Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

$20.00 per hour or higher depending on experience

Position Description

University of Idaho


Associate Manager – Sheep Center


Location: Moscow


Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences


Employee Category: Classified


Pay Range: $20.00 per hour or higher depending on experience


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:


The associate manager is responsible for all operations at the Palouse Research, Extension, and Education Center (PREEC) Sheep Center. They are responsible for supervising, training, evaluating and setting schedules for board appointed and temporary employees at the Sheep Center. The associate manager ensures current SOP protocols are updated and adhered to for all Sheep operation duties. The associate manager assists the Superintendent with managing the Sheep Center operations budgets and expenditures, ensuring expenditures are appropriate and accurate. Along with the Animal and Feed Mill Manager, Superintendent of the PREEC, and the Animal and Veterinarian (AVS) Department Head, the associate manager is responsible for maintaining a year end-balanced budget for all Sheep Center expenditures. The associate manager will occasionally be asked to provide management relief at the UI Dairy, Feed Mill and Beef Units and assist with other PREEC activities.


Minimum Qualifications:


• 2 years of experience with livestock, preferably sheep.

• Experience with accurate records keeping and managing budgets.

• Experience working with diverse individuals, communicating effectively in writing, handling large animals, and supervising and training others.


Preferred Qualifications:


• BS degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, or related field of hire and at least 2 years’ experience.

• Demonstrated verbal communication skills.

• Experience and interest in research involving aspects of sheep management, health, reproduction, and nutrition.

• Working knowledge of sanitation procedures necessary in livestock care.

• Knowledge of safety practices necessary in handling animals, farm equipment, and vehicles.

• Experience in operation of a skid-steer loader, tractors, and loading and towing of livestock trailers.

• Experience fitting and showing livestock.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


• Lift, carry, and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Posting Number: SP002911P


Posting Date: 07/09/2021


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:


First consideration date for receipt of applications is July 25, 2021.


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 may be required to pass a criminal background check.


To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2364591


EEO Statement


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


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