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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

08260 Livestock Caretaker

Provides feed and water for all captured wild horses/ burros, weighing up to 1200 pounds, at the site or temporary holding facilities according to established schedules. Judgement is used in observing/checking animals during feeding rounds, in terms of appearance and activities, reporting any abnormalities, signs of illness, and changes/ unusual behavior to supervisor or wranglers. Operates vehicles, such as tractor trailers, around corral areas. Works independently, according to established procedures and previous instructions. Review of work ensures that work schedules are maintained and the basic needs of the animals are being met. During the trapping operations and transportation, animal behavior becomes unpredictable and dangerous.