Oversees plants, tends and harvests vegetables and grain crops and may care for livestock and poultry. Maintains and operates farm machinery, and receives and maintains an inventory of agricultural supplies.
Plows, harrows and cultivates the soil; determines type of crops to be planted and timing of planting and harvest; plants various types of seed; cares for growing crops.
Harvests crops at proper times; bales, freezes and prepares harvested crops.
Prunes and cares for tees.
Care, feeds and breeds livestock.
Operates, maintains and makes repairs to tractors, cultivators, milking machines, barn-cleaning machines and all other farm equipment; performs maintenance tasks on farm buildings.
Checks shipments of agricultural supplies for completeness and damage; arranges for return of defective or incorrect shipments to distributors, maintains records of agricultural supplies which are on hold.
Keeps abreast of modern farming techniques and developments by attending agricultural meetings and conferences.
Instructs students in the operation of farm equipment, machinery, and the techniques of caring for livestock, growing crops, and all other general farming methods.
Fertilizes the soil; spray growing crops.
Care, feed, breed and performs milking operations of a dairy herd.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Four years of full-time, paid, experience in general farm and husbandry.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Agriculture.
All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume.
Weekend and Holidays may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
practical farm operations such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting, of various types of crops.
the types and uses of equipment and tools.
the feeding, care and breeding of livestock and poultry.
modern farming methods, techniques, and mechanized farm equipment.
procedures and techniques for the use and storage of pesticides and other chemicals used in farming operations.
Demonstrated ability to:
operate farm machinery such ad tractors, cultivators, milking machines, and barn-cleaning equipment.
perform minor repairs on farm equipment and buildings.
follow oral and written directions and keep accurate records.
instruct agricultural students in the operation of farm equipment and growing crops.
work long hours outdoors at hard manual labor under varied climatic conditions.
establish and maintain effective working relationship with school administrators, associates and others.
instruct agricultural students in caring for livestock.
So that the farmer may be available to deal with issues (especially with animals) which may not occur during “typical” work hours, The School District of Philadelphia provides housing as a fringe benefit.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Possession of a proper class license valid to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of appointment.
Additional Job Information
This is a PFT-represented position. Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Please note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview.