Independently, under general supervision and coordination with the Department Head, this position is responsible for the full range of Cal Poly Dairy management duties including: supervision of dairy labor including training and oversight of dairy production unit student employees and preparation of written evaluations periodically for all employees; the health and maintenance of the milking herd, calves, replacement heifers, experimental animals, and any other livestock in the dairy program; budgetary development and oversight; maintaining production, registration, and financial records for the dairy; oversight of safety for both humans and animals at the facility including training documentation and safety auditing and enforcement; maintain strong relationships with state and national dairy and farm bureau associations, government agencies, industry, external advisory groups, and members of the university and local community; oversight of student interns, enterprise students and additional student dairy operations personnel; train and make work assignments for interns and employees; assist with the design and development of dairy herd research and grant proposals, and ensure that all research protocols are properly adhered to throughout studies. This position is responsible for operating the dairy in accordance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to milk quality and safety standards.
Other duties include facility maintenance, water system development and maintenance, waste management, road maintenance, livestock transport, marketing, fence building, and facilitation of alternate grazing management programs.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by 12/20/2018 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, visit www.calpolyjobs.org to complete the required online Cal Poly Management Employment Application and apply to Requisition #105111. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:
California Polytechnic State University Human Resources Dept. 1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0020
For Inquiries and Additional Information, contact: Human Resources Voice: (805) 756-2236
Education and Experience: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science or closely related degree and at least two years of demonstrated experiences managing and/or operating a dairy production facility.
Licenses, Certificates, Credentials: 1. Possession of a valid Class A driver’s license or ability to obtain within 6 months of date of hire. 2. Individual must be Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified within 6 months of date of hire. 3. First aid and CPR certified within 6 months of date of hire.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: 1. Experience providing lead work direction and/or training a variety of personnel. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule work. 2. Ability to maintain records, budgets, and financial records. 3. Ability to analyze situations, apply independent judgement, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and creative solutions. 4. Thorough knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills including a demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. 5. Ability to perform facility safety inspections and record keeping. Ability to perform quarterly OSHA type inspections and record results. 6. Working knowledge of effective livestock management including proven supervisory skills with the ability to plan, implement, and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines; ability to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in various aspects of Dairy Production Operations. 7. Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism. 8. Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems. 9. Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds. 10. Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing. 11. Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. 12. Ability to interpret, communicate, apply, and monitor policies and procedures. 13. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines. 14. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email. 15. Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Preferred Skils and Experience: 1. Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude. 2. Expertise in managing a large diversified dairy operation. 3. Experience in maintenance and management of registered dairy cattle records, including registration, breed association communications, and classification data.
Additional Salary Information: Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees.
Internal Number: 105111
About Cal Poly State University
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Science prepares students for many careers. Cal Poly's Dairy Science Program is one of the four largest and most dynamic dairy science programs in the U.S. The program is supported by extensive dairy production and dairy product processing facilities. The program serves an average enrollment of about 100 undergraduate and 15 graduate students, consisting of 5 full-time faculty and lecturers, several part-time lecturers, and 3 staff members. The program is focused on the sustainable production and management of dairy animals, applied research, and commercial production of dairy food products. This position plays a major role in supp...orting the teaching and research portions of the programs, and is responsible for the Cal Poly Dairy and the facilities involved with this herd of 300+ registered Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle.
Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the U.S., awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader in providing students with real world skills based on Learn by Doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core, as well as an additional 4,000 acres throughout the state. It is comprised of nine academic departments and approximately 170 faculty, 80 staff, and 4,000 students in 15 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes.
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 20,000 undergraduates, 120 post-baccalaureates, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.
Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.