Must have 1 month experience with 800 – 1000 head flocks. One reference required. Attends sheep and/or goat flock grazing on range or pasture: Herds flock and rounds up strays using trained dogs. Attend to sheep grazing on the range to include: Herding sheep on the range or in pastures while riding riding ATVs, or walking on foot. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. Drenches sheep and/or goats. May examine animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instructions. A range herder requires knowledge and maintenance of rangeland and pasture in order to avoid overgrazing of the range land/pasture and prevention of animals ingesting noxious weeds. The proper grazing action of these animals helps to reduce vegetation underneath solar panels, increase soil fertility and improve vegetation. Experienced employees hired for this type of position would need to have the knowledge of maintaining a herd on a range so the animals don't disperse in large open areas, be able to promote proper grazing of rangeland/pasture, and predator control on the range. Some work/tasks may occur off the range, but more than 50% of work will be performed on the range. Employees that are found abusing, neglecting or abandoning livestock entrusted to their care may be terminated for cause. If the negligent/abusive actions of an employee result in the loss/death of livestock/animals or cause harm to another person, the employee may be held accountable for these actions. The worker will live in the employer provided range housing. Said housing will be clean and in good repair at the time it is provided to the employee. The employee is responsible to maintain the housing unit in a reasonable level of cleanliness in order to avoid flies, mice or other vermin. The employee is responsible to alert the employer of damage to the housing unit within a reasonable amount of time. The employee may be held accountable for damage to the housing unit that is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (normal wear and tear excepted). ***Hours worked footnote: On call for up to 24 hours 7 days a week***
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.
Months of Experience Required:
Employees may operate ATV's or farm vehicles off-highway. Driver's license is preferred but not required.
Employer assures workers are provided with 4.5 gallons of potable water per day.
Employer will provide a cellular telephone with calling plan without charge or deposit. Employer will contact worker daily by phone, and weekly in person to monitor well-being as well livestock and range conditions.
Employer will provide any and all hand and power tools, PPE, clothing, winter clothing, livestock handling and health equipment needed to perform the job safely and effectively.
Both the background check and drug test will be performed after hire at the employers expense. The job-related reason for these requirements is due to the location of range housing near solar sites. Both the background check and drug test ensure worker safety and well-being.