Department of Administrative Services

Agricultural Worker 1 (37.5 Hour) (8934TC)

$18.82-$23.84 Hourly / $1,411.77-$1,787.78 BiWeekly /
$36,847.20-$46,661.06 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency facility or institution this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in skilled agriculture work.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is used in one or more of the following areas:

-- General farm labor (crops, produce, orchards, etc.)
-- Farm animal science and/or maintenance (dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, pigs, etc.)
-- Plant science
-- Dairy manufacturing

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Farm Supervisor, Agricultural Worker 2 or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead Agricultural Worker Trainees, students and other lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Independently performs skilled agricultural tasks in operation and maintenance of complex land preparation, planting, harvesting and dairy plant equipment; performs minor maintenance and repair of greenhouse buildings, barns and animal holding areas; cleans, sanitizes, assembles, disassembles and operates dairy equipment; assists in sale of agricultural products; feeds, waters and cares for animals; administers medications to animals under supervision; prunes, pinches and supports plants; grafts and transplants trees, plants and flowers; may spray pesticides on various crops and weeds; keeps records and prepares reports; performs a full range of duties as outlined in the Agricultural Worker Trainee specification; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of methods used in culture and propagation of crops, produce, plants, flowers and orchards; knowledge of care, health and management of animals; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to operate and maintain equipment related to particular agricultural area; ability to follow oral and written instructions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in one of the following areas, related to the specific needs of the position:

- General farm labor (crops, produce, orchards, etc.)
- Farm animal science and or maintenance (dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, pigs, etc.)
- Plant science
- Dairy manufacturing

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in agriculture or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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 equipment or animals.

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

TC 11

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Worker 1 in Salary Group TC 11 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines)

EFFECTIVE DATE

4/28/2017

ADDENDUM

The following list of vehicles are examples which an Agricultural Worker 1 may operate and maintain:

-- All vehicles listed in lower level Agricultural Worker series
-- Forklift
-- 5-ton dump truck
-- Cherry picker
-- Front end loader
-- Tractors with attachments

The following list of equipment are examples which an Agricultural Worker 1 may operate and maintain:

-- All equipment listed in lower level Agricultural Worker series
-- Steam cleaning equipment
-- Soil sampling apparatus
-- Dairy manufacturing equipment (fillers, bag box machine, 1/2 gallon and 1/2 pint machine)
-- Milking machines and associated equipment, scales and balances
-- Back trimmers
-- Hoof trimmers
-- Wool shears
-- Ear tagging guns
-- Egg cleaners and sprayers
-- Automated feeders 


CLASS: 8934TC; EST: 9/1/1946; REV: 4/28/2017;