Position Description

TALENT LIST: Farm Attendant
Location Headquarters
Job Code TALFARM
# of Openings 1
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Lollypop Farm is a growing humane society where our Farm staff cares for a variety of animals ranging from fowl, emu, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, cattle and more.  While we are not currently hiring for the position, we are inviting candidates to submit a résumé and or application for a position as an Farm Attendant to keep in our Talent List for future openings.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To care for and rehabilitate farm animals at Lollypop Farm, work on improving adoptability of the animals and to educate the public on the care of farm animals by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Maintain animal care and cleanliness by feeding and cleaning all farm animals

  • Provide educated responses to the public’s questions

  • Work with the animals to improve their adoptability

  • Assist in grounds maintenance (including, but not limited to, raking and shoveling)

  • Operate vehicles, equipment (including, but not limited to, lawn mowers, weed whackers, tractors and utility vehicles) and attachments (including, but not limited to, manure spreader, bush hog, and York rake)

  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable state and federal laws

  • Perform other duties as requested

  • Observe all safety rules and regulations for self and others

  • Maintain good housekeeping

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. (1)

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent education. Large animal study and livestock care experience helpful.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.    

    CONTACTS: Frequent contact with farm staff. Occasional contact with Director of Operations.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic mathematical functions.       

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and prioritize a variety of concrete variables where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral and schedule form.          

    TECHNICAL SKILLS/ TOOLS: Tractor, shovel, rake, grooming equipment, bush hogs and tractor rake.

    SUPERVISORYOccasionally use the assistance of volunteers and CS workers in performing the requirements of the position.=

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. (1)

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, lift carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs., balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, handle, feel, speak, hear and see. Occasionally required to sit, lift, carry, push and pull 100+ pounds, climb, crawl and speak. The occasional weight lifting may be excessive.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. (1)    The employee must be able to function well in an outdoor environment.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work near moving parts, work in high precarious places, work in outdoor weather conditions, work in extreme heat, cold, humid conditions and near vibrations. Employee is occasionally required to work near fumes or airborne particles and electric wiring.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    (1)        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    MUST EXHIBIT LOLLYPOP FARM’S CORE VALUES:

  • Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;
  • Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;
  • Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;
  • Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;
  • Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;
  • Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization;
  • Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization.

EOE/ADA

 

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