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PAGE WHITHAM LAND and CATTLE Farm/Irrigation/Livestock Worker in GLASGOW, Montana

Temporary full time position from 4/1/2021 to 10/15/2021Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, corn and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to Irrigation. Job duties may require a split shift, such as 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Work hours may vary and there may be periods when little or no work will be available due to weather, time of year, and the requirements of the cropping program. Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and livestock care.General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities:Maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; chop/pull/spray weeds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; lift and carry fencing materials including railroad ties and post; roll and unroll fencing wire; perform general clean up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; siphon water from flooded reservoir or ditch to channel water into designated areas; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water.Other duties as assigned, include: Check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain or to determine delivery time, assist in delivery; apply or administer medications, vaccines and/or insecticides; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; confine livestock in stalls; rope cattle from horseback; restrain cattle for branding; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck. Instruction, training, and general supervision will be provided by the farm operator or a designated employee. However, the worker must perform required duties without close supervision and listen to, understand, and follow simple instructions of the employer or supervisor. All tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the duties assigned will be provided at no charge to the worker. The worker will be required to return worn out supplies before new supplies will be provided. Most duties are performed out of doors and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain, and other environmental conditions common infields, including mosquitoes during certain seasons. The worker must crouch, bend, and lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds in the course of performing required activities. 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.