6435 County Road 37
Ovid, CO 80744
Wooly Acres LLC is looking to fill a Sheepherder position in Ovid, Colorado. This is a temporary position. The employer is looking to fill one (1) opening from October 11, 2021 through September 30, 2022. The wage offer is $1727.75 per month.
Duties and requirements: Attends sheep flock grazing on range or pasture. Herds flock and rounds up strays. Beds down flock near evening campsite. Guards flock from predatory animals and from eating poisonous plants. May examine animals for signs of illness and administer vaccines, medications and insecticides according to instructions. May assist in lambing, docking and shearing. May feed animals supplementary feed. May perform other farm or ranch chores related to the production and husbandry of sheep on an incidental basis.
This is a full-time position. Workers will be on call for up to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Workers will spend the majority of the workdays during the period of employment on the range. Range housing will be provided. Transportation to and from range location will be provided at no cost to worker when required. Employer will provide, without charge or deposit charge, free and convenient cooking facilities and an adequate provision of food for workers to prepare their own meals. 4.5 gallons of water per
worker, per day, will be provided to workers without charge or deposit. Employer will provide worker with cell phone, without charge or deposit charge, so that worker may communicate with employer. Employer will come to range site 2-3 times weekly to deliver supplies and check on safety of employee and animals.
Applicants must possess at least 3 months of experience in similar occupations involving the herding of livestock on the range. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided to the worker without charge or deposit charge.
Workers' compensation insurance will be provided at no charge.
The employer will pay in advance or reimburse H-2A workers in the first work week for all visa, visa processing, border crossing and other related fees, including those mandated by the government (excluding passport fees). For workers outside reasonable commuting distances, transportation (including transportation and, to the extent necessary, lodging) to the place of employment will be provided by the employer, if the worker completes half of the employment period (50% period), if not already paid in full prior to the 50% period. Return transportation and subsistence will be provided or paid for to same worker if the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed early by the employer except where the worker has employment with a subsequent employer. Transportation payments or reimbursements will be equal to the most economical and reasonable common carrier for the distances involved. Daily meals will be provided at a rate of at least $13.17 per day of travel (or the current minimum subsistence amount published in the Federal Register), to a maximum of $55.00 per day (or the current maximum amount published in the Federal Register) to workers.
The employer guarantees to offer each covered worker employment for a total number of hours equal to at least 75% of the workdays in the contract period. If during the total work contract period the employer does not offer sufficient workdays to the H-2A or corresponding workers to reach the total amount required to meet the three-fourths guarantee, the employer must pay such workers the amount they would have earned had they actually worked for the guaranteed number of workdays. Wages for the guaranteed 75% period will be calculated at no less than the rate stated in the work contract.
Must have or be able to acquire U.S. driver's license and be able to operate pickup truck and four wheeler.
Worker will be required to work outside during all weather in summer and winter.
Worker must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Job duties require extensive stooping or bending over when cleaning lambing jugs, shoveling, and using a pitchfork.
All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided to the worker without charge or deposit charge. Employer will provide pliers, shovel, pitchfork, wrench, sockets, cutting tools, and any other tools necessary for employees daily use. Employer will provide four-wheeler on site for employees use in gathering sheep. Employer will also provide winter clothing and boots, and all other supplies and equipment necessary to perform the duties of the sheepherder in all weather.