Livestock Technician I in Chico, CA

California State University

Job description

Job no: 534243
Work type: Staff
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 9 – CSUEU – Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under the immediate supervision of the Farm Director, the Livestock Technician I is responsible for performing the daily activities involving the care, feeding, breeding, and milking of livestock in the livestock program. Livestock Technician I personally performs all work of a livestock program and may supervise students in the performance of such work and on occasion assists the faculty in setting up laboratory classes. Livestock Technician I is responsible for performing the daily activities involving the care, feeding, breeding, and milking of livestock. Responsibilities include livestock production (breeding, birth and growth), animal nutrition, assisting with planning and inventory management, as well as community interaction. Livestock Technician I assists with parturition; effect feed trial and general feeding and other experiments and operates mechanical milking and other dairy equipment. May be called upon to maintain or assist with milk production, breeding livestock inventory, and other records required in the operation of the program. Incumbents may assist laboratory instructors with setting up of livestock laboratory classes.

Required Education and Experience:

Equivalent to 60 semester or 90 quarter units of academic work at a four-year college of university, with courses in animal husbandry, livestock management, and related animal science subjects. (Additional specialized experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience for each 30 semester of 45 quarter units of accredited college work completed).


Equivalent to one year of experience in the care, feeding, and breeding of livestock.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual.
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science or related field.
  • Proficient with the use of computers.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $42,060 – $74,652 per year.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 01/04/2024. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Advertised: Dec 15 2023 Pacific Standard Time