University of California, Riverside
Job Description FARM LABORER Working Title Farm Laborer Job Code 008543 Grade Department Name Agricultural Operations – D01044 Department Head Peggy Mauk Supervisor Michael Cardey Effective Date
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Job Code Title FTE
Department Custom Scope
Under close supervision, performs unskilled or semi-skilled tasks such as hoe weeds, transplant vegetable or tree crops, thin row crops, prune and sucker citrus, harvest, hand application of fertilizer, portable sprinkler set-up, connect an assortment of irrigation hoses and micro-sprays, maintain and repair PVC irrigation system. Use simple hand tools to perform duties, Operate light trucks, Support greenhouse in unskilled or semi-skilled tasks.
Education & Experience Requirements
Experience Requirement Minimum of 1-2 years of experience Required Experience in planting, pruning and maintenance row, tree and vine crops. Preferred Experience working with projects within a research environment Preferred
License Requirement Driver’s License Required
Educational Condition Requirements
Condition Requirement Obtain a Blue Card (EPA Pesticide training provided by Department) Required
Description % Time Under close supervision, performs unskilled or semi-skilled tasks such as hoe weeds, transplant vegetable or tree crops, thin row crops, prune and sucker citrus, harvest, hand application of fertilizer, portable sprinkler set-up, connect an assortment of irrigation hoses and micro-sprays, maintain and repair PVC irrigation system. Use simple hand tools to perform duties, Operate light trucks, Support greenhouse in unskilled or semi-skilled tasks.
90 Performs such other duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirement Demonstrated ability to perform general agricultural work, general greenhouse work, and citrus cultural care; experience in minor mini sprinkler and irrigation repairs Required Ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions, communicate in English and demonstrated ability to perform general agricultural work; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Required Ability to operate light pick-up trucks. Required Ability to work in an outside environment during inclement weather and temperature extremes; daily moving of material up to 40 pounds with assistance. Required Ability to record labor hours using basic arithmetic calculations in field areas and plot locations of work assignments Required Knowledge of basic tree care, greenhouse care, and irrigation systems Preferred
Special Requirements & Conditions
Special Condition Requirement Must successfully pass a background investigation through the Department of Justice Required Valid Drivers License Required
Other Special Requirements & Conditions
Level of Supervision Received
- University vehicles
- Standard farming machines and hand tools
- Walk : Frequently
- Other : Must be able to work as necessary to facilitate the demands of a research station. Must be able to move material up to 40 pounds with assistance.
- Sit : Occasionally
- Climb : N/A
- Stand : Frequently
- Squat : Occasionally
- Crawl : N/A
- Bend : Occasionally
- Reason & Analyze : Occasionally
- Communicate Orally : Occasionally
- Perform Calculations : Occasionally
- Write : Occasionally
- Read/Comprehend : Occasionally
- Fumes : No
- Works in confined quarters : No
- Dust : Yes
- Other : Ability to work in an outside environment during inclement weather and temperature extremes.
- Is around moving machinery : Yes
- Drives motorized equipment : Yes
- Is exposed to excessive noise : Yes
- Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity : Yes
Is Critical Position: No
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