California: Ranch/Estate Manager #915

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, ranch hand and a housekeeper. Seeking someone that will take ownership of the ranch; 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. A plus if candidates are bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Competitive salary with health benefits and housing on-site are offered.

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Texas: Ranch Manager #944

Ranch Manager needed to maintain and care for private, 2,800-acre ranch. The property is high-game fenced and hunting does occur but the primary focus of the position is on caring for the property and providing more of a hospitality element so the owners and their guests can come and enjoy it without experiencing any issues.

This beautiful property includes full gardens, stocked lakes, orchards and many landscaped areas. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with the current Ranch Manager to maintain and improve the property and will be capable of stepping into the Ranch Manager role when he retires. Must be a self-starter who is capable of analyzing and prioritizing what needs to be done and determining how much they can do on their own, part time assistance can be utilized for certain projects.

Candidates must possess a solid “handy-man” skillset and be capable of performing a wide variety of trade skills from basic plumbing, mechanical, electrical, painting and carpentry. Must be self-driven and able to complete projects with limited or no direct supervision. Aside from the hands-on abilities, ideal candidates will understand the hospitality elements of the position and possess good people and communication skills and be able to represent the Ranch and owners in a professional manner at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work with the existing Ranch Manager to learn the ins and outs of the position before stepping into the role of Ranch Manager themselves. Candidates should be looking for a long-term commitment.

Candidates must be comfortable working in a remote, isolated environment and be self-directed with the ability to work with little to no supervision. Competitive compensation package includes medical insurance, opportunity for continuing education and on-site housing.

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