Job Details

Prairie View A&M University
  • Position Number: 1880118
  • Location: Prairie View, TX
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Animal Science

Prairie View A&M University

Farm Foreman I

Job Title
Farm Foreman I

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary
$15.25 hourly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This position is responsible for maintaining and assisting with the daily operations for the livestock enterprise. The foreman will participate in farm work duties that includes the care of animals and protection of crops. This position will report directly to the Director of Farm Operations.

  • Assists in planting, maintaining, and harvesting research and production fields; assists in maintaining adequate custodial care of all farm animal facilities and related buildings.; operates vehicles and farm equipment including combines, tractors, tillage implements, sprayers, shredders, planters, etc., in performing research and crop production duties; maintains monthly equipment, livestock, feed rations, and hay inventories.
  • Promote the integrated plan of work across mission areas by collaborating with research, extension, academics and farm personnel; develop and implement the overall business strategy by analyzing existing operations and recommending potential improvements; assists in implementing short and long-term plans using technology to improve productivity and optimize performance.
  • Assists in training, supervising and coaching staff to perform work safely on the farm and seek training opportunities for further professional development; supervise and oversee work of student farm workers; other duties as deemed necessary.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of related experience

Job Posting Close Date:
  • 3/26/20

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of livestock or field work.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to evaluate the health of animals.

Other Requirements:
  • Position may require lifting of objects and equipment.
  • Work beyond normal business hours and/or work on weekends.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of he first class in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a University of the first class begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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