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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Job Description

Employer: Western Range Association
Experience: 3 months
Salary: $1633.33 a month
Job Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Contract Period: 05/08/2019 – 05/05/2020
Openings: 1 Farmworker
Recruitment for this job listing will end: 11/05/2019

Job Duties:Attends sheep and/or goat flock grazing on range or pasture: Herds flock and rounds up strays using trained dogs. Beds down flock near evening campsite. 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. May assist in lambing, docking, and shearing. The work activities involve the herding or production of livestock (which includes work that is closely and directly related to herding and/or the production of livestock). Must have 3 months experience with 800 – 1000 head flocks. One reference required. More than 50% of work will be performed on the range. Worker must be a qualified sheepherder. ***Hours worked footnote: On call for up to 24 hours 7 days a week*


Housing: The employer must provide free housing to all workers who are not reasonably able to return to their residences the same day.

Meals: The employer must provide either three meals a day to each worker or furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities. If meals are provided, the employer may charge each worker a certain amount per day for the three meals.

1. After a worker has completed 50 percent of the work contract period, the employer must reimburse the worker for the cost of transportation and subsistence from the place of recruitment to the place of work, if such costs were borne by the worker.

2. The employer must provide free transportation between the employers housing and the work site for any worker who is provided housing.
3. Upon completion of the work contract, the employer must pay the workers subsistence and return transportation to the place of recruitment. Special conditions apply when the worker will not be returning to the place of recruitment because of another job.

Workers Compensation Insurance: The employer must provide workers compensation insurance where it is required by law.

Tools and Supplies: The employer must furnish at no cost to the worker all tools and supplies necessary to carry out the work, unless it is common practice in the area and occupation for the worker to provide certain items.

Three-fourth Guarantee: The employer must guarantee to offer each worker employment for at least three-fourths of the workdays in the work contract period and any extensions. If the employer affords less employment, then the employer must pay the amount which the worker would have earned had the worker been employed the guaranteed number of days.

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