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Kansas State University
Posted: 09/12/2022
Assistant Site Manager

Assistant Site Manager


Department: 3670020060 Biology

Job no: 513777

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Applied Sciences

Pay Grade: 06A


About This Role:

The Assistant Site Manager will work closely with the Site Manager and Director to supports the operations of an 8600-acre tallgrass prairie preserve and ecological research station located near Manhattan, KS. Responsibilities include supporting the station's research and conservation mission by maintaining native tallgrass prairie habitat, assisting with prescribed burning, haying, and bison/cattle management, maintaining the station's facilities, equipment, and roads, and supporting the activities of visiting researchers..


Why Join Us:

The Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) is jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy, and hosts numerous researchers from multiple institutions as well as several major national research programs. KPBS is operated as a field research station by the KSU Division of Biology. The station is dedicated to a three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education, and prairie conservation.


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the


Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma and one year relevant experience.


Preferred Qualifications:


• B.S. in agricultural technology, agricultural management, or related field plus three years farm/ranch experience.

• Proficiency in welding.

• Experience with machine tools.

• Experience conducting prescribed burns and working with large grazing animals.

• Background in ranch or farm operations with minimum three-years experience in the use, maintenance, and repair of farm/ranching equipment.

• Valid driver's license and experience driving tractors, large trucks, off-road vehicles, and various other farm equipment.


Other Requirements:


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment


How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:


• Cover letter

• Resume

• Complete online application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and education.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: Sep 09, 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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