$18.82-$23.84 Hourly / $1,411.77-$1,787.78 BiWeekly /
In a state agency facility or institution this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in skilled agriculture work.
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
Works under the general supervision of a Farm Supervisor, Agricultural Worker 2 or other employee of higher grade.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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
-- 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