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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry
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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
The person in this position's main responsibility is to provide backup for the supervisor and take on supervisor responsibilities in the absence of crew manager. This includes direct care of all livestock used in research at the laboratory, and to participate with any research as appropriate on said livestock. This position will supervise up to four full-time employees and as many as four part-time temporary employees in absence of the main foreman. Supervisory responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of employees, planning work schedules, supervising and training them in their work, and completing their performance evaluations. It is expected that all duties of this position will be completed in a professional and dedicated manner.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Two years' experience in farming and/or ranching.
Demonstrated experience in operating and maintaining various farm equipment, vehicles, and implements.
Demonstrated experience in inspecting, repairing, and fabricating machinery using welders, torches, hand, and power tools.
Knowledge of farming techniques and crop rotations.
Knowledge of workplace safety practices and providing safety trainings to others.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Relevant post-secondary education and/or other applicable specialized training desired.
Computer skills in the areas of Microsoft Word, Excel, and email.

The Successful Candidate Will
The successful candidate will have also have the following abilities:

Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisor and workers to create a team concept that causes the unit to function smoothly.
Successfully plan, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Communicate effectively with employees, co-workers, and the public.
Record data with a high degree of accuracy and close attention to detail.
Consistently work in a safe and accurate manner.
Represent LARRL and its program to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Must be able to work varied hours to include evenings and weekends.
Must possess (or have the ability to obtain) a current State of Montana Driver's License and possess an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).
Must possess(or have the ability to obtain)a Montana Certified Pesticide Applicator's License within six months of hire date.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Work in adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and dust and walk long distances over uneven terrain.
Move objects 50 lbs or greater on a regular basis, and up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis.
Tolerate dust, pollen, and pesticides

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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