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Sheridan College Farm Manager (part-time seasonal)

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Position Details

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Job Title Sheridan College Farm Manager (part-time seasonal)
Department Agriculture
Location Sheridan
Desired Start Date 09/15/2017
Hiring Range $15.91 - $19.89
Full Salary Range $15.91 - $23.87
Benefits Summary

non-benefitted part-time seasonal position

Months Worked Annually NA
Typical Work Schedule

Part-time seasonal position generally beginning in March and ending in September

This year we need someone to do end of season crop management for the next month or so and then returning in the early Spring to begin a new season.

Position Information

Posting Number 20150192P
Job Posting Date 09/01/2017
Initial Review Date 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

Assists in planning, establishing, managing and maintaining the Sheridan College Living Laboratories.

Reports To Mae Smith
Education/Qualifications

Education: Associates degree or higher, preferred
Experience: 2 years work-related experience
Licensure:
Valid Driver’s License
Valid Wyoming Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License (may be obtained upon employment)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge:
Common practices and methods of crop science, vegetable and fruit production, and landscaping and turf management.
Proper agronomic and horticulture practices including, but not limited to tillage, planting, irrigation, harvest, soil conservation, weed control, pruning, pest control and pesticide or herbicide applications.
Safe equipment operation and safety rules associated with agricultural and educational activities.
University, state, city, county and federal rules and regulations applicable to area.
Basic computer applications.
Familiarity with rangeland management and vegetation.
Greenhouse management (preferred).

Abilities and Skills:
Ability to follow instructions.
Have hand/eye coordination and manual and physical dexterity to safely and effectively operate and maintain farm facility, equipment, and tools.
Communicate effectively and respectably with faculty, staff, students and the public.
Assist with maintenance and record keeping for facility, equipment and supplies.
Assist with supervision and training of assigned student staff.
Operate computer to maintain records and respond to communication.
Move up to 100 pounds
Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Most work performed outdoors; regular exposure to dirt, dust, noise, adverse weather conditions and mechanical hazards when operating farm tools/equipment. Heavy lifting is required.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.
Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.
NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.

Experience

Experience: 2 years work-related experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 10
Responsibility/Duty

Collaborate with faculty in the planning, establishment and management of educational plots.

Percentage of time 55
Responsibility/Duty

Manage, supervise and participate in the installation, irrigation, fertilization, planting, weed control, soil conservation, pruning, landscape maintenance, application of chemicals, and harvesting of crops.

Percentage of time 10
Responsibility/Duty

Operate, maintain and repair equipment used in agriculture and farming.

Percentage of time 10
Responsibility/Duty

Assist faculty in the instruction of academic labs and public workshops.

Percentage of time 5
Responsibility/Duty

Manage resources required for the general operations of the Living Laboratories.

Percentage of time 10
Responsibility/Duty

Support greenhouse maintenance and operations.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Transcripts