Horse Program Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Extension
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State Extension - Delaware County
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Position Location: Delaware County 4-H Cooperative Farm, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Position Responsibilities: Oversee and manage the health and nutrition of 4-H project horses, ages mid-teens to mid-30s; Schedule and be present for regular vet check-ups and evaluations, dental check-ups and farrier visits; Manage horse health and nutrition; oversee and advise on feed, grazing, etc. based upon vet and dental check-ups; Advise club members on proper or extra care of horses during low winter temperatures; Manage horse nutrition, advising on supplement orders and medicines, as needed. This individual will work closely with the 4-H Horse Co-op families and Volunteers to coordinate horse care chores; Lead horse day camp sessions (June and July), Pony Rides (April & August), and Pony Parties and Horsemanship lessons throughout the year; Serve as a member of the 4-H staff team providing support to the general 4-H program as requested; Assist the Extension Educator in reaching new audiences in accordance with the Penn State University Affirmative Action Policy. Basic Skills Required: Must possess a high school diploma; This individual will have a basic understanding of horses and their vet/farrier care, and nutrition. A background in equine science is preferred but is not required.; Must be available as needed and/or for emergencies. This includes, but is not limited to, colicing horses.; Possess an understanding of youth development and be able to effectively interact with youth; Possess knowledge of educational principles and presentation preparation skills; Familiarity with the 4-H Program is preferred; Possess good communication skills needed for group presentations and individual communication with members, parents, leaders, teachers and agency staff; Possess organizational and record keeping skills; Possess computer skills; This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.; Successful applicants will not be able to start work until they have received background clearances as per Penn State hiring policies. Time Requirements: Time is variable, as needed/scheduled; 5 to 15 hours per week maximum. Salary: $12.00 per hour. Interested applicants must apply online through EJMS and include a resume with cover letter.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088