Herder I, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station

United States, North America
Jul 03, 2014

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Position Information

Posting Number: 9756

Internal Posting Date: 07-02-2014

Internal Closing Date: 07-08-2014

External Closing Date: 07-08-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Herder I

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station

Primary Department: 10057513 LAND MANAGEMENT OFFICE - MAES

Position Employee Group: Service Maintenance-1585

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Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 16

Position Summary: The position involves working with beef cattle in a research setting, duties to include: care of cattle such as feeding, assisting with breeding, health and research treatments, and observation related to research projects; recordkeeping of pastures and crops; seeding, fertilizing, harvesting, baling hay, mowing, building and equipment maintenance, and general farm duties. This is an off-campus position located at the Lake City Research Center in Lake City, Michigan.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Two years of satisfactory experience as a Laborer Agricultural II or an equivalent combination of training and experience; expert knowledge in maintenance of agricultural facilities; expert knowledge in the feeding and care of beef cattle; possession of a valid vehicle operator's license; frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds; this position requires knowledge of basic personal computer terminology and operations and the ability to use e-mail and the Internet.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Experience with pasture management and cropping practices; a basic knowledge of fencing, welding, brazing, and metal fabrication; ability to operate power tools such as chain saw and drill press; possession of a valid pesticide license; knowledge of application practices, rates, and general crop spraying.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable): Duties associated with this position involve working with animals or unfixed animal tissue, driving a university vehicle that does not require a commercial driver's license but does require medical certification, wearing a respirator, spraying or mixing organophosphate or carbamate insecticides, operating a fork truck, tractor, or top-running overhead crane, and lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds.

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Optional Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position requires basic computer skills. Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a basic computer skills assessment administered by the Staffing Services office. This provision may be waived for employees that have already completed a computer skills assessment.

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Union Affiliation Non Union