The employee in this position works at the Horse Unit on Maine Chance Farm in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. They use in-depth knowledge of equine heath, reproduction, nutrition and facilities to ensure the proper completion of research projects, undergraduate classes, extension events and animal care in compliance with university needs. The person in this position will manage and train hourly employees, order and purchase supplies, file appropriate documentation for business transactions and use knowledge and judgement to make decisions related to the need for specialized animal care and facility maintenance procedures. This person in this position is considered an essential employee that is expected to report to work during emergency closings of the University for weather or other reasons. Employee is required to live on-site. Scheduled work hours and/or days may vary according to season of year and activities at the farm and will require work during nights, weekends and/or holidays to provide animal care.
IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).
Attention to detail, organization and planning skills. In-depth knowledge with normal and abnormal horse health, ability to assess animal well-being and make animal care decisions.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
MS in Animal Sciences or closely related
University Community of Inclusion:
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