Department of Administrative Services

Agricultural Worker Trainee (37.5 Hour Entry Level) (8933TE)

$16.02-$16.02 Hourly / $1,201.81-$1,201.81 BiWeekly /
$31,367.24-$31,367.24 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of a higher level Agricultural Worker, Farmer or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead students or other lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
  2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

APPOINTMENT

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.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

  1. The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the Salary Group. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the Salary Group for this class.
  2. The entry level rates for Durational employees for Salary Groups one (1) through twelve (12) shall be ten percent (10%) below Step 1 for each group in each year of this Agreement for the first 914 hours of work (excluding overtime). After 914 hours of work Durational employees will be paid the full amount of Step one (1) and if employment continues will be eligible for annual increases to the same extent as a permanent employee.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(06)-SERVICE/MAINT (NP-2)

EEO

(8)-Service Maintenance

SALARY INFORMATION

TE 09

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Worker Trainee in Salary Group TE 09 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines and content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

4/28/2017

ADDENDUM

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
-- Rototiller


CLASS: 8933TE; EST: 9/1/1946; REV: 4/28/2017;