Full-time, Live-in Ranch Caretaker / Ranch Hand needed in central Oregon

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Central Oregon Ranch

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Bend, Oregon
Job Type
Full Time
$1500 - $2500 DOE
Date Posted
March 3, 2021
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Small 1bd/1ba apartment attached to our indoor arena with utilities paid, is included and is part of compensation. This position is NOT suited for a family as the apartment is small and not childproof. Apartment pets must be approved. No applicant ranch animals at this time.

Applicant must be ok with working variable days, possible weeks in a row with out days off. Owners travel often, but are NOT absentee owners. This position does not have every weekend off, nor do days off always fall on a weekend. However, when working weeks in a row, light days of feeding only will be acceptable depending on duration of work in a row.

A qualified applicant will be respectful of apartment, ranch property, animals, other employees and visitors at all times. Trust and dependability is the crux of this position.

A qualified applicant must be able to lift 50lb feed bags and bales of hay without issue. The applicant must be reliable, dependable, and have a good attitude towards the job. The applicant must enjoy animals (horses, goats, chickens, burros) and caring for them in all aspects. This applicant will respect the manner in which the owner directs care to be done.

A qualified applicant should be able to work the same when owners are on the ranch as well as when they are off the ranch. The applicant should be flexible with changes no matter how frequent. The applicant should be able to stay on job tasks, despite distractions, and be a self starter.

General duties include: Irrigation of pastures/crops (pivots, pods, handlines, drip system); Feeding, Watering Cleaning, and Care for Ranch Animals; Maintain ranch supplies and order/purchase prior to running out; Fuel up and maintain ranch vehicles; Monitor ranch for broken pipes, leaks, predators, trespassers and other safety and security issues; Bring mail and packages in daily; Maintain Ranch tidiness/cleanliness/safety; Regularly maintain arenas; Manage outside contractors/maintenance folks while on premises; Manage all aspects of winter care, preparation, and maintenance; Trash and recycling; Maintain varmint/rodent traps; Communicate regularly and often with owners; Additional duties will be added and modified. THIS IS NOT A HORSE BACK RIDING POSITION.

As this is a Live In position, a qualified candidate will live in a manner that is acceptable to Owners. Illegal drug use, or abuse of any substance is not permitted.

To apply, forward bio & resume to our email address.

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