Laboratories.

Percentage of time:

15%

Responsibility/Duty:

Support greenhouse maintenance and operations.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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