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Horse Farm Supervisor

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018

End Date: Sep. 21, 2018

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to supervise the day-to-day operations and staff of the County's horse farm.  

Essential Functions:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.