Ag Specialist II - Poultry Specialist

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information:


Position Title:
Ag Specialist II - Poultry Specialist


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or closely related field and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 6 years.


Preferred Qualifications:
Degree in poultry science, agriculture systems technology or related discipline.
Supervisory experience.
Experience with egg production.
Experience developing preventative maintenance schedules and coordinating major maintenance and repairs.
Experience and/or education with policies to be compliant in bio-security, pest management, and relevant food safety programs.


Job Description:

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for an Agricultural Specialist II at the Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Research and Teaching Farm.

The Agricultural Specialist II will report directly to the Superintendent of the Poultry Farm. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of hen and broiler research areas. This position will assist faculty with research set up and data collection in these areas and assist with teaching. The position is required to optimize the farms performance and collaborate effectively with the farm superintendent to ensure success.

Responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, maintaining building and facilities in a safe and appropriate manner; maintaining inventory control and data integrity; developing preventative maintenance schedules and long term replacement strategies; coordinating major maintenance and repairs; and ensuring compliance of welfare, bio-security, pest management, and relevant food safety programs.

The successful candidate will possess a high level of business acumen in addition to agriculture knowledge in the areas of poultry science, veterinary science, and animal husbandry including disease management, nutrition, behavior and welfare. Effective oral and written communication, leadership, teamwork and time-management skills are essential in meeting the expectations of this position. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity, ethics and animal welfare.

The incumbent must have the ability to work on varying schedules which might include evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Work hours may vary and change based on farm requirements and weather conditions.


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

December 31, 2021


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS806


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 23, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 19, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3283



Position Information:


Position Title:
Ag Specialist II - Poultry Specialist


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or closely related field and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 6 years.


Preferred Qualifications:
Degree in poultry science, agriculture systems technology or related discipline.
Supervisory experience.
Experience with egg production.
Experience developing preventative maintenance schedules and coordinating major maintenance and repairs.
Experience and/or education with policies to be compliant in bio-security, pest management, and relevant food safety programs.


Job Description:

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for an Agricultural Specialist II at the Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Research and Teaching Farm.

The Agricultural Specialist II will report directly to the Superintendent of the Poultry Farm. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of hen and broiler research areas. This position will assist faculty with research set up and data collection in these areas and assist with teaching. The position is required to optimize the farms performance and collaborate effectively with the farm superintendent to ensure success.

Responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, maintaining building and facilities in a safe and appropriate manner; maintaining inventory control and data integrity; developing preventative maintenance schedules and long term replacement strategies; coordinating major maintenance and repairs; and ensuring compliance of welfare, bio-security, pest management, and relevant food safety programs.

The successful candidate will possess a high level of business acumen in addition to agriculture knowledge in the areas of poultry science, veterinary science, and animal husbandry including disease management, nutrition, behavior and welfare. Effective oral and written communication, leadership, teamwork and time-management skills are essential in meeting the expectations of this position. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity, ethics and animal welfare.

The incumbent must have the ability to work on varying schedules which might include evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Work hours may vary and change based on farm requirements and weather conditions.


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

December 31, 2021


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS806


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 23, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 19, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3283


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