Montana Employer Sheepherder in BILLINGS, Montana

Temporary full time position from 2/28/2017 to 2/27/2018Required 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 sheep.Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend sheep on the range: feed and water sheep or ensure adequate provision of both; herd flock to appropriate grazing area; round up strays using dogs and/or fence; make certain animals have access to fresh water; bed down flock near evening site; guard flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; administer medication to sheep as needed; assist in lambing, docking and shearing; brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark sheep for identification purposes; assist with sorting and cutting of cull sheep; feed supplemental rations to sheep; may build and/or maintain fence and livestock facilities to ensure the safety and health of grazing sheep and forage; may assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and livestock handling facilities necessary to livestock production. Perform any combination of the following tasks to attend sheep on the ranch: feed and water sheep or ensure adequate provision of both; move sheep to appropriate pens; make certain animals have access to fresh water; bed down flock at appropriate night site, guard flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; administer medication to sheep as needed; assist in lambing, docking and shearing; brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark sheep for identification purposes; assist with sorting and cutting of cull sheep; feed supplemental rations to sheep; may build and/or maintain fence and livestock facilities to ensure the safety and health of grazing sheep and forage; may assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and livestock handling facilities necessary to livestock production May attend sheep and lambs in barns during lambing season. 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 and able to: perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, 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.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.