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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7185 

Occ. Group: 421.874 

Farm Supervisor

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in caring for farm livestock, crop production, and general farm work; assuming Farm Manager's duties in his absence, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Provides proper care of the dairy herd including feeding, milking, vaccinating, breeding and calf raising.

Uses necessary equipment in planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops such as corn and hay.

Repairs farm equipment and buildings requiring the use of basic electrical and carpentry tools and arc and gas welding equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the proper care of farm livestock.

Knowledge of farm crop planting, cultivating, and harvesting.

Knowledge of the use of common hand tools and farm machinery and equipment.

Knowledge of artificial insemination of livestock.

Ability to provide the proper care for farm livestock.

Ability to use and care for hand tools and farm machinery and equipment.

Ability to direct the work of others as necessary.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Considerable farming experience. 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
5/2004     8      633223213 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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