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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Ag Science Center Laborer
Position Classification Code: K4084
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 04
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, cultivating, weeding, irrigating and harvesting experimental research plots and 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. Application of sprays, fertilizers and pesticides to fields. Operation of vehicles, farm equipment and power tools. May provide direction to entry level staff.
Standard Duties:
Performs duties such as: planting, weeding, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting of experimental research plots and/or research field crops. Cleans shops, barns, sheds, barn lots and office facilities. Mows, edges, waters lawns, trees and shrubs. Removes and rakes trash and debris from grounds. May perform construction and repair of fences, buildings, sheds and roads. Applies, mixes and measures fertilizers and pesticides and distributes over experimental research crops and/or plots. May drive truck to transport supplies, debris and equipment as instructed. Operates farm equipment including tractors and harvesters. Operates large power lawn mowers, edgers and hand tools. 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.
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- None
   Equivalency-
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-