University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Farm Manager

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0772-9087
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 563

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator or faculty member, manages a farm unit which serves the teaching, research and outreach activities of a department.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manages and coordinates farm operations to effectively and efficiently meet the research, teaching and outreach needs of the department, and provides assistance in that regard.
  2. Organizes daily work schedule for farm operation; supervises, assigns duties, trains, evaluates and prepares timecards for farm and student workers.
  3. Recommends purchase of equipment, materials, supplies and other related items.
  4. Maintains appropriate records which may be computerized, and prepares reports, as required or needed.
  5. Oversees maintenance, safety and security of buildings, equipment and machinery, in assigned area of responsibility.
  6. Recommends improvements in farm management techniques and economical use of facilities.
  7. Under direction of faculty member, assists in training students in the practical aspects of operations associated with independent studies or other practicums.
  8. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to department to be served.
  2. Four or five years relevant experience
  3. Working knowledge of modern farm management.
  4. Supervisory experience
  5. Familiarity with research and teaching activities appropriate to the department to be served.
  6. Willingness to work flexible and irregular hours.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree
  2. Working knowledge of computers and databases, as required by the department to be served.

Date Revised: 1/15/88