DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves the care and management of an active farm. Duties and responsibilities may vary according to season and weather conditions. Essential duties include the care and management of livestock and horses, planting and harvest of plant life, and the maintenance and upkeep of faming equipment and buildings. Significant contact with visitors, volunteers, and work groups, including the general public is involved. Direct Supervision is provided by the Parks Superintendent and Supervising Crew Chief with substantial independent judgment on the part of the incumbent. Supervision of volunteers, community service workers, and student interns is a part of this position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the care and management of farm animals; good knowledge or gardening; working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of farm equipment; working knowledge of farm animal health issues; ability to comfortably handle animals; ability to safely operate farm equipment; ability to handle the physical demands of farm work including walking, standing, reaching, bending, squatting, lifting, and carrying; ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to generate and maintain records; resourcefulness and imagination in meeting new and unusual problems; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; manual and physical dexterity; good judgment; initiative and resourcefulness; tact and courtesy; integrity.
Two (2) years’ experience in farm operations, specifically in the daily care of farm animals.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Pending Jurisdictional Classification
Highways & Facilities
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512