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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Laborer
Position Classification Code: K4012
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 01
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Assists in performing activities such as planting, weeding and harvesting crops and/or providing care for laboratory or farm animals in an animal facility or farm environment; watering, raking, mowing, trimming, edging, and trash/litter pickup and disposal activities.
Standard Duties:
Assists in the planting, weeding, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting of experimental plots and/or field crops. Cleans shops, barns, sheds, barn lots and office facilities. Mows, edges, waters and removes trash and debris from lawns. Assists in the construction and repair of fences, buildings and sheds. Distributes fertilizers over fields and plots. May drive truck to transport supplies and equipment as instructed. Feeds, waters, houses, grooms and cares for animals. Cleans and sterilizes cages, feeding equipment, animal rooms and stalls; sprays disinfectant and mops floors and walls. Inventories animals by head count and weighs animals to ensure space requirements are met.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University's mission, vision and goals.
Skill in concentrating on routine tasks.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency-
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-