$16.94-$16.94 Hourly / $1,270.62-$1,270.62 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.
May lead Agricultural Worker Trainees, students and other lower level employees as assigned.
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.
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