This position will support operations of the KSU Commercial Cow-Calf Unit under the direct supervision of the Farm Manager. The incumbent must be willing to be called to work to collect animals who have escaped in the evenings, weekends and/or on Holidays, and be willing to work outdoors in extreme heat or cold temperatures. The incumbent will be deemed "Essential" during periods of Inclement Weather directed by the University Administration, and will be expected to report to work as usual.
50% Plan and supervise data collection activities and data processing for research projects dealing with the nutrition and management of a range-based cow herd, it's associated calf crop, and it's associated pasture resources. Specific tasks include but are not limited to: daily management of ongoing research projects, management of graduate and undergraduate student labor, application of quality - control procedures for data collections activities, and maintaining inventories of research supplies and animal health supplies. The incumbent shares responsibility for the daily care of all of beef cattle that are under the ownership or management of the KSU Commercial Cow-Calf Unit.
20% Responsible for keeping accurate and detailed records including but not limited to: documentation of research procedures and results, management of animal production records, documentation of student worker training, documentation of compliance with animal welfare standards, and documentation of compliance with regulations concerning animal research and animal production.
10% Supervise and train graduate and undergraduate students in field and laboratory procedures that involve data collection, data analysis, research documentation, and general ranch tasks. Assist the Farm Manager with coordination of collaborative research project's between the faculty and graduate students of Animal Sciences and Industry, Agronomy, Biology, Konza Prairie, off-campus KSU research stations, other university's, and industry partners.
10% Cooperate with the Farm Manager and managers of the other KSU ASI animal units to promote efficient use of labor and equipment.
10% Coordinate maintenance and repair of equipment used in research and animal care.