Casper College

Casper College is seeking an individual that has a strong knowledge of agricultural operations, specifically hay production and livestock care. The successful candidate will be self-starting, motivated by excellence, and able to successfully operate an agricultural enterprise. The position of Ranch Manager manages agricultural production operations of the Casper College Agricultural and Equine Resource Center (CCAERC).

Housing is provided for the successful candidate (including utilities and internet), and an opportunity for production bonus.

Responsibilities:

The Ranch Manager’s primary responsibilities include production of hay, complete care of livestock, developing and maintaining positive relationships with community members, and supervising work-study students. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean of the School of Science and the head Rodeo Coach at Casper College and will report to the Dean of the School of Science.

Description:

The CCAERC is located 15 miles West of Casper. The total ranch acreage is 167 with 120 irrigated under center pivot. Casper College and community programs enhance student usage of the facility, and the incumbent candidate is expected to contribute as needed in these programmatic efforts.

Essential Duties:

  • Produce, harvest and store all crops
  • Employ best practices related to crop production
  • Maintain and repair all pivot irrigation systems and hay equipment
  • Provide daily health and nutritional care of all livestock
  • Employ best practices related to livestock health and nutritional needs
  • Maintain equine areas in coordination with rodeo program
  • Assist with selecting and purchasing ranch equipment in conjunction with Casper College administration
  • Assist faculty with plans for teaching, research, and service at the CCAERC
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with students, Casper College employees, and the local community
  • Provide predator control
  • Adhere to established safety guidelines for personal safety and safety of others
  • Duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Work Environment:

Work is performed both outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and indoors in either a barn, office, classroom, or other various structures under varying room temperatures and lighting conditions. Travel will be required. Work may cause exposure to atmospheric conditions such as dirt, dust, adverse weather conditions and noise levels expected in a normal agricultural environment. Employee works frequently around a variety of livestock and other various ranch/farm animals. Employee will work frequently with students, faculty, staff, community members and student work-study employees.

Physical Demands:

Employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computers, feel, and reach with their hands and arms. Work requires walking and standing for extended periods of time and frequent lifting/moving of up to 100 pounds and moving more with various assistance methods. Work includes use of hands to manipulate both livestock and use tools, equipment and vehicles. Extensive vehicle and equipment use will be required (agricultural equipment, vehicles, vans, etc.) Work will be performed when needed and at times of crucial attendance, such as harvesting season, when students are present, and any other time of crucial attendance, as deemed by the Dean of the School of Science or head Rodeo Coach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree from an accredited institution in agriculture, animal science, range science, or related field and a minimum of 3 years work experience directly related to hay production and livestock care, OR a minimum of 5 years work experience directly related to hay production and livestock care
  • Experience maintaining and operating agricultural equipment and an agricultural enterprise
  • Must have a valid driver’s license; will be required to verify a good driving record through an MVR and be insurable under the College’s automobile liability policy
  • Knowledge of livestock health and nutritional needs, pivot irrigation systems, crop production and best practices, equine facility maintenance, groundskeeping, and efficient use of agricultural equipment employed in hay production
  • Experience working with and repairing ranch and farm implements and equipment
  • Ability to use office equipment and technology (computer, productivity software, Microsoft Office, etc)
  • Ability to perform duties in a diligent, professional manner; must be able to manage time and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in agriculture, animal science, range science, or related field
  • Experience working in a community college environment
  • Experience supervising and training other employees
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with clean driving record

To Apply:

  • Completed Casper College on-line application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)

Note to Candidates:

  • The Ranch Manager is required to live on the ranch. The college provides the incumbent with on-campus housing at no cost. Utilities, internet, and opportunities for production bonus included.
  • This is a full-time, benefited position. Click here to review Casper College’s benefits.
  • Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

To apply for this job email your details to barbara.agostini@caspercollege.edu