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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Assistant Head Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing and participating in agricultural activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Supervises a medium-sized service-maintenance staff by interviewing applicants, recommending for hire, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, terminating, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees and trains inmates engaged in farming activities and makes work assignments. Prepares purchase requests for high yield seedlings, writes equipment specifications, and obtains bid quotes for repair parts. Performs and supervises preventive maintenance on farm equipment and prepares repair orders for major repairs. Maintains various records, including planting dates, chemicals applied, total yield of crops, and inmate and equipment hours used in the production of crops. Mixes chemicals and/or fertilizers to ensure proper crop application. Maintains security by counting inmates several times daily, writing inmate disciplinarians, and transporting inmates. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state government procurement procedures. Knowledge of agriculture and farming procedures. Knowledge of institutional rules and regulations. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of employees and inmates. Ability to evaluate needs, estimate cost, and prepare bid specifications. Ability to perform routine maintenance on farm equipment. Ability to maintain records and files. Ability to maintain inmate security.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus seven years of experience in agriculture, farm operations, or a related field, including two years of experience in correction farm operations. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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