Advertised Employing Department: Agriculture Education and Studies
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is advertising for an Ag Specialist III – Farm Operator in Ag Education and Studies (AGEDS). This position will collaborate with the Instructor-In-Charge and AGEDS 450 Farm, which is a self-sustaining farm.
This position will collaborate on all production activities associated with corn and soybean cropping enterprise and wean-to-finish contract grower swine enterprise including the operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery, as direct by the Instructor and AGEDS 450 Class.
The successful candidate will be a team player and be willing to carry out management decisions of the class with excellent organizational and communication skills. They will be able to work alone and work with a diverse team while providing the insight to notify proper management if issues arise. They will have the ability to exercise independent thinking and judgment, and be a self-motivator. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 150 lbs. All college employees are expected to interact collegially and in a professional manner while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethic
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 6 years.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in Midwest Agriculture background (corn, soybeans, and swine production)
Bachelor’s degree in an Agricultural or related field
Position must be available to work nights, weekends, and on-call. Ability to lift up to 150 lbs. Due to bio-security the individual hired cannot be around other swine facilities.
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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