Farm/Field Worker

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Farm Services
Full/Part Time:


The College of Agricultural Sciences, Farm Services Department seeks to hire individuals to fill part-time wage payroll positions to work the Summer farming season. Job responsibilities will include: Assist with everyday farming activities using various farming equipment such as tractors, manure spreaders, and mowers on University farms. Assist with hay and straw harvest. Assist with field harvest operations. Assist with Snider Agricultural Arena maintenance and event staging requirements. Assist with general maintenance of equipment and vehicles. Perform clean-up duties in and around farm buildings and fields as needed. Tolerance to various environmental conditions is required. Applicants must have a valid driver`s license to include Commercial Driver`s License (CDL) Class B without Air Brake Restriction (L) endorsements upon hire. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is subject to Federal Department of Transportation Testing for Alcohol and Controlled Substances (49 CFR Part 40), and physical examination requirements per 67 PA. Code 231.85. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as the need arises. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, (Mid May – Thanksgiving (up to 28 weeks)). Some overtime and weekend work possible.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088