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Core Tasks

  • Performs other farming and related tasks not elsewhere classified including sorting and marking livestock, catching rabbits, cutting peat, shearing sheep and sexing chickens.
  • Plants cuttings or shrubs, maintains hedges by clipping, pruning and re-planting, and picks fruit, vegetables, hops and flowers.
  • Incubates eggs in hatchery and supplies chicks for meat and egg production and game birds for reserves.
  • Extracts semen for storage, selects appropriate semen from store, injects recipient animal and issues certificate giving pedigree and date of insemination.
  • Cleans animals’ quarters and renews bedding as necessary.
  • Harvests oysters, mussels, clams and seaweed off natural or artificial beds, nets river fish and maintains them in spawning pens, assists with feeding and water treatment, and empties and cleans outdoor tanks.
  • Assists with the shooting, hauling and repairing of nets, prepares, lays and empties baited pots at intervals, operates winches and lifting gear, and guts, sorts and stows fish.

Education Requirements

Level Percentage
Level 0 6.199196%
Level 1 18.905914%
Level 2 12.702046%
Level 3 31.159489%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 7.483883%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 13.005699%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 8.450902%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.092871%

Salary Levels


Potential Salary


Entry Level Salary


Average Salary


Annual Openings