Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in agricultural crop production.
Job Duties and Tasks:
Directs and coordinates worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and recordkeeping.
Contracts with farmers or independent owners for raising of crops or for management of crop production.
Coordinates growing activities with those of sales, equipment maintenance, packing houses, and other related departments.
Analyzes market conditions to help determine acreage allocations.
Confers with purchasers and arranges for harvesting of crops accordingly.
Records information, such as production, farm management practices, and yields, and prepares financial and operational reports.
Determines procedural changes in cooling, grading, storage, and shipment for greater efficiency and accuracy.
Analyzes soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.
Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning.
Plans and directs development and production of plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics.
Purchases supplies, such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals.
Hires, discharges, transfers, and promotes field workers, enforces safety regulations, and interprets policies.
Activities of the Position:
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources -- Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Developing Objectives and Strategies -- Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates -- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
Staffing Organizational Units -- Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others -- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Scheduling Work and Activities -- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Selling or Influencing Others -- Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
Food Production -- Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products, including storage/harvesting techniques.
Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Personnel and Human Resources -- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.