Ag Research Technician

Mandan, ND
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Apr 23, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
Perform animal care activities,
• Daily observation of livestock
• Daily feeding of livestock
• Breeding (potentially AI or natural service)
• Calving, calf care, and management of replacement breeding animals (branding, vaccinations, treatments, etc.)
• Maintain regular communication with supervisors
• Follow IACUC and Hettinger REC standard operating procedures.

Perform farm activities,
• Assist in farming activities (haying, fixing fence, pasture and water maintenance, equipment maintenance and repair).

Support cow herd research, extension, and teaching efforts,
• Assist a multi-disciplinary team of animal, range, soil, wildlife, and social scientists in research, teaching, and extension.
• Assist and teach student employees in livestock care and handling.
• Follow IACUC protocols.
• Assist in data entry (computer based).

Work safely and adhere to applicable rules and regulations related to animal care ( IACUC rules)
• Follow guidelines set forth by the Safety Office
• Train and monitor employees to work in a safe manner
• Follow all IACUC guidelines and training
• Help identify unsafe working conditions
• Stop co-workers who are working in an unsafe manner
• Communicate with supervisor and center Director regarding any safety concerns, animal welfare issues, and other regulatory matters

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate degree in Animal/Agriculture science or related field or 4 years of relevant experience.
• Computer literacy, written and verbal communication skills.
• Desire for involvement in cattle research, management, and teaching activities.
• Ability to perform basic cattle husbandry tasks such as feeding, animal health, and calving
• Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately and work willingly with staff and faculty on various tasks, and assist in the training and supervision of student employees
• Ability to accomplish vital tasks while working alone
• A flexible schedule is a requisite in order to accommodate some weekends and holidays
• Demonstrated ability to perform various duties that require heavy lifting (50 + lbs)
• Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three year's work experience in cattle-related activities
• Demonstrated ability to operate farm equipment such as pickup trucks, livestock trailers, tractors, skid steer loaders, manure spreaders, feed wagons, and haying equipment
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a team as well as work alone

Physical Demands:
lifting up to 50+ lbs

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please describe within application or resume how each of the minimum and preferred qualifications are met.

Special Conditions:
Possible nights and weekends.

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. • 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Mandan, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Are you able to perform various duties that require heavy lifting (50+ lbs)?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Unofficial Transcript 2

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