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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Reference #: 2223593

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218488

Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

This position is responsible for the management and operation of a farm program, including the direct supervision over crew leaders and farm laborers engaged in performing the various farming activities; keeping records and preparing reports; the proper operation and maintenance of farm equipment; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Requirement:  Experience (paid or unpaid), education, training or any combination thereof, which demonstrates the ability to read, comprehend and apply written and oral directions; and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

General Experience:  Three (3) years of responsible farm work experience of which one (1) year shall have been in plant/crop production AND one (1) year in livestock care and management, demonstrating possession of knowledge of planting, propagating and harvesting practices used in vegetable and fruit production, including methods of crop rotation and soil conservation, use of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides; the identification, prevention, eradication and control of plant disease, pests and weeds; growth characteristics of common vegetable and fruit crops; knowledge of care, raising and breeding of livestock and poultry including feeding methods, diet, habits and peculiarities of common farm livestock and poultry; identification, prevention, eradication and treatment of diseases and ailments and slaughtering and dressing of livestock and poultry; safety and sanitation practices applicable to farm work; and the ability to perform simple maintenance and repair of farm equipment and facilities, use standard agricultural equipment and tools, understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep simple records.

Supervisory Experience:  Two (2) years of supervisory work experience which included:
1) planning and directing the work of subordinates; 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) developing work schedules and priorities; 4) training subordinates; and 5) disciplining subordinates.

Substitutions Allowed:
A.  Study at an accredited university in the field of agriculture may be substituted for general experience on the basis of:  Fifteen (15) semester hours for six (6) months of experience, provided that the coursework included a minimum of one (1) course in plant or crop propagation OR one (1) course in livestock management; AND six (6) semester hours in agricultural or related courses, up to a maximum of two (2) years.
B. Successful completion of an agricultural curriculum leading to a diploma, certificate or other comparable degree from accredited community college, junior college or vocational/technical school above the high school level may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years of general experience.
C.  Partial completion of study at an accredited community college, junior college or vocational/technical school above the high school level in the field of agriculture may be substituted for general experience on the basis of:  Fifteen (15) semester hours for six (6) months of experience, provided that the coursework included a minimum of one (1) course in plant or crop propagation OR one (1) course in livestock management, up to a maximum of one (1) year.
D.  Successful completion of a farm practicum which provided one semester of on-the-job vocational/technical competencies in agricultural activities supplemented by six (6) semester hours of coursework in crop propagation, soil technology, livestock/animal sciences, or related agricultural subjects may be substituted for six (6) months of general experience.

Other Requirements:

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement:  As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that " agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:
(1) Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
(2) Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
(3) Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
(4) Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual  abuse or sexual harassment."

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, CLICK HERE.

Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.