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ADC HEAD FARM MANAGER II

The Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) Head Farm Manager II is responsible for directing farm operations at ADC facilities. This position is governed by

Class Code:

T006C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Supervises a medium to large-sized staff of skilled craftsmen and administrative support personnel, interviews applicants and recommends for hire, approves leave, makes work assignments, evaluates the work performance of incumbents, and trains employees. Prepares annual farm operation budget; monitors expenditures; writes farm equipment specifications, and orders farm equipment, chemicals, fertilizers, seeds, etc. Selects crop varieties and determines number of acres to plant; directs the preparation of soil, the planting of seeds, and the cultivating and harvesting of crops; maintains acreage through crop rotation and selecting and application chemicals to control diseases, weeds, and insects. Directs the operation and maintenance of farm equipment, determines areas for inmate labor, and supervises inmate squads during various work activities. Serves on classification committee, assists with selecting low risk security inmates to perform selected jobs, and practices security measures at all times. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of agricultural principles, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of correctional institution policies and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of various types of farm equipment and uses. Knowledge of chemicals used in agricultural production. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate farm operations. Ability to prepare specifications for purchasing equipment and supplies. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agriculture business, or a related field; plus six years of experience in agricultural or farm operations, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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