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: 3892
UW Job Family: 36
SOC Code: 45-2021
Pay Grade: 18
Date: July 01, 2004
Manages the care and feeding of livestock for agricultural research and development programs.
Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate's Degree
2 years work-related experience
Formulate feed rations; provide proper nutrition for livestock.
Identify diseased and/or injured livestock; perform prescribed treatment.
Maintain inventory of supplies and feed; assist with purchases and budgeting for ranch/farm operations, as directed.
Assist faculty, staff and student researchers as required.
Detect estrus cycle and artificially inseminate female livestock.
Inspect and confine pregnant livestock; wash, clip and assist animals in preparation for and delivery of offspring.
Clean, maintain and sanitize buildings and grounds utilized by livestock.
Perform animal judging and classing.
Groom, clip and trim animals for exhibition.
Keep accurate records pertaining to ranch/farm operations including pasture utilization, facility maintenance, weight, breeding and feeding records.
May perform work in specialized areas such as livestock branding, shearing, vaccination, cow milking, castration, semen collection and/or breeding.
Farm environment; constant moving of up to 100 pounds; regular exposure to vapors, fumes, dust, and noise; subject to mechanical, chemical, electrical, and other hazards associated with livestock care. May be exposed to fire or explosives; some work is done in confined areas.
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.