Assistant Ranch Manager needed for 16,000+ acre conservation focused ranch in south central Colorado. The ranch is nestled between National Forest and wilderness land as well as two similar size family related ranches. The majority of the ranch is protected by conservation easements and is managed to enhance wildlife habitat.

The Assistant Ranch manager will live on or near the ranch and will assist the current manager with all aspects of management. They will report directly to the current Ranch Manager with the goal being that they will assume the role of Ranch Manager in the next few years after the current Ranch Manager retires. Ideal candidates will have several years of experience working on a conservation based ranch or wilderness property.

This is a hands-on position and Assistant Ranch manager will be responsible for all aspects of land stewardship: facility management, equipment maintenance and repair, road and trail maintenance, forestry, water rights/ditch management, care and conditioning of ranch horses (must have horsemanship experience), packing and guiding up to high country, providing security for the property, overseeing subcontractors including an elk hunting outfitting business, and most important, ensuring the land and facilities are maintained to the standards for family use as well as coordinating periodic family visits.
Ideal candidates will possess a vast hands-on skillset including above average carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. Most importantly the candidate will have conservation-minded values and be a passionate outdoors person who can provide outstanding service to the family when they are in residence.

Competitive salary, housing and excellent benefits are provided.

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