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Livestock Research Technician

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In order to be considered for this position, please upload your resume.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18034
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Brad Eik
406) 874-8226

Classification Title Livestock Research Technician
Working Title Livestock Research Technician
Brief Position Overview

Work outdoors at a livestock and range research lab.

Position Number 4M0778
Department Fort Keogh LARRL
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation AFSCME
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $12.0221 per hour
Contract Type Classified Salary
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The primary purpose of this position is to implement research in the scientific fields of reproductive physiology and nutrition, and to supervise the crews responsible for the care and management of livestock.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main duties include field work; irrigation; feed mill and feed truck operation; operation, repair, and maintenance of farm equipment; repair and maintenance of facilities; and care of livestock.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Basic experience in the operation, repair, and maintenance of various tractors and equipment including balers, swathers, disks, plows, harvesters, and trucks.
2. Knowledge of and experience in field work including appropriate planting conditions and water flow.
3. Knowledge of workplace safety procedures.
4. Knowledge of flood, sprinkler, and pivot irrigation processes and systems, as well as the ability to set up/change and monitor systems.
5. Knowledge of livestock care.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Working knowledge of pesticides, their application and safe uses.
2. Experience accurately recording, filing, and monitoring detailed records.
3. Knowledge of overhead batching system, grinding various grains and hay, and how to formulate and mix a variety or grains and supplements.
4. Knowledgeable in assessing and treating livestock ailments.
5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Programs.

The Successful Candidate Will

Have great communication skills and ability to work as part of a team; have general math skills to calculate the exact percentages of rations to meet research needs; exercise initiative and independent judgement in day to day activities; have the ability to prioritize duties, as will possess time management skills.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position is required to obtain a pesticide operator license within 6 months of hire.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

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

With or without reasonable accommodation; the person in this position must be able to:

1. Work in all types of weather
2. Move objects up to 100 pounds
3. Work in an environment with dust and pollen
4. Work with farm chemicals
5. Operate equipment

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.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 25, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

In order to be considered for this position, please upload your resume.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
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