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Farm Maintenance Worker

 Michigan
 No Housing
 08/05/2019
 hour
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Farm Center Interpretive Supervisor, work activities in this position primarily involve assisting in the daily operation of the Farm & Mill by caring for and maintaining farm livestock and crops, caring for park buildings and grounds, promoting public interest and appreciation for the farm, and recommending improvements. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Farm Center Interpretive Supervisor. Position works independently and exercises some judgment and discretion in completion of duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The list below is intended to describe the general nature of duties only. Employee shall perform other duties as assigned. Plants and cares for trees, shrubs, turf, flowers and other vegetation as directed. Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance on machinery, including milking parlor systems. Performs other farm maintenance chores (milking, cleaning stalls, grooming, fence repair, etc.) as needed. Assists in daily care of all livestock. Assists in preparing animals for and assisting in the delivery of offspring. Groom, clip and trim animals for exhibition. Maintenance of indoor facilities and outdoor spaces, including captive animal and trail maintenance, as needed. Promote public interest in the farm program through various activities and publicity. Answer questions and assist visitors when requested. May serve on committees. May assist with special events. The list above is intended to describe the general nature of duties only. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Agriculture related college coursework and/or related service in farm maintenance work preferred. Must maintain a valid Michigan driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Knowledge of the principles of good farm management. Ability to promote and maintain cooperative working relationships with schools, park patrons, and other employees. Ability to operate trucks, tractors and heavy farm equipment. Ability to traverse sandy, marshy or wooded areas with even or uneven terrain. Ability to load, transport and unload materials/livestock. Ability to use carpenter tools. May be assigned to work in other parks and districts as needed and if necessary. Ability to work in all weather conditions. May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays. Ability to perform essential duties. TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED: Personal computer including data base, scheduling, publishing, spreadsheet, power point, and word processing software; calculator, copy & fax machines; phone, GPS unit, radios, automobile and heavy farm equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is routinely required to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is routinely required to run, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch and must have the ability to traverse sandy, marshy, or wooded areas with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely works in outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to heat, wet and/or humid conditions, chemicals, animals, foliage and vegetation, etc. SELECTION GUIDELINES: Selection process may include, but is not limited to, any or all of the following: formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interviews, reference check, job related tests, psychological exam, and physical exam to include drug screening. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employee and Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority and is subject to change by HCMA based on the needs and requirements of the organization.

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$12.25 / $14.45

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