Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to supervise the day-to-day operations and staff of the County's horse farm.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; addresses employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; supervises work; acts as liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have proper resources to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with revisions to procedure manuals as appropriate.
Prepares farm budget; makes recommendations regarding budget; requests equipment expenditures as needed; monitors and oversees expenditures; and coordinates with vendors to ensure timely supply of expendables.
Manages boarding operations; interacts with boarding clients to arrange schedules and meet special needs; ensures correct record keeping is maintained; and provides one-on-one customer service as needed.
Oversees daily feeding of horses and maintains feed records; establishes work schedules for employees to ensure correct feeding; monitors feed and other consumable inventory daily; and ensures proper maintenance of feed records.
Ensures health of horses; monitors general health of horses; closely tracks emerging health issues; arranges outside veterinary services; designs, implements, and monitors specific health recovery or maintenance programs; and ensures maintenance of state-
Orders consumable supplies; schedules purchase and delivery of feed, hay, stall bedding, etc.; and manages accounting and record keeping functions, including inventory control.
High school diploma or GED required, with vocational or technical training in Animal Science or Animal Husbandry; three years of experience in horse boarding or farm management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.