Agricultural Technician Supervisor
University of Maryland College of Agriculture Ellicott City, MD Full-time Management
Posted on March 3, 2023
|Title:||Agricultural Technician Supervisor|
|Functional Title:||Agricultural Technician Supervisor|
|Applicant Search Category:||Staff|
|University Authorized FTE:||1.000|
|Unit:||AGNR-AES-CMREC-Forage Research Facility|
|Hiring Range Minimum:||47951|
|Hiring Range Maximum:||57541.2|
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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|Position Summary/Purpose of Position:||
To assist and support the Dairy Program Manager in the management of all aspects of the daily activities and animal research conducted at the Clarksville facility. To provide animal care and handling expertise and assistance in all areas of daily operations. To assist in training student/hourly workers in the animal care and milking operation. In the absence of the program manager, provides direct supervision, work schedules, job assignments and makes decisions on animal health and care.
High School Diploma or GED
Six years progressively responsible experience in agriculture work, four years of which must have been in laboratory or field research and two years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. OTHER: Valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires an incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.
Artificial Insemination Training/Experience or the ability to obtain Artificial Insemination Certificate within the first six months of employment.
|Job Risks||Animal Handling|
Harsh work environment, excessive heat, cold, dirt, noise. Must be able to tolerate strenuous physical activity (e.g., lifting, shoveling, carrying heavy items) that may have to be completed in adverse weather conditions. Animal Care requires weekend and holiday shifts as well as overtime as needed.
|Open Until Filled||No|
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