Classification LA05 (Band )

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs a variety of manual or semiskilled farming tasks according to the specific instructions of research workers.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Plants, fertilizes, sprays, cultivates, prunes and harvests trees and crops.
Cares for livestock and poultry.
Weighs, grinds, blends and distributes animal feeds.
Operates milking equipment and maintains sanitary conditions in the milking area.
Detects and reports signs of disease or other abnormalities in plants and animals.
Maintains, services and repairs tools and equipment.
Collects samples of soil, plants, insects and animal products for laboratory analysis or other research purposes.
Helps conduct field, laboratory and greenhouse experiments.
Collects data and maintains records for research purposes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of how to properly carry out farming tasks.
Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the area of employment.
Skill in the use or operation of agricultural tools and equipment.
Ability to follow instructions properly.
Ability to record data accurately and maintain records properly.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

There are no minimum training or experience requirements for this class.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.