Agriculture Laborer

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 45-2092 Classification: Fulltime (Permanent)

Exempt: No Location: Environment Division

Department: Environment Reports To: Agriculture Program Manager

SUMMARY: The Agriculture Laborer is responsible for the planting, cultivating, overseeing and harvesting of designated crops and tend to daily animal chores.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include following:

  • The Agriculture Laborer will meet the aforementioned objectives by performing the following duties:
  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with public and fellow associates.
  • Operate tractors, tractor drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Construct and repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures.
  • Feed and care for livestock animals.
  • Collect and transfer organic materials used for the production of compost.
  • Monitor and record conditions of compost and turn piles as necessary.
  • Collect, wash, candle, package, and distribute eggs.
  • Collect and transport livestock animals when needed.
  • Perform manual tasks in the production of crops such as planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting.
  • Inform Supervisor of project activity and status.
  • Maintain records of crop and livestock perform.
  • Assist with the moving of objects that weigh over 50 pounds.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: There are no supervisor responsibilities with this position.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: No formal education required.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written comprehension skills along with research skills required in conjunction with the following:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Using relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or organic standards.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Using relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Atypical work hours.
  • Working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Overtime is a requirement for this position.

Possession of a valid Driver License in accordance with Fleet Policy. Vaccination required

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.

EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status, apply for a Medical Exemption or begin the vaccination process. If the successful applicant is not vaccinated, they will be required to receive their first vaccine dose prior to starting employment and must receive their second dose, if applicable, within 30 days of employment.