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Montana Employer Range Livestock Herder in RYEGATE, Montana

Temporary full time position from 2/1/2024 to 11/30/2024 Required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and spend the majority of workdays on the range. All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of livestock. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock at the ranch: administer medication as needed; apply medications to cuts and bruises; assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and handling facilities necessary to production; assist with castration of livestock; assist with irrigating forage; assist with sorting and cutting of culls; assist with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals ; attend to pregnant livestock and newborn offspring (including night checks); brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark young animals for identification purposes; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; care for newly born offspring; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; feed and water and ensure adequate provision of both; feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working dogs) and horses; guard against predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; identify and administer appropriate medication for various health issues such as internal parasites, respiratory issues, injuries, etc.; identify livestock that are preparing to give birth; intensely monitor and treat both mother and young offspring vulnerable to hot or cold temperatures and sickness; keep accurate record of new offspring born; make certain animals have access to fresh water; monitor animals for weight gain, thrift and health problems; monitor for birthing problems and take correct actions when problems are identified; monitor grazing areas for poisonous and/or noxious plants and take action to prevent animals from consuming any identified; move livestock to spring and summer grazing areas; spray livestock with insecticide. May be required 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 and maintain and manage remote housing locations in a safe and responsible manner. The job may entail working with and around farm machinery such as tractors for supplemental feeding purposes and ATVs for movement of livestock, periodically. Employee will work outdoors in all types of weather and may experience occasional exposure to herding hazards such as poisonous snakes and predators. 50 lb lifting and driving requirement is needed. A minimum of six months experience tending sheep on the range is required. Only applicants that meet all minimum qualifications for employment and who are able, willing and qualified to perform the work, and who will be available at the time and place needed, should apply. Applicants must provide the name, and working telephone number of the previous employer who is able to verify the worker's experience in the occupation for which the worker is applying. When an applicant has not worked in the applied for occupation during the past twelve months, up to references will be 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.