This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 7200
UW Job Family: 72
SOC Code: 45-2092
Pay Grade: 14
Date: July 01, 2006
Assists in the care of crops, livestock and research projects at University Agricultural Research Centers and other duties and responsibilities required for the daily operation and maintenance of the Agricultural Centers.
Drive tractor and utilize a variety of tractor drawn machinery; plow, harrow and fertilize soil; cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
Feed livestock; formulate food rations according to prescribed practices and nutritional requirements.
May operate and clean milking machinery; may be responsible for milking dairy herd.
Monitor health of livestock; assist at calving/lambing and in care of newborns; assist in administering drugs and tending to injuries; may maintain breeding and artificial insemination records.
Weigh livestock and crops.
Irrigate crops by cleaning irrigation ditches, setting tubes, constructing dams, laying pipe and operating and maintaining pumps.
Clean, maintain and sanitize farm/ranch buildings utilized by livestock.
Repair and maintain fences and other structures.
Perform maintenance and minor repair work on mechanical equipment.
Load and transport crops, hay or manure (manually or with machinery).
Assist with planting and harvesting corps; check harvest plots for crop yield.
May have project supervision of students in summer months.
Lead tours of Agricultural Center for schools and general public.
Various in/out door environments; daily exposure to changes in temperature, dirt, dust, noise and hazards of working with livestock and farm machinery.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.