Camp Tender

Supervise workers engaged in tending herds of sheep.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$24,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Camp Tenders do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tending bands of sheep on range or pasture and keeps them supplied with food and other necessities: Designates area to be used by each SHEEP HERDER. Transports food, drinking water, fuel, mail, animal feed, and other supplies to SHEEP HERDER. Observes condition of range, water, and animals, and gives directions to SHEEP HERDER when to move to another range, reporting findings to owner of band or to LIVESTOCK RANCHER. Assists in moving camp to another location by hauling supply wagon, using horse or truck. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May substitute for SHEEP HERDER during emergencies, vacations, or for other reasons. May lamb ewes and drench sheep.

Should I be a Camp Tender?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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