Assistant Livestock Manager in Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Job Description

The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University seeks a full-time Assistant Livestock Manager. The successful candidate will support the Livestock Manager in the operation of the Tech Farm livestock production and farm operations.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Livestock Manager works in close coordination with the Livestock Manager and Farm Supervisor on all aspects of Tech Farm operations. The position supports the Tech Farm livestock production by tending and feeding animals, constructing and maintaining livestock fencing, producing and harvesting hay, and assisting with livestock sales. To perform those functions, the position operates, maintains, and repairs a diversity of farm equipment and facilities. The position is responsible for training, organizing, and supervising a farm crew of 4-8 student workers. The position frequently communicates with and collaborates with School faculty and staff, and assists them upon request with animal and plant science teaching labs, animal science research projects, public outreach and FFA career development events, and South Campus SGA student
organization activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. degree in Agricultural Sciences or related field is required. Evidence of general and practical animal science knowledge, and experience in tasks that support the farm’s
equipment, facilities, and functions. Demonstrated integrity and professionalism in a team setting, and commitment to serving the School’s mission and meeting the needs of School faculty, staff, and students. Flexibility in scheduling – including availability during nights, weekends, and holidays – is a must.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and professional experience. Louisiana Tech University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.
APPLICATIONS: To apply, submit 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) university transcript if applicable (unofficial OK), and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references. Screening of applicants begins March 3, 2023 and will continue until the position has been filled.
CONTACT: Mr. Benny Hennen (Tech Farm Livestock Manager); bhennen@latech.edu or (318) 548-2813.
ABOUT: Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a Tier 1 National Research University of approximately 11,000 students. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry is home to 18 faculty and 9 staff serving approximately 400 students in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Forestry, and Geographic Information Science degree programs. Located in the rolling hills of northern Louisiana, Ruston (population ~22,000) is a vibrant, culturally-rich college town, with major airports and other metropolitan services located nearby in Monroe and Shreveport. Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Louisiana Tech University.
Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.
Please Note: Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.
Note to Applicant:
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

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