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Idaho Department of Labor Farm Hand in Emmett, Idaho

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Dates of Need: 3/1/2021-11/15/2021. Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and livestock care. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a validdrivers license as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, theworker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sectionsof 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, alfalfa seed, clover seed, wheat, barley, forage triticale, pasture grass and cattle.The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production.General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minormechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove weeds from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive,load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties.Irrigation duties will include the following:Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipesacross fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on asustained basis.Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals.Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay outlace in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chainsusing hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-footsections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.Duties related to the production of Livestock will include the following: herd livestock; move cattle to processing chute; process calves; layout pipes in livestock corrals/stalls/shedsens to settle dust;place/remove large gun sprinkler in corrals/stalls/shedsens; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock.Instruction, training, and general supervision will be provided by the farm operator or a designated employee. However, the workermust perform required duties without close supervision and listen to, understand, and follow simple instructions of the employer orsupervisor.The worker will be required to return worn out tools, supplies, and equipment before new ones will be provided.Most duties are performed out of doors and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain, and other environmental conditions common infields, including mosquitoes during certain seasons.The worker must crouch, bend, and lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds in thecourse of performing required activities.Job duties may require a split shift. Work hours may vary and there may be periods when little or no work will be available due toweather, time of year, and the requirements of the cropping program.