SEASONAL AGRICULTURE LABORER

 

Program: Land & Water Resources Salary Grade: GS – 5
Supervisor: Land & Water Resources Director Salary Range: $12.08 – $14.43
FLSA Status:  Exempt      Non-Exempt     Public Safety Position Type: Part-Time Seasonal/Intermittent

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Seasonal Agriculture Laborer primarily works on individual agricultural farms within and outside the boundaries of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation/Colony/Tribal lands and properties. Specific duties include planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops, and maintaining and repairing farm equipment he/she operates. Will also have knowledge and assist in the irrigation process; be willing to work day or night and at times be “on-call”.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Submit water orders according to approved Truckee-Carson Irrigation District serial number, lateral and takeout numbers, allowed allocation, and maintain record of irrigation time and cubic feet per second
  2. Assist Agriculture Foreman with planting and harvesting crops, irrigating farm soil and maintaining irrigation ditches and boxes
  3. Maintain or repair heavy duty equipment and machinery, including various farm equipment
  4. Complete work orders submitted to the Land & Water Resources Director, as approved and directed by the Tribal Resource Manager or Agriculture Foreman
  5. Account/report to Land & Water Resources Director all hours worked and/or miles of operation, use of petroleum, oil and lubricants by vehicle and/or piece of equipment
  6. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor, including general farm labor duties, cleaning, weed control, burning, etc.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Position requires skills and experience in farming, harvesting, flood irrigation, and equipment operation
  2. Must have a valid driver license and be able to operate and maintain a vehicle
  3. Must be able to effectively service, repair, and maintain equipment using hand and some power tools
  4. Must be willing to work long hours and/or a varying schedule, not to exceed 20 hours per week

 

Other requirements:

  1. This position works outdoors and may be on a single farm, alone or with other workers
  2. Provides own food, water, clothing, gloves, hat and working tools to fix breakdowns on baler and/or other tools as needed
  3. Must be able to work hard, yet safely day or night
  4. Able to lift and move approximately 100-pound bales of hay on a routine basis

 

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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