Posting Number PG191475SP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Swine Unit Manager
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience (not to exceed
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 7:00am - 4:00pm (may vary based on research
requests and time of year)
Job Location Clayton, NC
Department Central Crops Research Station
About the Department
The mission of the Central Crops Research Station is to provide resources,
personnel, scientific expertise, and facilities to scientists conducting
research in field crops, horticulture crops, swine, tobacco, and environmental
areas. It is the responsibility of the staff to actively manage and maintain
all projects and to develop long and short term management schemes. Research
includes multi-discipline research projects, complex breeding programs, leaf
and soil microbes, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertility, weed
management, plasiticulture, and pesticide application, tolerance, and
The station houses a maize seed lab, seed processing area and long-term seed
storage facility. It functions as a teaching facility for both graduate and
undergraduate students at NC State by providing crop field labs for graduate
and undergraduate classes. The station hosts numerous demonstrations,
workshops, field days, and instructional programs for the public each year.
Essential Job Duties
This position is responsible for managing the swine research facility acting
as the Swine Unit Manager for assigned projects, budget, staff, students,
animal and facilities care and maintenance, as well as conducting research
projects and public relations support for the station.
Primary duties of the Swine Unit Manager include, but are not limited to the
assessing proposed projects requirements for station and unit resources
and evaluate long term effects on both.
Assisting with all tasks related to the establishment, maintenance, and
disposition of animal specimens, waste management system, and assist in
other research units located at Central Crops Research Station on an as
Applying treatments to research subjects according to specific research
protocols including water, feed, research inputs, and medicines, as well
as, operate the effluent management system which may include working with
various types of irrigation equipment and laying solid set pipe.
Assisting research personnel with assigning animals, implementation of
treatments, and collection and recording of data.
Assisting with maintenance of equipment, grounds, buildings, field plots,
and other tasks. The validity of research data requires attention to
detail, ability to multitask to successfully complete assigned duties
throughout the year.
Assist project staff on research programs in field crops, tobacco, small
grains and horticulture crops.
Additional work hours may be required especially during planting,
irrigation and harvest seasons. Research projects or weather may alter
Employee will also assist with maintenance of the entire research station
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and two years of general research experience; or an
equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of agricultural practices related to crop and livestock
production with research experience.
Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, with or without reasonable
accommodations, on a routine basis and up to 90 pounds on occasion, with
or without reasonable accommodations, and perform long periods of
repetitive reaching, stooping, standing, bending, and lifting, with or
without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to operate machinery associated with livestock and crop
Ability to communicate in both oral and written form; ability to read and
follow pesticide labels and research protocols.
Ability to collect and record data accurately.
Experience and/or knowledge of research program methods, principles,
implementation, and evaluation.
Advanced understanding in a research, commercial, or educational setting
of swine husbandry.
Knowledge of animal waste water regulations and experience with effluent
Animal Waste Water Applicator, ICUC, and Pork Quality Assurance
Basic knowledge and understanding of agricultural practices related to
crop and livestock production.
Experience operating and adjusting farm equipment including calibration.
Required License or Certification
Must have a valid NC driver's license or ability to obtain within 60 days
of start date.
Must obtain a NC Public Pesticide applicators license and Waste Water
Applicator – Swine Certification within the first six months of hire date.
Licenses and certifications must be maintained as a condition of
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Job Open Date 09/16/2021
Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this
date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting
applications but may close at any time.) 09/23/2021
Notice to Applicants
Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is
identical to the work history listed on your resume.
In addition to your application please submit a resume and the contact
Information for three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00041753
Position Type SHRA
Position Classification Band Title Research Operations Manager
Position Classification Band Level Contributing
Position Classification Salary Range $43,082 - $100,270
Salary Grade Equivalency GN10
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training &
experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary
would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Time Limited Position No
Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable)
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department Id 115003 - Central Crops Research Station
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(Open Ended Question)
Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Research Operations Manager position.
Bachelor's in any field and 2 years of general research experience
Master's, Doctorate in a related general research field
Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and 2 years of general research experience
Associate's in any field and 4 years of general research experience
Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal 6 years of experience in general research. (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 5 years of experience)
High School diploma/GED and 6 years of general research experience
Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and general research experience to equal 10 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 7 years experience)
None of the above
Please describe your knowledge and/or experience of agricultural practices related to crop and livestock production.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have experience operating and maintaining farm equipment?
Do you have a Animal Waste Water Applicator Certification or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment?
Do you have a current, valid NC pesticide applicator's license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire?
Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
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Contact Information for References