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Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Range Goat Herder in Abilene, Kansas

This job was posted by https://okjobmatch.com : For more information, please see: https://okjobmatch.com/jobs/3014345 Requirements: Drug screen, Lifting 50 lbs., Exposure to extreme temperatures. Must have 3 months experience with 800-1000 head flocks. One reference required. Attends goat flock grazing on the range or pasture. Herds flock and rounds up strays using trained dogs. Attend to goats grazing on the range to include herding goats on the range or in pastures while riding horseback, riding ATV\'S or walking on foot. Beds down flock near evening campsite. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. Drenches goats. May examine

animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instructions. Range herding is completed when vegetation is not in a dormant state. A range herder

requires knowledge and maintenance of rangeland in order to avoid overgrazing of the range land and prevention of animals ingesting noxious weeds. The proper grazing action of these animal\'s helps

to reduce wildland fire fuel, 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, and predator control on the range. Some work/tasks may occur off the range, but more than 51% of work will be performed on the range. Western Range Association and its member ranches facilitate practices of good animal husbandry. 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 can be shown is the result of gross negligence or by a dishonest or willful act 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*

Housing: 1 unit, Total Occupancy: 2, Multiple worksites in Marion and Dickinson Counties Kansas will be used. Worksite locations varies depending on season, weather and grazing rotation. Please contact the employer at the headquarters address listed above for specific directions to the current worksite. Mobile units will travel with the workers to various range locations through Marion and Dickinson Counties Kansas. One sheep camp with a capacity of two workers. Total housing capacity is two. The housing is available and sufficient to accommodate the workers being requested.

Meals: Housing contains free and convenient cooking facilities and employer will provide three prepared meals a day or adequate food, free of charge, based on the requisition by worker, for workers to prepare their own meals while in camp or on the range. Employer may at times provide prepared meals for workers consumption. Employer will provide worker a minimum of 4.5 gallons of potable water per day per worker for drinking and cooking purposes. Additional clean water will be provided to meet the workers laundry and bathing needs.

Transportation: Workers are on the range 51% or more of the time, therefore daily transportation is not needed. For the period of time the worker is off the range, transportation is provided by the employer. Transport tion from point of recruitment to worksite and from the worksite back to the point of recruitment will be arranged and provided by Employer. Employer will reimburse worker for

subsistence costs during travel to worksite no later than the end of the first pay period upon presentation of receipts and from the worksite at the end of the job based on rates established

in the applicable regulations. Incoming transportation and subsistence advanced/paid to a worker before 50% completion of the work contract may be deducted from the worker\'s pay in

accordance with applicable state regulations, but will be reimbursed to the worker upon 50% completion of the work contract. When a longer-term contract

is negotiated with a U.S. or H-2A worker, the employer is not relieved of the responsibility for reimbursement to the worker for travel and subsistence

expenses incurred in getting to the job site which were advanced by the employer and subsequently withheld form the worker\'s pay until 50% of the

original contract period elapsed. These payments will made to the U.S. and H-2A workers at the 50% completion point of the original period of

employment. The employer is responsible for return transportation and subsistence expenses if the U.S. and H-2A worker successfully fulfills his/her

obligations under the original terms of employment for less than 1 year. However, such payment does not actually have to be made to the U.S and H-2A

worker until the worker and the employer sever their employer/employee rela