$17.80-$22.25 Hourly / $1,335.33-$1,668.63 BiWeekly /
This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in agricultural work in the following areas:
- General farm labor (crops, produce, orchards, etc.)
- Farm animal science (dairy, horses, poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, etc.)
- Plant science - Dairy manufacturing
Works under the close supervision of a higher level Agricultural Worker, Farmer or other employee of higher grade.
Receives training in the more skilled operations and maintenance of land preparation, planting and harvesting equipment, and dairy plant equipment; loads and unloads trucks; stocks supply areas; operates trucks or vans to move stock items, supplies, produce; drives a regular delivery route; pots, repots, waters, fertilizes, fumigates, trims and cuts plants and flowers; shovels dirt, manure, silage, snow; hoses down equipment; cleans animal pens, cages, and holding areas; builds and maintains farm fencing; performs mowing, clipping, and general landscape work; plants, picks, and cultivates plots by hand; culls poultry, operates incubators; assists in the mixing, preparing, and processing of dairy products; feeds and waters animals; sorts and grades produce; keeps records and prepares reports; may make minor repairs on buildings and fences; performs related duties as required.
Some knowledge of methods used in the culture and propagation of crops, produce, plants, flowers, and orchards; some knowledge of methods of care, health, and management of animals; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to learn to operate related agricultural and farm equipment and machines; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep simple records and make reports.
Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from machinery or animals.
This class is established to permit agencies to recruit and train employees in agricultural work. An employee may be appointed to this class for a period normally not to exceed one (1) year.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Worker Trainee in Salary Group TC 09 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines and content)
The following list of vehicles and equipment are examples which an Agricultural Worker Trainee may operate and maintain:
OPERATE THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES
-- 4 wheel drive vehicles
-- Delivery trucks and vans such as refrigerated van, step van, pick ups
-- Tractors with attachments (i.e., sprayers, cultivators, tillers, seeders, etc.)
USE AND MAINTAIN THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT
-- Lawn mowers
-- Small hand tools (hammers, shovels, axes, picks, saws, scales and balances, hand sprayers, etc.)
-- Pressure sprayers