Sr. Ranch Assistant, Highlander Ranch

  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Apr 09, 2020
Full time   Veterinary Medicine & Sciences Facilities Management Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them. 

Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission. 

Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Repair and maintenance of ranch grounds and facilities. Supports the day-to-day operation of all ranch based departments: Agricultural Science, Veterinary Technology and Equine Programs. Assists in the planning and scheduling of daily job tasks. Receives general direction from the Ranch Supervisor and exercises no supervision. Note:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education:                 Some specialized technical training is required beyond the equivalent of the 12th grade.  Additional training is typically vocational in nature or job-related college-level coursework.
Experience:               More than one year of work experience in farming/ranching, and grounds maintenance.
Special Requirements:          Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License and be insurable under the College's insurance policy.
Experience:               Three years of farm/ranch experience. Three years of grounds maintenance experience including safe use of equipment maintenance and repair.  Be familiar with electrical, plumbing and construction techniques.

Supplemental information

Knowledge of: (1) Vehicle and equipment operation, maintenance and repair; (2) general safety procedures while operating farm and lawn equipment; (3) farm and ranch pasture management, a current Texas Herbicide License is preferred; (4) Basic construction techniques for all types of fencing and livestock shelters. Skills in: (5) Carpentry, basic plumbing, basic electrical, metal work (welding, use of cutting torch); (6) weed and brush control in hay and grazing pastures; (7) general lawn maintenance including mowing, weed eating, and debris removal (8) understand and follow safe trailer towing and loading practices. Ability to: (9) Work independently without constant or direct supervision; (10) identify repair or maintenance needs on facilities or equipment; (11) safely operate power tools using proper personal protection equipment; (12) shows initiative to be productive without being assigned specific tasks; (13) demonstrates the ability to be a "self-starter"; (14) able to communicate as well as receive verbal direction; (15) willingness to work together as a team and request assistance when needed.
Exertive: Significant exertion on a daily basis. Awkward postures and work positions; sustained activities require strength (e.g. using tools).Frequent moderate lifting (30-60 lbs.). Continual exposure or recurring risk: At least half of each week requires exposure to sensory extremes. Several times weekly, exposure to chance of injury or loss of life, requires additional safety precautions.
Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation and holidays.  Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free.  Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).


Application Details


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  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.