Los Angeles Community College District

Agricultural Assistant (#4518)

$16.04-$16.93 hourly / $2,780.94-$2,933.88 monthly / $33,371.28-$35,206.56 annual


Definition

Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the day-to-day operations of an agricultural unit that supports an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College.

Typical Duties

Assists in cleaning and maintaining animal facilities and equipment.

Assists in feeding, sorting, moving, and husbanding livestock.

Mows, rakes, weeds, and cultivates agricultural plots.

Prepares soil for planting and plants grains and pasture crops.

Moves pipes, irrigates, and checks progress of watering.

Digs drains and ditches.

Harvests and washes crops.

Stacks hay and unloads sacked and bulk grain.

Performs general cleanup and trash removal.

Builds, repairs, and paints fences.

Performs routine repair and upkeep on horse stables, barns, animal units, and storage facilities.

Cleans, washes, and performs general upkeep on agricultural tools, equipment, machinery, and vehicles.

Assists in receiving, unloading, and stocking agricultural and animal supplies and equipment.

Assists in taking inventory of agricultural and animal supplies and equipment.

Identifies and reports safety and/or sanitary hazards to the assigned supervisor.

May operate various types of tractors, maintenance vehicles, and agricultural equipment.

May open and secure assigned facilities.

May assist in hand planting, pruning, shaping, and bracing of trees, vines, shrubbery, and ornamental plants.

May assist in spreading or spraying pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

May cut and stack firewood.

Performs related duties as assigned.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Agricultural Assistant performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the  day-to-day operations of an agricultural unit that supports an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College.

 

An Agricultural Technician applies a working knowledge of the agricultural sciences in performing the full range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of agricultural units that support an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College, which includes animal care, crop production, and facilities and equipment maintenance and repair.


Supervision

Immediate supervision is received from a classified supervisor.  Work direction is received from a Senior Agricultural Technician or an Agricultural Technician. No supervision is exercised.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Use of and safe operation of common hand tools used in agricultural operations

Safety practices and procedures related to agricultural work

Ability to:

Perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to agricultural operations

 

Perform sustained heavy labor

 

Demonstrate manual dexterity, physical coordination, and mechanical ability

 

Understand and follow oral and written instructions

 

Learn to safely operate power equipment and vehicles used in agricultural operations

 

Learn safety requirements for handling hazardous or toxic materials and agricultural waste disposal

 

Learn and perform upkeep and minor repairs to agricultural facilities such as horse stables, fences, barns, and animal units

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience in unskilled and semi-skilled work related to farming is desirable.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Physical Requirement:

Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 4518; EST: ; REV: 6/27/2018;