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Job ID: 125440

Ranch Operations Manager
University of Idaho

Date Posted Jul. 10, 2019
Title Ranch Operations Manager
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Agricultural - General

University of Idaho

Ranch Operations Manager

Location: Off Campus Location - Hailey, Idaho

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $55,016.00 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Oversee daily operations at the Rinker Rock Creek Ranch (RRCR); manage budgets and expenditures through coordination with CALS financial technicians and administrative staff, manage ranch staff activity, hire and train staff and evaluate performance. Oversee operation and maintenance of equipment and property. Ensure compliance with all state and Federal regulatory requirements, and ensure all activities meet University policies and processes. Serve as point of contact for approval of all research, education, outreach, Extension and public activities on the ranch, and act as liaison between relevant stakeholders and UI administrators.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Education and Experience: Bachelors degree and at least two years related experience in agriculture, ranch management, rangeland management, animal science, agronomy, forestry, or a related field.

- Experience in managing personnel, facilities, and budgets in a working ranch or other natural resource-based operation.

- Demonstrated written skills in communications with employees, supervisors, and the general public.

- Experience using a computer and associated programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, email and internet).

- Pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain license within 6 months of hire.

- Must have a valid drivers license and be able to successfully pass a drivers record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Masters degree in agriculture, ranch management, rangeland management, animal science or a related field.

- Knowledge of operations and maintenance of ranch equipment.

- Knowledge of ranch and industrial safety issues and the ability to provide safety training.

- Familiarity with agricultural and environmental research.

- Familiarity with policies of regulatory agencies related to ranching and land management.

- Demonstrated excellence in verbal skills with employees, supervisors, and the general public.

- Ability to work well with others.

- Demonstrated excellence in public speaking.

- Experience with UI Extension.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

- Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 50 pounds.

- Willingness and ability to work in adverse environmental conditions.

- Willingness and ability to work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.

Posting Number: SP002255P

Posting Date: 07/08/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to those who apply by August 6, 2019. The position will remain open until suitable applicant pool has been identified.

In addition to the online application, individuals should submit a letter of qualification and resume.

IMPORTANT: To be considered, your Letter of Qualification must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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