Herdsperson - 2018/2019-CSTMC- 027

Posted Date: Apr 27, 2018
Expiry Date: May 31, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Tags: Museum, Milking, Dairy, Crop, Animal Health, Dairy Comp, Herdsperson, Farm, Ontario, Livestock, Agriculture, Experienced

Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of: 
Reference Number: 2018/2019-CSTMC- 027 
Salary Range: $25.17 - $30.62 per hour
Employment Status: Casual as required basis 
Language Requirements: Either/or Security Requirement: Enhanced reliability Position Number: 
Branch: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum 

Who can apply? Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation employees and external candidates 

Summary of Duties: 
Reporting to the Supervisor, Farm Operations, the incumbent provides all animal husbandry, health, environmental and operational requirements for all dairy and livestock herds; Performs milking, calculates and administrates medication, detects potential cows in heat and performs artificial insemination (an asset), knowledge of Dairy Comp program, cleans, grooms and clips animals, assists with trimming of hooves and horns, detects health issues for all animals; maintains and operates farm machinery; maintains and secures the barns to ensure that the site is properly displayed in optimal conditions for the public and performs other duties. 

Education and Experience: 
As an ideal candidate, you hold a High School diploma CSD or recognized diploma in agriculture (an asset). 
You also have experience in the following areas: 
- five (5) years experience in animal husbandry; 
- valid driver's permit; 
- experience driving farm equipment. 

- animal husbandry practices, diseases and treatments; 
- milking operation; 
- modern farm practices; 
- implementation of protocols before and after treatments; 
- farm animal reproduction; 
- implementation of artificial insemination (an asset); 
- modern agriculture, agriculture techniques, animal genetics, farm animal reproduction, animal diseases and farm implements and machinery including haying equipment; 
- computer and software such as Word, Internet and Scout. 
- work efficiently, economically and safely; 
- determine work priorities, to organise and control large volume of work; 
- perform demanding physical work such as lifting bales of hay (10-60 lbs) and climbing into silos; 
- operate farm equipment such as a milking machine , a tractor, silo unloader and conveyor; 
- work under pressure with conflicting demands; 
- work in a team environment with a positive attitude and constructive ideas; 
- identify diseases or animals that require medical care; 
- input data in the computer. 
Personal suitability: 
Knowledge of both the English and French language would be an asset good team player and efficient worker attention to details capacity to adapt to urgent situations tact, judgement, initiative and reliability punctual facility to communicate flexible schedule valid driver's permit honest respectful of others 

The CSTMC is committed to the principles of employment equity. Résumés received for this position will not be accepted after the indicated closing time (midnight) and date. Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted. As a result of this competition, we may establish an eligibility list that may serve to staff similar positions. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae indicating the reference number 2018/2019-CSTMC- 027 in your email's Subject line, no later than the closing date attention to: Martine Thériault HR Officer, Staffing and Employee Services Human Resources Branch 

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