Laramie County Community College

  • Manager, Agriculture and Equine Facilities

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/30/2018 10:41 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 



    Job Summary: 

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    The Manager of Agriculture and Equine Facilities position is a full-time benefitted position that is responsible for the supervision of routine operations and maintenance of the arena facility, livestock shelters and pastures. This position facilitates, supports, and supervises the maintenance and operations of facilities and equipment; feeding/haying and the health of livestock used in Agriculture, Equine, and Rodeo programs; and supervises/assists contractors/veterinarians with their required work on Campus. This position also assists with event set up and organization; maintains animal records; assists the Purchasing Office with development of solicitation criteria required for procurement of livestock, feed, hay, and bedding; and assists Purchasing Office with the disposition of livestock. This position may, as needed, be required to work evenings, weekends, and called in for emergencies.


    LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


    Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


    Start Date: November 5th, 2018.


    Compensation: This is a fully benefited, Managerial I position. Starting salary: $44,894-$48,261.


    Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by 10/01/2018.



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    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions: 


    Facilities and Equipment Maintenance 

    • Supervises cleaning of arena sidewalks, lobby, entrances, floor, seating, bathrooms, pens and chutes
    • Maintains arena soil; prepares arena for events, practices, and competitions
    • Supervise part time/work study/campus employment students and feed crews maintaining a clean, safe, and efficient environment
    • Manage budget for Ag /Equine facilities including review and reporting on current status to the necessary departments
    • Manage equipment related to area of responsibility, coordinate with necessary departments for maintenance, repair, and replacement as needed
    • Maintain contact with the appropriate faculty in regards to animals, scheduling, and maintenance of buildings
    • Maintain a clean and orderly appearance of the arena, livestock shelter and barn area
    • Maintain pasture and fences in collaboration with Manager, Grounds Maintenance
    • Ensure that all livestock utilized or boarded for Agriculture, Rodeo and Equine programs are under contract prior to arrival on campus and in compliance with either the Equine Studies Training Agreement or the Ag/Rodeo Livestock Lease Agreement or the Horse Boarding Agreement issued by the Contracts Office


    • Ensure that all farrier and veterinarian services are under contract prior to scheduling of same and in compliance with the respective professional services agreement issued by the Contracts Office
    • Assist Purchasing Office with development of solicitation criteria required for procurement of feeding, haying and bedding
    • Assist Purchasing Office with the disposition of livestock
    • Procure materials, supplies and services as needed throughout the year in accordance with the College’s “Contracting and Procurement Procedures Manual”
    • Recommend equipment purchases and assist in data collection for the purchase of equipment
    • Examine and monitor horses and livestock health daily and treat or contact veterinarian when appropriate

    Care and Feeding of Livestock:

    • Oversee the daily care and feeding of all horses and livestock. If livestock feeding is part of a class assignment, this position will oversee the feeding of those animals, in coordination with coaches and instructors
    • Provide routine maintenance to building and equipment in the Ag and Equine Studies area
    • Maintain positive, open lines of communication with all college personnel and the public
    • Maintain good working relationship with maintenance staff
    • Collect data, perform research, and prepare reports pertaining to the feeding, health, and death of animals
    • Transport animals via College owned equipment when necessary
    • Schedule and assist veterinarians for treatment of sick or injured livestock to include assisting with administration of prescription drugs, overseeing and documenting prescribed doses of prescription drugs administered, ensure that respective treatments are documented via written instrument and maintained in a digital format per college and department policies and procedures

    Administrative and Miscellaneous Duties:

    • Be on 24-hour call in case livestock emergencies, escape from their respective pens or pastures and would necessitate rounding up and securing of animals. Communicate to the dean, faculty and coaches of reassignment of this duty in the event this person is going to be away from campus for a period of time
    • Provide professional public relations with people who use facilities for non-college related functions
    • Prepare, set-up and monitor special events in the arena
    • Schedule part time/student workers as needed
    • Participate in college and division meetings and in-services
    • Maintain equipment inventory in arena, pastures and stall barn and other facilities
    • Coordinate with all departments, coaches, and necessary personnel on the scheduling, preparation, and use of equipment and facilities
    • Report any injuries, dangerous conditions, and/or inoperable equipment immediately to appropriate campus departments; cooperate with said departments to take immediate action and document information through necessary procedures
    • Collaborate with necessary campus departments in completion of required procedures and forms (e.g. Purchasing, Accounting, Human Resources, etc)
    • Provides regular feedback and engages in ongoing and meaningful dialogue with employees
    • Works to improve employee performance through training, mentoring, and coaching
    • Actively supports departmental programs and policies
    • Provides direct supervision of part-time staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving performance problems, communicating job expectations, completing performance evaluations, training employees and encouraging development opportunities
    • Ensures staff and operational compliance with related College policy and procedures, administrative rules, state and federal laws and regulations, as well as best practices for the area(s) of responsibility

    Nonessential Functions:  

    An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

    • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the Program Director and School Dean on the development of annual budgets when appropriate
    • Assists in the design and implementation of changes to the facilities and procedures to align with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
    • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
    • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
    • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to the areas of responsibility via professional development activities
    • As required attend college, division, and program trainings/meetings
    • Overnight travel may be required


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of issues related to the livestock contracts, sales, and events
    • Skills and abilities in working in an agriculture setting including operating agriculture equipment and working with livestock
    • Working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
    • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
    • Ability to respond to common inquires from college students, faculty and staff, regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary
    • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
    • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
    • Ability to travel when necessary
    • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process, MSDS, technical instructions, etc.) and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
    • Ability to problem solve; effectively evaluate an issue, determine possible solutions, and determine/execute the best possible solution for the specific situation
    • Skill and knowledge in evaluation of livestock health problems and decide what action and/or treatment are appropriate
    • Ability to work a variable work schedule including nights, weekend, and holidays as needed
    • Ability to respond calmly, decisively, and appropriately to emergencies; respond with solutions that best align with applicable regulations and procedures

    Physical/Mental Demands: 

    • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
    • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
    • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

    ·         While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

    • Ability to work and perform duties in industrial/agricultural setting which may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, crouching, climbing lifting, pushing, pulling and driving
    • This position may also have intermittent use of personal computers, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
    • Ability to work in an industrial/agricultural environment including the operation of heavy equipment and use of chemicals; ability to use appropriate safety equipment and precautions at all times

    ·         An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds to perform the essential functions of this position. For lifts exceeding 75 pounds, a team-lift technique must be utilized

    ·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

    • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
    • Function in an environment with substantial animal exposure and without any allergic reactions




    • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Animal Science/Equine Science or a related field of study or in lieu of the educational requirement the college will accept a minimum of three years of experience in a professional/industrial ranch or agricultural operational environment. (I.e. working with equipment, veterinary services, and livestock - equine, sheep, goats, cattle, and swine)
    • Valid driver’s license with a driving record that allows to be insured by the College’s insurance provider


    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Animal Science/Equine Science or a related field of study
    • Two years of experience working within a college rodeo, agriculture or equine facilities program.




    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


    Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


    The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,



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