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Assistant Farm Manager - FRS/ADS Tifton

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Bogart, Georgia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number

S07914P

Working Title

Assistant Farm Manager - FRS/ADS Tifton

Department

CAES-Animal & Dairy Science

About the University of Georgia

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The Universitys enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

In 2018, The UGA Tifton Campus began a yearlong Centennial celebration with various events to commemorate its 100th anniversary of providing updated research to the community.

Research is done on a wide range of commodities, including cotton, peanuts, vegetables and turf grass, all of which make agriculture the No. 1 industry in Georgia.

In 2004, a teaching program was initiated and it has been growing ever since. College-level instruction on campus is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-degree level study.

College/Unit/Department website

http://www.caes.uga.edu/campuses/tifton/about/administrative-offices/field-research-services.html

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time

Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information

Schedule will be determined by supervisor

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education, experience and training

Posting Date

02/16/2022

Open until filled

Yes

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

03/14/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.

Location of Vacancy

Tifton Area

EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Information

Classification Title

Agriculture/Forestry Professional

FLSA

Exempt

Job Family

FTE

1.00

Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in agriculture or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Valid Drivers License


Position Summary

This position works under the direction of the ADS Farm Manager with guidance from the Tifton FRS Superintendent and the Tifton ADS Senior Farm Manager to jointly provide leadership and oversight of farm operations at the Tifton Animal and Dairy Science Farm. The Assistant Farm Manager is responsible for daily supervision of employee(s) who are responsible for meeting the forage production needs (corn silage, summer annuals, winter annuals, Bermuda grass hay, ext.) for the Tifton/Alapaha Beef Units.
This individual will be expected to manage and oversee the lagoon systems and keep accurate records in compliance with the Certified Nutrient Management Plan. The individual will be responsible for maintaining a valid certified operator for CNMP and pesticide applicator license for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The Assistant Farm Manager will be responsible for preventative and routine maintenance of equipment at the Tifton Animal and Dairy Science Farm and supporting units.
This individual will also be responsible for non-routine repairs on equipment located at the Beef Unit. This individual will work with the Tifton FRS Superintendent and the Tifton ADS Senior Farm Manager to prioritize repairs and maintenance on equipment and facilities. This individual will have experience in mechanic work. This individual will follow written protocol while assisting in research trials and will assist research technicians when utilizing farm assets.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Farm management experience
  • Knowledge and competence of feed-based row crop production and forage and row-crop management practices and agronomic practices for growing and harvesting crops required for the feeding and maintenance of beef cattle.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work activities involved in a beef farm operation and those involved in forage production and field research work.
  • Ability to implement and conduct research field trials under the direction of research scientists and Tifton ADS Senior Farm Manager.
  • Ability to maintain the necessary research and beef management records as specified by research scientists and the Tifton ADS Senior Farm Manager.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology including e-mail, excel, and other recordkeeping programs.
  • Knowledge and skill in working on equipment (mechanic work)


Physical Demands

  • Lift, push and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Bend, stoop and climb
  • Work in environmental extremes and outdoor conditions including heat, cold, wet.
    Work with hand and arm dexterity.
  • Work around livestock including dust, noise, smells, etc.
  • Work varied schedules according to the needs of the farm. May need to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays to ensure safety/maintenance of the herd.
  • Driving


Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide daily leadership and oversight of the farm staff by pre-planning duties and tasks for employees, evaluating production needs, and watching weather patterns to plan best practices.
  • Participate in planning, organizing, managing, and overseeing the daily operation of the Tifton ADS Farm. Including assignment of tasks to farm personnel for various jobs to keep research and farm management unit operating properly.
  • Maintains daily field records in an organized and accessible format. Submitting land utilization records each year.
  • Keeps management and Research Scientists apprised of the current and anticipated status of research and fieldwork and makes recommendations for changes or adjustments when necessary.
  • Carries out experimental procedures without the direct supervision of Research Scientists as determined in research protocols.
  • Oversees the maintenance and appearance of facilities, machinery, and equipment.
  • Determines the needs of shop supplies, fuel, oil, fertilizer, pesticides, and animal health supplies and submits recommendations to management.
  • This is also a working manager role in which hands-on tasks of animal care, farm maintenance, and operation are expected.


Percentage of time

45

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and perform duties to care for livestock.
  • Provides day-to-day care and observation of livestock.
  • Involved with maintaining up to date health records for livestock.
  • Involved with maintaining and providing routine vaccination, deworming and health programs.
  • Under the direction of the Tifton ADS Senior Farm Manager, works with the institutional animal care to ensure the proper care of animals on the farm.


Percentage of time

45

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides effective communication within and outside of the UGA system, including with producers and the general public, assists in planning farm visits by various stakeholders including industry clientele, hosting field days for local community groups, visiting faculty, etc.
  • Comply with all UGA/USG policies including record keeping, timekeeping, training, etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Percentage of time

10

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name

Andy Carter

Recruitment Contact Email

andyc@uga.edu

Recruitment Contact Phone

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Optional Documents
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