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Farm Manager

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 508826
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

This Farm Manager/Poultry Unit Manager position is vital to the KSU Poultry Unit's success. This position collaborates with researchers in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry along with others across campus.

This position is responsible for managing the KSU Poultry Unit farm and game bird facility.  Research focuses on basic and applied research projects with laying hens, broilers, turkeys, pheasant, and quail.  Specific tasks include managing daily operations and maintenance of the facility, construction of indoor research pens and outdoor flight areas.

The incumbent will be responsible for interacting with the public via tours, stock sales, grant sponsors, campus courses and occasional producer meetings. This position requires handling of live animals, moving heavy items, handling and mixing feed components, indoor and outdoor work, general maintenance of buildings and research equipment, tractor and skid steer work, and repairs of animal pens.

This position will be collecting research samples and data such as excreta and tissue samples; routine analysis of feedstuffs as well as statistical analysis and reporting of research results on spreadsheets.  The incumbent will have primary responsibility for maintaining accurate and detailed study records of the facilities and will be responsible for ordering supplies, balancing a budget, maintaining inventories, application of quality control procedures, implementation of good laboratory practices and proper safety procedures, assisting graduate students in their research activities, as well as training and supervision of undergraduate student employees.

Why Join Us:

he Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901 to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Animal Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related field and three to five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with laboratory procedures relating to chemical and physical analysis of feeds.
  • Demonstrated capabilities for project management with experience with avian species.
  • Previous experience with data collection and record-keeping.
  • Demonstrated capability of making routine repairs, updates, and remodeling of physical facilities.
  • MS in Animal Science, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related field.
  • Previous experience with supervision of employees, working in an animal research facility.
  • Experience conducting experiments according to Good Clinical Practices (VICH GL9) guidelines, as well as experience with documentation of procedures required for successful completion of INAD (Investigation New Animal Drug) studies.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. KSU PageUp online application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume
  4. Three reference contacts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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