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: 3010
UW Job Family: 36
SOC Code: 11-9011
Pay Grade: 25
Date: April 01, 2009
Manages and supervises the financial, operational, and personnel operations for the Laramie Farm, Research & Extension areas including the Hansen Arena; hires, trains, schedules work assignments, and supervises support staff; develops and administers the operational budget; and oversees multiple facilities, farm homes and outbuilding maintenance.
Manages the financial, operational and personnel operations for the Laramie Farm, Research & Extension areas including the Hansen Arena and other farm locations such as the McGuire Ranch.
Hires, trains, schedules work assignments, and supervises support staff including student workers.
Participates with the Department Head in planning and supervision of various livestock and crop research projects; collaborates with Department Head and researchers on projects to ensure cooperation and communication on crop and livestock research or demonstration plots and facilities for livestock trials including supervision and assistance in land preparation, planting, cultivation, weed and pest management, chemical application, irrigation, harvesting, feeding and other duties as needed.
Assists Department Head with budget development and manages the operational budget for a large, multiple farming and arena operation.
Procures feed, equipment, maintenance and repairs, and livestock for farm operations, class work, and research.
Solely responsible for scheduling, maintenance and event supervision for Hansen Arena activities; work closely with researchers and administrators in planning, publicity and implementation of numerous classroom, extension, outreach, public engagement and educational programs; conduct tours for individuals and groups.
Supervises maintenance of farm vehicles, buildings and equipment; ensure security of facilities, equipment, tools, and supplies.
Develops and maintains accurate records including service schedules for facilities, equipment and vehicles; maintains records and manuals on facility/equipment operation and maintenance, and develops maintenance budgets and schedules for facilities and grounds; supervises and participates in regular maintenance activities and repairs to facilities and equipment, as needed.
Assists with preparation of reports for farming operations.
Transports, or is responsible for the transportation of livestock, equipment, livestock feed, and other supplies for the Laramie farming operations.
Provides oversight for livestock management practices and for all crop production practices; assists with observations and maintaining research animals and/or crops; and maintains records on animal care.
Assists with judging contests, tours, field days, and other special projects, as assigned.
Extra work hours may be required during peak seasons such as planting, harvesting, or livestock management.
Multiple farming facilities/outside plot areas/arena/feed mill/outbuildings/office areas/storage areas. Regular exposure to pesticides, soil, pests, insects, livestock and other animals, and chemical and farming equipment operation hazards; must be able to lift up to 100 pounds; subjected to working in various outdoor weather conditions regularly.
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.