This position will serve directly under and report to the Coordinator of Research Programs/Farm Manager. The Farm Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day supervision of all farm staff, inmate laborers, community service workers and volunteers at the Equine Sciences Center. This individual will facilitate the care, feeding, breeding and research functions of all animals housed at the farm. The supervisor will also direct all maintenance programs for the unit and its facilities.
Organize, direct and supervise all available farm personnel in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s animals, facilities and grounds.
Works and consults with the manager and researchers to plan for animal needs to meet upcoming and ongoing research protocols.
Supervises and maintains proper farm safety and sanitary conditions in accordance with the Division of Environmental Health and Safety/Occupational and Research Safety.
Liaise with IFAS Facilities Planning and Operations on the maintenance and renovation of the Center’s facilities.
Maintains records on herd health, procedures and movements and ensures proper identification of all horses on the farm.
Supervise the maintenance of all farm vehicles/equipment including record keeping and fuel logs.
Serve as operational instructor for new employees, laborers and volunteers.
Provide customer service to prospective horse buyers and donors of the Equine Sciences Program.
3-5 years experience working on an agriculural operation, and supervising workers
University of Florida - 15 months ago