Ranch/Estate Manager needed for 1,000 acre property in Paso Robles, CA. Property has 4 miles of lake front land and a total of 15,000sf in structures. Other staff includes Ranch supervisor, three ranch hands and two housekeepers. Seeking someone that will take ownership of the horse program and can bring the horse program up a notch; three horses, two mini-donkeys and 15 chickens to maintain and manage with the support staff.

Ranch manager will be responsible for administrative duties including assisting with payroll and HR tasks as well as accounting and potentially budgeting. Should be capable of developing emergency plans for potential fire danger as well. Will be responsible for making sure fleet of vehicles (Jet skis, boats, trucks, etc.) are licensed and insured and well maintained. Hands-on duties are required as well and ideal candidates will be pro-active problem solvers that enjoy being hands-on with a wide variety of projects. Emphasis on construction and mechanical experience to handle the many systems and projects on the property. Will report directly to principals, business manager and assistant and work closely with Ranch Supervisor.

Weekend coverage is required as support staff works M-F. Ranch manger will be responsible for caring for animals and property during weekends and may be requested to provide hospitality services as well. Weekly hours will vary from 40-60 hours depending upon the season and utilization of the property. Ideal candidates will have experience with running a horse program and be capable of making sure horses are ready for principals and guests to ride. Manage training, exercising, veterinary appointments, nutritional supplements, extra hay bathing and keeping trails clear.

This property is frequently used for entertaining and the majority of services are handled by the staff but candidates should be willing and able to assist with hospitality services as needed. Candidates must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Competitive salary with health benefits and housing on-site are offered.

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