Montana Employer Sheepherder in BILLINGS, Montana
Temporary full-time position from 6/25/2018 to 6/23/2019RANGE SHEEP HERDER:Worker 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 the ranch only.The Range Sheep Herder 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 grazing 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 horses in a manner to assure 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. The job may entail working with and around farm machinery such as tractors for feeding purposes and ATVs for movement of sheep, periodically.Duties that may be performed off the rang less than 50% of the time include:Must be willing to be On-Call 24/7. Worker must assist with lambing of sheep, attend to sheep in barns during lambing season, herd sheep into corrals and stalls, manually restrain sheep, may clean stalls, pens and other equipment used for the production of sheep.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.