Ranch Manager Couple needed for 50,000 acre Ranch near Texas / New Mexico border

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JMAR & Associates

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TX & NM Border
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
August 2, 2020
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs


Seeking Ranch Manager Couple for large ranch on the New Mexico/Texas border. The couple will manage overall ranch and water operations. The ranch is a privately owned, multi-generation family ranch and the primary purpose is for the preservation of the asset and enjoyment of the family. Although the property includes livestock, it is not a cow-calf operation. Compensation package includes salary, bonus opportunity, truck for ranch use, housing, and utilities.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of a 50,000-acre ranch.
  • Direct and manage ranch hands, vendors, and contractors.
  • Maintain accuracy and efficiency in quality, inventory, production, and record keeping of water sold for oilfield use.
  • Maintain operating cost records and identify areas for savings.
  • Maintain buildings and structures, windmills, and water wells.
  • Build and maintain roads.
  • Repair fences and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain integrity of pastures and land.
  • Prep barn and equipment when extreme temperatures occur.
  • Maintain cleanliness, appearance and organization of barn, pastures, ranch vehicles, and equipment.
  • Daily checks of fencing, gates, and cattle guards to ensure proper working order. Repair as necessary.


  • Liaise with Office Manager at corporate office in Dallas regarding water sales and vendor invoices.
  • Work with water purchasers to schedule pickups.
  • Feed cattle and horses.
  • Run ranch errands.
  • Prepare meals for ranch hands, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Ranch Management a plus.
  • 15+ years of strong business management and leadership experience in ranch ownership or ranch management.
  • Someone raised on a ranch is a plus. Some knowledge of cattle and farming.
  • Ability to weld, operate a tractor, and other heavy equipment including power and hand tools.
  • Handyman & mechanical skills for ranch, house, barn, vehicle, and equipment maintenance.
  • Skilled in saddling and riding a horse. Ability to shoe horses a plus.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather and on uneven terrain.


  • Oversee/keep property at guest ready level at all times.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be flexible with work schedule as this is not a typical 8 – 5 position.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background screen and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Professionally represent the ranch at all times.
  • Excellent people skills.

If interested, & to apply, please forward resumes to our email address, or visit our website: https://jmarassociates.com/

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