Works under the general supervision of an Agricultural Worker 2 or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Agricultural Worker Trainees, students and other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs a full range of duties as outlined in the Agricultural Worker Trainee specification;
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;
Keeps records and prepares reports;
May spray pesticides on various crops and weeds;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
methods used in culture and propagation of crops, produce, plants, flowers and orchards;
care, health and management of animals;
oral and written communication skills;
operate and maintain equipment related to particular agricultural area;
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.)
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 equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
A physical examination may be required.
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.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Worker 1 (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 11 approved effective May 05, 2022. (Revised to modify Substitutions Allowed, modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-146
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
5-ton dump truck
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