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Agricultural Assistant II


Positions perform various activities in support of agricultural or animal science programs. Positions serve as senior members of agricultural teams with responsibility for more technical or complex tasks.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs laboratory procedures using a variety of laboratory equipment for field, greenhouse, or stock experiments.
  • Prepares samples for laboratory analysis and mounts specimens.
  • Maintains records on crop, plant, or livestock experiments.
  • Coordinates maintenance and operation of farm equipment.
  • Serves as lead for farm construction and maintenance projects.
  • Documents crop and weather conditions and recommends timing for planting, cultivation, and harvesting.
  • Applies fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
  • Is responsible for more complex animal husbandry duties, such as overseeing animal birthing/delivery and handling semen collection.
  • May train other workers in farm tasks.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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