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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker: Diversified

Bost Farm

Water Valley, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16628014857
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations. Crops: Tomatoes, Potatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Pumpkins, Okra, Broccoli, Cabbage, Beans, Peas, Beets, Corn, Flowers, Spinach, Peppers, Greens and Lettuce. The duties below describe the duties. Workers will not spray any chemicals or operate heavy equipment. Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables. Workers will work in a greenhouse to plant and water seeds. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting, and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. In addition, workers will wash, sort, and load produce. Workers will remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will transplant seedlings, plant seeds in trays, and water plants in the greenhouse. Workers will take up plastic and drip tape, stake, and tie plants. Workers will wash and crate vegetables, load produce on to truck or trailer.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Must have three months experience hand harvesting a perishable crop. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Bost Farm
Company Name:
Freddy M Bost Jr
Location:
Water Valley, MS 38965
Telephone Number:
+16622343425

Worksite

Address:
250 County Road 369, Water Valley, MS 38965

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22081-998869
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/25/2022

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