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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Laborer,Sr
Position Classification Code: K4084
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 02
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:
Performs 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. May provide direction to entry level staff.
Standard Duties:
Performs duties such as: 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. 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; performs visual inspection of animals and notifies supervisor or designated person of any illness or injury. 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. Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University's mission, vision and goals.
Skill in the operation of farm equipment and in the use of tools used in the repair and maintenance of facilities.
Ability to provide work direction to others. Ability to accurately maintain written records. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-