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Unit Manager

About this Job:

Position Description

Manages a unit within a department. Plans, organizes and develops goals and procedures for the unit. Represents the unit to administrators, outside agencies and others on relevant matters. Supervises subordinate staff.

About the Department and/or College

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences is one of six departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.  The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility and has excellent research support and animal facilities both on and off-campus.  There are over 30 faculty members in the department, many of whom are leading researchers in their respective fields.  This position is integral to the support of strategic areas for the growth of research and teaching.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Manage the day-to-day care of the TTU Swineherd which may have between 50 and 250 sows and their offspring (currently 80 sows).
  • Maintain a fiscally responsible unit that supports the teaching, research, and service goals of the department, region, and world.
  • Support faculty and student research and teaching faculty, staff, and students whose goals are to educate students, obtain grant support and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Coordination and teamwork with other units on the site.
  • Manages a full-time staff member and students.
  • Reports to a faculty member in charge but is expected to support all faculty and students using the Swine Unit.
  • Some regulatory compliance/documentation is required including animal care and other oversight bodies.
  • The first line of contact with the public about the Swine Unit.
  • Oversee budgetary, regulatory, and human resources responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus three years supervisory experience; OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. degree in Animal Science, or a closely related field with a strong track record of pig care and management.
Previous budgetary and academic experiences.
Ability to speak, read and write English.
Basic math skills.
Organizational and supervisory skills.
Lifting, walking, animal handling, and other activates associated with farm work.
Meaningful experience with managing domestic pigs.

How to apply:

Apply online by clicking HERE!.

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