Montana State University RANCH FOREMAN *Miles City, MT* in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19108

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Brad Eik 406) 874-8226 brad.eik@ars.usda.gov

Classification Title Ranch Foreman

Working Title RANCH FOREMAN Miles City, MT

Brief Position Overview

This position is located at Fort Keogh in Miles City, MT. The primary purpose of the Research Laboratory is to conduct research in the scientific fields of range management, nutrition, animal genetics, and reproductive physiology and to advance range productivity and beef cattle production in the Northern Great Plains. This Agricultural Experiment Station is operated jointly by USDA-ARS and Montana State University.

Position Number 4M0014

Department Fort Keogh LARRL

Division College of Agriculture/MAES

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Minimum hourly rate of $13.628 hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

This position is located at Fort Keogh in Miles City, MT. The primary purpose of the Research Laboratory is to conduct research in the scientific fields of range management, nutrition, animal genetics, and reproductive physiology and to advance range productivity and beef cattle production in the Northern Great Plains. This Agricultural Experiment Station is operated jointly by USDA-ARS and Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

The person in this position’s main responsibility is to produce necessary forage to support the livestock used in research at the laboratory, and to participate with agronomic research as appropriate. This position will supervise two full-time employees and as many as four part-time temporary employees. Supervisory responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of employees, planning work schedules, supervising and training them in their work, and completing their performance evaluations. It is expected that all duties of this position will be completed in a professional and dedicated manner.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years’ experience in farming and/or ranching.

  • Demonstrated experience in operating and maintaining various farm equipment, vehicles, and implements.

  • Demonstrated experience in inspecting, repairing, and fabricating machinery using welders, torches, hand, and power tools.

  • Knowledge of farming techniques and crop rotations.

  • Knowledge of workplace safety practices and providing safety trainings to others.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or other applicable specialized training desired.

  • Computer skills in the areas of Microsoft Word, Excel, and email.

The Successful Candidate Will

The successful candidate will have also have the following abilities: consistently exercise initiative and good judgment; establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisor and workers to create a team concept that causes the unit to function smoothly; successfully plan, set priorities, and meet deadlines; communicate effectively with employees, co-workers, and the public; record data with a high degree of accuracy and close attention to detail; consistently work in a safe and accurate manner; and to represent LARRL and its program to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  1. Must be able to work varied hours to include evenings and weekends.
  2. Must possess (or have the ability to obtain) a current State of Montana Driver’s License and possess an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).
  3. Must possess(or have the ability to obtain)a Montana Certified Pesticide Applicator’s License within six months of hire date.

With or without reasonable accommodation; the person in this position must be able to:

  1. Work in adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and dust and walk long distances over uneven terrain.
  2. Move objects 50 lbs or greater on a regular basis, and up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis.
  3. Tolerate dust, pollen, and pesticides.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 4, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

In order to be considered for this position, please upload your resume.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .