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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Supv,Farm Ranch
Position Classification Code: R5005
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 05
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:
Leads and performs farm activities such as planting, weeding, harvesting and caring for livestock. Performs minor maintenance tasks including electrical, plumbing and carpentry work. Operates a variety of farm equipment.
Standard Duties:
Leads students or other farm employees in caring for livestock, planting, harvesting and other farm activities. Sets schedules for feeding and watering animals. Observes animals to detect signs of illness or injury. Treats minor injuries and advises a veterinarian or supervisor of serious problems. Coordinates or conducts the processing of animals including weighing, assigning and attaching ear tags, vaccinating, castrating and dehorning. Leads the preparation of rations and feed supplements to animals according to experimental requirements. Breeds animals. Selects sires for artificial insemination. Assists and attends animals during and after birth of offspring. Plants, weeds, cultivates and harvests experimental plots and field crops. Operates various types of farm equipment including tractors and harvesters. Orders, mixes and measures pesticides and fertilizers and applies them to crops. Performs maintenance of facilities such as water lines, corrals and buildings including minor electrical, plumbing or carpentry repairs. Maintains records of such activities as crops planted and animals bred, sold or slaughtered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of farming principles and operations.
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- Five (5) 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-