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Job Title: Equine Stable Assistant Job Class: Staff Department: Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, located at 600 N. Spring Street Westerville, Ohio 43082 Reports to: Barn Manager FLSA status: Part-time/Non-exempt Current openings include: 30 hrs/wk shift or 20 hrs/wk shift
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BENEFITS for employees working 20 hours or more per week include tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, 4 weeks or prorated vacation, 11 paid holidays.
BENEFITS for employees working 30 hours or more per week include those listed above as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability.
SUMMARY: Cares for horses under the guidelines of the Equine Science Department. Performs skilled tasks needed to maintain the facilities of the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science. Trains student workers engaged in similar activities involving the maintenance of the facility and the care of the horses as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Care for horses to protect their health and improve their appearance
Feeding and watering horses, managing supplements, basic equine first aid
Bring in and turnout horses
Cleans and beds stalls daily
Keep facility neat and clean at all times
Maintains facility equipment and vehicles, keeps service records, performs or schedules preventative maintenance
Maintains records and charts
Uses tractor with attachments to perform various field, arena and grounds maintenance
Perform landscaping duties such as weed removal, planting, mowing, shoveling walks and driveways, and some light carpentry and facility repairs
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with supervising and training of student workers.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have previous experience with horses and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with training. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma and minimum 2 years’ experience handling horses.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Ohio Driver’s license; ability to get and maintain Decision Driving Certificate through Otterbein.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate competency in verbal and written English skills including grammar.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced; must be able to use general office equipment including office PC, copier, telephone, facsimile machine, etc.; must be able to use farm equipment and attachments; knowledge of power tools; knowledge of safety practices, precautions and occupational hazards associated with equine work; knowledge of basic equine first aid.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time working in a dusty environment; able to reach, lift to 80 pounds; must be able to hear and make self-heard by co-workers and other constituencies; must be able to see to process work that the position is responsible for completing; must be able to work under deadlines and with constant interruptions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is at an Equine Facility. Employees must work in all temperatures and weather conditions. The environment is very dusty. Going off premises for breaks is difficult due to time and distance constraints. A heated break room and lavatory are provided.
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Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Students come from towns throughout Ohio, as well as many states and multiple countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.
As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty, staff, and administration and seek to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.