Beef Herd Unit Supervisor
Work type: Off Campus, On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois, Other
Title: Beef Herd Unit Supervisor
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The main duties of this position is the management of the Beef Herd. Support with research projects and production at the Illinois State University Farm and within the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University is a requirement. This position will assist with duties related to the sheep flock and the Waste Treatment Center/Compost site.
The University Farm in Lexington, IL is home to 100 beef cattle, 45 head of sheep, 85 swine, 440 acres of crop production, a waste treatment center and 13 acre composting site. Approximately 300,000 tons of compost are available to use for crop production and is for sale to the public. Along with the 440 acres farmed in Lexington, there are 165-acres in Normal, IL.
University Benefit Highlights:
-Health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
-Retirement and supplemental retirement.
-Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
-Paid vacation and sick time.
For more University Benefit information: https://hr.illinoisstate.edu/benefits
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Possession of a valid Illinois vehicle operator’s license(s).
3. Any one or combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the categories below:
A. Coursework in agriculture, animal science, crop science, environmental science, or a closely related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
- Associate’s Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months)
- 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
B. General agricultural experience as appropriate performing general animal, livestock or related farming duties.
4. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.
1. Beef Quality Assurance Certification
2. Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification
3. Sheep Quality Assurance Certification.
4. Certified Livestock management Training.
5. Other related certifications and/or trainings.
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to lift up to 120 pounds.
2. Ability to push/pull 100 pounds.
3. Ability to climb, bend, crouch, kneel, and reach overhead.
4. Year-round outdoor exposure, exposure to dust associated with livestock and grain operations, exposure to livestock waste/odor.
5. Ability to gain access to all areas of the farm.
Proposed Starting Date
Required Applicant Documents
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Optional Applicant Documents
Transcripts (may be unofficial) - See Special Instructions to Applicants section for additional options
Certification of Retirement Annuity
Please Note: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. The employment application (not resume/cover letter) will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.
A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.
The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.
If using education to qualify, college transcripts (may be unofficial) must be faxed, mailed, delivered to Human Resources, or uploaded under optional documents prior to the posting close date.
To be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.
Transcripts and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois.
Contact Information for Applicants
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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