Department of Administrative Services

Agricultural Experiment Station Seasonal Assistant (5101VR)

$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$1.00-$999,999.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of an employee of the same or higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

IN THE FIELD: Collects samples of plants, insects or soils; applies treatments; may tend plots; may count insects or plants; plants, transplants, cuts or trims trees; maintains grounds, assists in the maintenance of farm plots; performs landscaping duties; performs related duties as required.

IN THE LABORATORY: Receives training in basic laboratory procedures and techniques; prepares simple solutions, strains culture media and/or reagents according to written instructions; prepares specimens/samples for examination; maintains records of work performed; may perform routine tests and examinations under supervision; may tabulate data; sterilizes and cleans laboratory equipment; performs related duties as required.

GENERAL: Loads and unloads supplies; drives a motor vehicle or other power equipment; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions; laboratory and/or field experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in these classes may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

b. College training in a specific field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.

APPOINTMENT

Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

The approved salary range for this class is $13.00 to a maximum of $14.00 per hour.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(04)-OTHER NON-BARGAINING

EEO

(8)-Service Maintenance

SALARY INFORMATION

VR 99

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Experiment Station Seasonal Assistant in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective September 1, 2020. (Revised to adjust the Minimum Wage to $13.00) Action No. 21-027

EFFECTIVE DATE

08/01/2021

CLASS: 5101VR; EST: 9/29/1972; REV: 8/26/2021;