Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. The position shift schedule is 3:00 am to 11:00 am. Contributes to the agency's mission to provide the most efficient and modern dairy, feed mill, and crop operations possible while maintaining offender custody and public safety at State Farm Agribusiness Operations. Assists where needed with dairy milking, beef cattle, row crop, and milk/meat/food delivery. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with a 500 cow/calf beef cattle operation. Position works closely with VA TECH VET Science Department making sure all beef cattle procedures are done in a safe and timely manner, while maintaining offender custody and public safety, to maintain the best possible beef herd; attain the highest weaning weights; a 1 to 2% mortality rate; an A.I. rate of 80 to 100% for all cows; and a 60% conception rate. Supervises and trains an offender work crew on daily basis ensuring proper cattle management (handling & feeding) while maintaining offender custody and public safety. As part of the Re-entry Program, this training provides tangible skills to offenders that prepare them for a successful return to the workforce and society.
High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver's license. Experience may substitute for formal training. General knowledge of agricultural production. Knowledge of cattle management practices and applications. Herd health management skills. Ability to work within restricted time frames. Ability to follow directions and supervise others. Skilled in teamwork.
All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.