FARM JOB: CRESTON, BC – Lower Kootenay Band, Beef Cow/Calf Herdsperson, Farm Labourer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2022 2 Comments

Lower Kootenay Band, in Creston, BC is seeking a Beef Cow/Calf Herdsperson, Farm Labourer!

JOB POSTING – Beef Cow/Calf Herdsperson, Farm Labourer

CLASSIFICATION – Permanent

TERM – 30 hours week, ability to work flexible hours, weekends and longer days

Salary – $20/hr

Position Summary

The Beef Cow/Calf Herdsman (the “employee”), under the guidance of the Agricultural Business Coordinator, will be responsible for overseeing the cow/calf beef operation and to assist with various aspects of the mixed farm production. The employee must possess the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands.

Type of Farm Operations

  • Beef cow/calf Production
  • Mixed Farm Production

Type of Crops

  • Field berries
  • Cherries
  • Field vegetables
  • Hay & grain

Specific Skills Cattle

  • Feed and tend livestock
  • Monitor condition of livestock, providing necessary care and treatment
  • Processing cattle (tag and vaccinate)
  • Record keeping for breeding and CCIA
  • Build and maintain fences
  • Calving
  • General cattle operation duties
  • Operate and maintain farm equipment
  • Clean drivers abstract with a Class 1 licence with air endorsement would be an asset.
  • Microsoft, Excel and outlook experience

Specific Skills – Field Crops

  • Operating and maintaining farm machinery
  • Assisting with planting
  • Harvesting Vegetables
  • Cleaning, washing, sorting and packaging produce
  • Assisting with other duties as required

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Work in weather that can be very warm and cold, wet and dry conditions

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Ability to lift 30Kg

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to expect the unexpected
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Ability to display good Judgement
  • Organized

Applicants should have a knowledge of and appreciation for the culture and values of the Lower Kootenay Band or be willing to learn.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Dave Mutch, Agricultural Business Coordinator

Lower Kootenay Band

Fax – 250-428-7686

dave@lowerkootenay.com

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

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2 thoughts on “FARM JOB: CRESTON, BC – Lower Kootenay Band, Beef Cow/Calf Herdsperson, Farm Labourer

  1. Worked with our own Cattle for over a year. Would definitely be a great cattle man for your cattle also a young yaqan nuiky man wanting to learn more maybe go to school for this. If I have the chance to.

    1. Hi Jordan,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure if the Band will see your comment here- best to email them via the email listed at the bottom of the blog post.

      Take care,
      Michi

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