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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7190 

Occ. Group: 421.376 

Farm Worker

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 close supervision. Work performed in using standard farm tools and equipment in manual farm work and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates farm tractors and related equipment

Planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops.

Cleaning farm buildings and equipment.

Assists in repair of farm equipment and buildings.

Feeds farm livestock.

Performs other work as assigned.  

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic farming methods and techniques.

Knowledge of the proper use and care of farm tools and farming equipment.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.

Ability to operate farm tools and equipment.

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. Completion of the eighth grade. Experience in farm work involving use of standard farm tools and equipment. 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
10/1/80      4     432023113

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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