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University of Idaho
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Posted: 11/1/2017
Assistant Superintendent/Farm Operations Manager

University of Idaho

Assistant Superintendent/Farm Operations Manager

Location: Kimberly

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $57,259 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Oversee daily operations at Kimberly Research and Extension Center; manage budgets and expenditures, manage farm operations staff activity, hire and train staff and evaluate performance. Oversee operation and maintenance of equipment and buildings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and four years related experience.

Experience and demonstrated ability: managing personnel, facilities, and budgets in an agricultural crops operation.

Demonstrated written and verbal skills in communications with employees, supervisors, and the general public.

Ability to: use desktop computer and associated programs including email and internet.

Pesticide applicator’s license or ability to obtain license within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in agriculture or related discipline.

Experience with irrigated agriculture.

Knowledge of operations and maintenance of farm equipment.

Knowledge of farm and industrial safety issues and the ability to provide safety training.

Familiarity with agricultural research.

Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Familiarity with farm management software.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 40 lbs. Duties may be performed in inclement weather.

Must be able to drive a University vehicle and pass a driver’s check.

Posting Number: SP001603P

Posting Date: 10/27/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

This position is located in Southern Idaho.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted by November 24, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Please respond to the Supplemental Questions using specific examples. Your responses will be used to determine your qualifications for this position. You should reference work history and/or education listed in your application where appropriate.


The individual hired for this position will be eligible for a full range of benefits. These benefits include access to: medical, dental and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; membership in the PERSI retirement system; eligibility for vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay; and eligibility for educational privileges (reduced tuition fees) for self and/or spouse and qualified dependents.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

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