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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 565N
Category: Agricultural Operations


This is the supervisory or expert level of the series. Supervises assigned personnel and performs a variety of assignments in general farming work which may include assisting in the management of a game farm or leading the work of creamery operators and assistants in dairy product processing.  Develops, implements, and monitors training. Implements and evaluates workflow priorities. Develops and disseminates instructions and information to unit personnel. Organizes, conducts, and facilitates staff meetings.

Typical Work

Maintains work, time, and cost records; assists in the collection of research data, observations, etc., and provides summaries or reports; 

Supervises subordinates in breeding, egg taking, hatching, raising and caring for pheasants, and other game birds;  

Decides number of eggs to be set each season to achieve required quota of birds; 

Operates incubators and prescribes brooder management methods and types and amounts of feed to be used; 

Detects, diagnoses and treats common poultry diseases; debeaks and brails birds; selects broodstock; 

Arranges farming schedules; supervises and participates in soil preparation and planting and cultivation of feed and cover crops; 

Supervises construction; maintenance and repair of game farm buildings and equipment; 

Schedules, assigns, trains, and leads creamery operators and assistants in the processing of milk and dairy products; 

Responsible for farm pickup of milk, delivery of finished products, and warehousing; 

Schedule, assign, train and lead creamery operators and assistants in the processing of milk and dairy products; 

May supervise lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Four years’ experience in game farm operation or three years’ experience in a creamery or dairy processing work. College or vocational training in agriculture may be substituted for the work experience. Some positions require the ability to obtain a food handler’s permit and appropriate state licenses.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 4574 Creamery Operator II, 92270 Game Farm Superintendent;  effective January 1, 2006.