Swine Unit Manager

North Carolina State University

United States

September 23, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG191475SP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Swine Unit Manager Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience (not to exceed $47,910) 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 efficacy.

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 following:

  • 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 needed basis.
  • 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.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • 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 work schedule.
  • Employee will also assist with maintenance of the entire research station as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Experience/Education

    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 production.
  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 application system.
  • Animal Waste Water Applicator, ICUC, and Pork Quality Assurance experience.
  • 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 employment.
  • 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.

    Special Instructions

    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 Alternate Option

    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 considerations.

    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 Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies 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 AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Animal Waste Water Applicator Certification or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a current, valid NC pesticide applicator's license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents