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Wye Angus Program Manager

Job Description

Position Number:




Functional Title:

Wye Angus Program Manager

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



AGNR-AES-Wye Research & Education Ctr

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Supervises daily operations of the genetically closed beef cattle herd at the Wye Research and Education Center. The program maintains a large registered purebred herd of Angus cattle and conducts basic and applied research and education activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Animal Husbandry or related field i.e. Animal Science, Veterinarian Science.

  • 5 years experience managing a beef/cattle herd
  • 3 years of supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have a full knowledge of farm implements and set-up for daily cattle management. 
  • Effective communication skills; written and oral. 
  • Computer skills.

  • The position requires an incumbent to possess and maintain a  Class C (non-commercial) driver’s license or equivalent valid in the State of Maryland with less than six (6) points.
  • This position requires an incumbent to possess and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) valid in the State of Maryland with less than six (6) points or obtain one within 24 months of employment.


M.S. degree in Animal Husbandry or related field i.e. Animal Science, Veterinarian Science

Additional Certifications:

  • Maryland Public Agency Applicator’s Certificate (obtained within the first year of employment).
  • Maryland Nutrient Management Certification (obtained within two years of employment).

Job Risks

Animal Handling, Respiratory Protection, Medical Clearance for Driving a Vehicle (ex Commercial Drivers License)

Physical Demands

Ability to climb and endure extensive walking, standing and lifting. Should be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to wear and work in personal protective clothing/equipment. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions. Must be available for evening, weekend, and holiday work schedules.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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