Montana Employer Sheepherder in LAVINA, Montana
Temporary full time position from 2/1/2019 to 1/30/2020Worker must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Most duties are performed out-of-doors and entail exposure to extreme heat and cold; dust, rain, snow, and wind; and herding hazards; poisonous snakes and predators common in range lands. General supervision will be provided by the ranch owner. A minimum of 6 months' experience is required. Worker must be On-Call 24/7. Driving is required on ranch only (No Drivers' License required).The Range Sheepherder will be required to be On-Call 24/7 and live on the range more than 50% of the time. Range duties include: attends sheep flock on range or pasture. Herds flock and rounds up strays using trained dogs. Beds down flock near evening campsite. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. Drenches sheep. May examine animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instruction. May assist with lambing, docking and shearing. May perform other farm or ranch chores related to the production and husbandry of sheep on an incidental basis. The size of flocks generally range from 800-1200 sheep. May sort and cut culls. May feed animals supplementary rations. Must be able to ride and handle a horse to ensure the safety of the worker, co-workers and livestock. Employee must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, and live and work singly or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Sheepherders will be operating equipment to feed round bales and driving pickup/silage wagons to feed lambs and ewes. Herders will ride horse and drive 4-wheelers.Duties that may be performed off the range less than 50% of the time include: Must be willing to be On-Call 24/7. May attend to sheep and lambs in barns during lambing season. May brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark sheep for identification purposes. Sheepherders will be operating equipment to feed round bales and driving pickup/silage wagons to feed lambs and ewes. 6 months experience required.In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job order accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a contractual job offer to which the ETA or a SWA is in any way a party.