University of Idaho
Location: Off Campus Location - Salmon, Idaho
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $47,476.00 or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The incumbent for this position will support faculty in development and implementation of research, statistical analysis, and professional writing related to the interface of grazing livestock systems with range and wildlife management. This incumbent will be expected to work independently and in a supervisory capacity, and contribute to scientific experiment design, conduct and manage research projects, and analyze and publish scientific data. This position requires extensive travel and field work in remote Idaho locations.
Education/Experience: A Master of Science degree or a Ph.D. in Animal Science, Rangeland Management, Wildlife Management, Biology, or a related field
Experience: in understanding of and experience with handling/managing livestock in grazing systems; low-stress cattle handling techniques and care; gathering and compiling data; report writing; coordinating and attending field days; coordinating research projects.
Skills: applicants must be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills; have a strong work ethic, be able to work in remote areas individually and as a team member, and be able to work under limited supervision; demonstrate excellent verbal-communication and publication (writing) skills; and demonstrate skills in statistical analysis and data management
Willingness and ability to: work with and without direct supervision; listen carefully and follow instructions accurately; be prompt and organized; drive to field work sites with expected overnight travel to remote locations; work flexible and overtime schedule when the work dictates.
Must possess: valid driver’s license and ability to drive a UI vehicle (pass driving record check and defensive driving course); good written and oral English communication skills.
Experience: two or more years work experience with a rangeland grazing management system or related farm/ranch work; knowledge of plants and/or wildlife related to grazing livestock; preparing progress reports and proposals to funding agencies.
Demonstrated skills and ability: in effectively supervising students utilizing a good work ethic and project management; operation of ranch equipment including the ability to tow and back trailers loaded with equipment, horses or supplies; to prioritize tasks when working alone or in small groups and successfully follow project plans to achieve program goals; identify, troubleshoot and solve problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, collaborators, and cooperators; work cooperatively with other faculty and staff from other programs.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Successful candidate will regularly be expected to handle livestock, work outdoors, and may need to carry materials in excess of 50 pounds.
Extensive travel will be expected at times throughout the year. Some of the field work may require hiking, riding ATVs and/or horses through rough terrain and may be subject to variable weather and temperatures.
Posting Number: SP001264P
Posting Date: 02/01/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applications received by February 25, 2017 will receive first consideration.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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