STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A13

Class No. 4671

AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level agricultural work. Work involves producing farm, beef, pork, poultry, and dairy products and monitoring the activities of offenders. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the general care of beef and dairy herds, the operation of feed lots, or the care of poultry flocks.

Responds to emergency situations.

Searches for escaped offenders, transports offenders, and performs correctional and custodial support functions as needed.

May assist in producing, processing, and distributing agriculture commodities.

May assist in the construction, repair, and maintenance of agricultural facilities.

May assist in maintaining inventory of materials and supplies.

May oversee farming operations, including the planting, cultivation, and harvesting of row and garden crops.

May oversee the operation of farming machinery.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in agricultural work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of farming, ranching, dairy, poultry, and feed lot operations and procedures.

Skill in the operation of agricultural equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17