|Working Title||ARDEC Feedyard/Livestock Assistant (RAI)|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Research Professional Position||No|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||Starts at $40,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.|
|Desired Start Date||03/15/2020|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||02/26/2020|
|Description of Work Unit||
Agricultural Research Development and Education Center (ARDEC) is a comprehensive research, education, and outreach facility utilized by approximately 50+ faculty in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Soil and Crop Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biology, and USDA/ARS scientists. Animal Science operations and facilities include a feed intake unit, seedstock cowherd, sheep unit, feedlot, commodity storage, grazing lands, forage production, livestock handling facility, metabolic research facility, and supporting infrastructure. The livestock activities are managed by the Livestock Unit Manager. Plant Science operations and facilities include a general processing facility, shop(s), grain storage, pesticide and fertilizer storage, equipment storage and is comprised of 955+/- acres in two locations within 5 miles of each other. Farms are mostly irrigated cropland used by programs in crops, soils and pest management. The plant science activities are managed by the Plant Science Manager. ARDEC hosts many tours, events, educational courses and outreach opportunities at the ARDEC Headquarters office, Conference Center and the CoBank Center for Agricultural Education.
This is an entry-level position. Primary responsibilities are to assist with daily operations in the Livestock Unit feedyard. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: feed bunk management, ration mixing and delivery, assist with daily health evaluations and treatment of livestock, stocking commodities and assist with insuring commodities are available, maintaining and servicing all equipment used by the feedyard, maintain the function of facilities and assist with the overall feedyard appearance. This position will work with existing ARDEC staff to help train and mentor undergraduate employees working in the feedyard and will be expected to follow protocols developed by ARDEC involving animal and facility care. The position will help to maintain commodity inventory and feedyard management software to track commodity use. Individual must be willing to work in inclement weather, some weekends and participate in activities outside of regular work hours as required for animal care. The position will actively advance the University’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching, and engagement with relevant programs, goals, and activities. Other duties may be assigned. Livestock Unit and Plant Science Unit activities at ARDEC are integrated, requiring collaboration and cooperation of facility use, land management, and feed production. This position is also expected to support and promote the Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/2016/04/18/principles-of-community/) of Colorado State University.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
|Job Duty Category||Hands-on field operations|
Work in daily activities in the livestock unit. Including but not limited to processing cattle, health treatments, vaccinations, cleaning facilities, calving & breeding assistance, and equipment maintenance. These tasks require skilled labor operating heavy equipment, knowledge of livestock handling practices, feed mixing and delivery and hauling/trucking.
|Percentage Of Time||90|
|Job Duty Category||Customer Relations|
Communicate with other staff, researchers and other unit users on a routine basis regarding a variety of issues, i.e. commodity and pen space needs, overall project performance, overall best practices.
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License|
|Search Contact||David Schafer, email@example.com, (970)491-2815|
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
|Background Check Policy Statement||
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.