Ranch Manager Needed in Nederland, Colorado

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Caribou Ranch

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Nederland, CO
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Full Time
Date Posted
December 16, 2016

Ranch Manager (Indian Peaks Holdings, LLC / Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado)

The Ranch Manager performs and participates in ranch operations including the maintenance, management, development, and coordination of agricultural, riparian, recreational, and conservation programs at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado.

The Ranch Manager (an individual or couple) participates in and over-sees agricultural, recreational and conservation operations for Indian Peaks Holdings, LLC (IPH)’s 1,600-acre Caribou Ranch, a single family recreational ranch, located near Nederland, Colorado. The Ranch Manager is required to live on the property year-round and is responsible for ensuring that all facilities, grounds, and equipment are well-maintained, clean, and well-organized. The Ranch Manager will manage hospitality and coordinate on-site logistics for the owner and guests on the property, including preparing facilities, ensuring safety, and greeting visitors. The Ranch Manager will manage livestock grazing operations, fisheries, agriculture and forest with consideration toward maintaining or improving the environmental condition of the ranch. Ranch Manager will be required to manage water rights and government affairs with state of Colorado, Boulder County, city of Boulder, and United States Forest Service. The Ranch Manager will coordinate with agricultural lessee(s), tenants, partners, and supervise contractors and other IPH employees as needed.

• Facilitate owner and guest use of the ranch. The Ranch Manager will be responsible for managing hospitality and housekeeping for the owner and guests.
• Manage agricultural operations on the ranch, including day-to-day communication with the grazing lessee, development of and adherence with a grazing plan, and maintenance of infrastructure including fences, roads and equipment on the ranch.
• Evaluate and make recommendations for maintenance/repairs, purchase of equipment/tools, stewardship, and staffing needs, and develop and implement maintenance schedules and records for buildings, infrastructure, grounds, fencing, roads, vehicles, and equipment.
• Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, selecting, negotiating, and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget development.
• Managing or work with an assistant ranch manager, ranch hands, and other IPH employees.
• Help support renovations of historic buildings on the property. Upon completion of renovations they will have a primary responsibility of maintaining all ranch structures both directly and via independent contractors.
• Be responsible for stable and horse management, including relationships with veterinarians and for leased horses, with the horse owner(s).
• Manage water rights, which include daily monitoring and recording of water flows, water diversion management, working with local and state agencies for compliance and notice requirements, and monitoring creeks for ecological health.
• Support the vision of creating and maintaining trail systems on the ranch, including working with local and state agencies.
• Work with local, state, and federal agency partners, contractors, and researchers to ensure that environmental values, such as wildlife, forests, wetlands, and streams, remain natural and healthy. Duties will also include interacting with and representing the ranch owner on issues such as water rights, conservation easements, access easements, zoning and code renovation matters, noxious weed management, fire mitigation and forest planning.
• Professionally represent the IPH and the owner to the broader Nederland community.
• Ensure safety and security on the ranch including trespass.
• Make it a priority to communicate on important matters with IPH in a timely fashion.
• Make good, independent decisions based on experience and judgments.
• May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
• Work hours may vary with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season and associated work duties.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree.
• An interest in rangeland ecology and management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• An interest in livestock management and grazing infrastructure (water sources, fences, corrals, etc.) and ecological land management principles.
• Ability to manage and complete diverse tasks independently with respect to timelines and budgets.
• Experience supervising staff.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in operating various types of equipment and machinery (trucks, ATV/UTVs, mowers, chainsaws, generators, pumps, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner or an interest developing the necessary skills to do so.
• Working knowledge of common software applications (Microsoft Office, web browsers, etc.) and GPS hardware.
• Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Practical experience in land and livestock management.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in agricultural, recreational, and conservation land management including planned livestock grazing, caring for horses, wildlife management, trail building and maintenance, noxious weed management, water rights, easements, forest planning, and fire mitigation.
• Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete property management activities.
• Relationship building skills to work closely with a variety of partners.
• Wildland fire mitigation and planning experience.
• Ability to speak Spanish.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits and housing provided.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to: Indian Peaks Holdings c/o Human Resources, 100 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206 and/or by email to: [email protected] . Candidate application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Indian Peaks Holdings, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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