TEMPORARY - Farm Ranch Supervisor

New Mexico State University - Santa Fe, NM4.3

Appointment Full-time Equivalency 0.74 Reports To Position Title Acad Dept Head Target Hourly/Salary Rate 12.98 Pay Level 05 Pay Base Hourly Recruitment Summary
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Fencing Maintenance at at College Ranch in Santa Fe, NM, Checking and caring of cattle on ranch, checking and maintenance of water systems for cattle.

Classification Summary
Leads and performs farm activities such as planting, weeding, harvesting and caring for livestock. Performs minor maintenance tasks including electrical, plumbing and carpentry work. Operates a variety of farm equipment.

Classification Standard Duties
Leads students or other farm employees in caring for livestock, planting, harvesting and other farm activities. Sets schedules for feeding and watering animals. Observes animals to detect signs of illness or injury. Treats minor injuries and advises a veterinarian or supervisor of serious problems. Coordinates or conducts the processing of animals including weighing, assigning and attaching ear tags, vaccinating, castrating and dehorning. Leads the preparation of rations and feed supplements to animals according to experimental requirements. Breeds animals. Selects sires for artificial insemination. Assists and attends animals during and after birth of offspring. Plants, weeds, cultivates and harvests experimental plots and field crops. Operates various types of farm equipment including tractors and harvesters. Orders, mixes and measures pesticides and fertilizers and applies them to crops. Performs maintenance of facilities such as water lines, corrals and buildings including minor electrical, plumbing or carpentry repairs. Maintains records of such activities as crops planted and animals bred, sold or slaughtered.

Knowledge of farming principles and operations.

Skill in the operation of farm equipment and in the use of tools used in the repair and maintenance of facilities.

Ability to provide work direction to others. Ability to accurately maintain written records. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Required Education

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services. Preferred Qualifications
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of livestock and ranching operations.

Required Certification/License Special Requirements Other Departmental Requirements Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5), Shift: Other Shift If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
May work some weekend and/or holidays

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico SF-Santa Fe Work Site Contingent Upon Funding Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Tenure Track No Posting Date 10/01/2018 Closing Date 10/20/2018 Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional) Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32683
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Environment Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physical Effort Moderate physical activity.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Risk Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.