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Farm Attendant (Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Farm Attendant (Extended Temporary)
Department Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res (2450)
Location Tucson Area Farms
Position Summary

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (SACBS) is currently seeking a motivated candidate for the position of Farm Attendant at the Equine Center, located at Campbell Avenue and Roger Road within the Campus Ag Center. This position provides hands-on support for the Equine Center. The primary focus of this position is to provide care and training for the Arabian horse herd housed at the Campus Ag Center.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee and provide health care for the resident Arabian horse herd, which includes stallions, mares, and foals.
  • Perform routine maintenance of facilities used by Arabian horses.
  • Feeding, cleaning stalls, and grooming of Arabian horses.
  • Exercising and training of Arabian horses owned by the University of Arizona including halter training, saddling, bridling, riding, etc.
  • Assists with the handling of Arabian stallions, mares, and foals including attending to mares and foals during and after foaling.
  • Assist manager with equine breeding management of Arabian horses including live cover, artificial insemination, cooled semen, and general reproductive management practices associated with mare and stallion care.
  • Other duties as assigned for care of the Arabian horse herd.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Experience handling and working with horses.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must be able to maintain flexible schedule in order to be available outside normal business/ work hours.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

No prior experience required. May require possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license, upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years of subject work.
  • Experience working with young horses.
  • Experience training young horses under saddle.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $12.50 per hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24075
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Wanda McCormack

Open Date 09/27/2017
Review Start Date 10/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Upon hire will you possess a valid Arizona Driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a flexible schedule?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents