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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 instructions.


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.

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 experience.

Some knowledge of practical farm operations, such as plowing, planting, irrigation, fertilizing, cultivating, and harvesting of crops.

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 instructions.

Ability to withstand prolonged exposure to variable weather conditions.

Skill in the use and care of equipment used in farming.



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