Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the day-to-day operations of an agricultural unit that supports an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College.
- Assists in cleaning and maintaining animal facilities and equipment.
- Assists in feeding, sorting, moving, and husbanding livestock.
- Mows, rakes, weeds, and cultivates agricultural plots.
- Prepares soil for planting and plants grains and pasture crops.
- Moves pipes, irrigates, and checks progress of watering.
- Digs drains and ditches.
- Harvests and washes crops.
- Stacks hay and unloads sacked and bulk grain.
- Performs general cleanup and trash removal.
- Builds, repairs, and paints fences.
- Performs routine repair and upkeep on horse stables, barns, animal units, and storage facilities.
- Cleans, washes, and performs general upkeep on agricultural tools, equipment, machinery, and vehicles.
- Assists in receiving, unloading, and stocking agricultural and animal supplies and equipment.
- Assists in taking inventory of agricultural and animal supplies and equipment.
- Identifies and reports safety and/or sanitary hazards to the assigned supervisor.
- May operate various types of tractors, maintenance vehicles, and agricultural equipment.
- May open and secure assigned facilities.
- May assist in hand planting, pruning, shaping, and bracing of trees, vines, shrubbery, and ornamental plants.
- May assist in spreading or spraying pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
- May cut and stack firewood.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
An Agricultural Assistant performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the day-to-day operations of an agricultural unit that supports an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College.
An Agricultural Technician applies a working knowledge of the agricultural sciences in performing the full range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of agricultural units that support an instructional program at Los Angeles Pierce College, which includes instructional assistance, animal care, crop production, and facilities and equipment maintenance and repair.
Immediate supervision is received from a classified supervisor. Work direction is received from a Senior Agricultural Technician or an Agricultural Technician. No supervision is exercised.
Use of and safe operation of common hand tools used in agricultural operations
Safety practices and procedures related to agricultural work
- Perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to agricultural operations
- Perform sustained heavy labor
- Demonstrate manual dexterity, physical coordination, and mechanical ability
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions
- Learn to safely operate power equipment and vehicles used in agricultural operations
- Learn safety requirements for handling hazardous or toxic materials and agricultural waste disposal
- Learn and perform upkeep and minor repairs to agricultural facilities such as horse stables, fences, barns, and animal units
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience in unskilled and semi-skilled work related to farming is desirable.
A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.
Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.
Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
- A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
- New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
- At least 15 paid holidays per year.
- Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
- Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
- Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
- Employee Assistance Program
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.