Farm Worker Duties
This is manual work in the performance of semi-skilled farm
tasks of a physically demanding nature.
Work of this class involves responsibility for performing manual
farm work which requires a moderately high degree of
manipulative skill. Work ordinarily includes the operation of
tractors and other farm equipment. It is performed under the
direction of an employee of a higher grade, but constant
supervision is not required because of the farm experience of
employees in this class. Work is reviewed intermittently while
in progress and upon completion for compliance with
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works as semi-skilled farm laborer on an institutional farm;
performs duties such as plowing, harrowing, cultivating,
fertilizing, irrigating, and harvesting farm crops on assigned
plots and acreage.
Operates a cotton picker, combine, tractor, moving and spraying
equipment, chain saws, carry all, front end loader, milking
machines, and other common and specialized equipment used in
general farming operations.
Cares for livestock and poultry, including the cleaning,
feeding, weighing, and medication of animals; checks animals for
sickness and other disorders.
Mixes soil, sand, and fertilizers according to specifications;
prepares insecticide solutions and operates spray equipment on
assigned plots and acreage for insect control.
Changes oil, greases, and makes limited repairs to farm
equipment and machinery; assists in the general repair and
maintenance of farm buildings.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of eighth school grade; and some experience in
farming including the operation of tractors and other farm
equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Some knowledge of practical farm operations, such as plowing,
planting, irrigation, fertilizing, cultivating, and harvesting
Some knowledge of the care of livestock and poultry.
Some knowledge of the use and service requirements of plows,
cultivators, milking machines, combines, tractors, planters,
sprayers, and other farm equipment and implements.
Ability to care for all farm animals and maintain sanitary
living quarters for animals.
Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written
Ability to withstand prolonged exposure to variable weather
Skill in the use and care of equipment used in farming.