Laborer Supervisor

About the Role:

Job Code: 45-1011 Salary: $47,923.20 - $72,779.20

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Permanent Location: Tribal Farm

Department: Environment Reports To: AG Pro Manager

Summary: Works under the direction of the Agriculture Program Manager to ensure agricultural laborers support Tribal Farm operations. Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural laborers to carry out the day-to-day activities of the operation. Supervise planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops, and the care given to the animals to support proper farm operations. Ensure that laborers are following proper environmental and safety protocols.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following:

  • Assign daily tasks for laborers such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters, and garden maintenance, and ensure tasks are completed.
  • Ensure the cleaning and maintenance of equipment, including vehicles, tractors, tools, and the barn, is done timely and completed.
  • Record the numbers and types of various products, inventory and sold.
  • Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
  • Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification and in the use of safety measures.
  • Confer with manager to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
  • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Plan and develop work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability and seasonal changes.
  • Drive or operate farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or supplies or to cultivate or harvest fields.
  • Transport or arrange for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from the farm.
  • Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed and advise the program manager of any improvements needed.
  • Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.
  • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Complete and maintain personnel records of agriculture laborers.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate performance of agriculture laborers (permanent and seasonal)
  • Assist the Program Manager with adaptation of farming policies, standards or procedures to improve operations
  • Direct the laborers in the completion of farm work and conformance to tribal policies and laws
  • Facilitate and/or provide education and information to community members, through workshops, events and make public presentations that expand on goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain accurate inventory of program equipment and supplies, notifying the Program Manager of equipment and supplies needed.
  • Performs the duties of a Laborer when needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Laborer Supervisor shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring, and training laborer employees; assisting with the planning, assigning, and directing of laborer work; appraising performance of laborers; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems within the Agriculture Program. The Laborer Supervisor shall supervise a minimum of 2 full-time staff members in addition to seasonal staff and interns. There are no supervisor requirements for 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: three years of experience working on a farm. Two years of supervisory experience, preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities: Oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer proficiency including word, excel, and webmail such as MS Outlook.


  • Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics and their applications
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data


  • Critical thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


  • Deductive Reasoning – To apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning – To combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Oral Comprehension — To listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral Expression — To communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension — To read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression —To communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The successful candidate must pass a drug test prior to employment.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to 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 a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


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.


All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


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


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


Effective July 3, 2023, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe no longer requires the COVID-19 Vaccination for any positions within the organization, to include Health Services.

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