[FILLED] Recreational Ranch Manager Needed

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Flying X Ranch

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Wheatland, WY
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
July 18, 2016

The almost 24,000 acre Flying X Ranch is an unique, privately held Partnership located in the Laramie Range near Wheatland, Wyoming. Our current, longtime Ranch Manager will be retiring the end of 2017 and we are looking for the perfect Renaissance man or woman to replace him on a long-term basis. This is not a one-year hitch: if you are good, we intend to keep you for years and decades. The Flying X Ranch is therefore entertaining resumes for a potential opportunity in senior-level Recreational Ranch Management to probably begin late 2016 or early 2017.

Please carefully read our specifications and expectations: we are not looking to fill this position with anyone not having demonstrable experience in recreational ranch management. Do not email us unless you have a good start on working with the following:

• Because we are a Partner-owned operation, the population you would interact with includes some 286 or so Partners and their families (and their guests), many of whom live on the Ranch throughout much of the year.

• Concentrated around the Ranch House proper is an RV park and mobile home park, each with its own distinctive needs and issues, including services such as electricity, water, and sewage.

• Much of the infrastructure of the Ranch is monitored and permitted by Albany County agencies, Wyoming agencies, and Federal agencies.

• Common issues include managing permanent and part-time Ranch staff, road grading, water leaks, hunting supervision and orientation, fish stocking, leach field maintenance, flood control, diplomatic relations with neighboring ranches, various permitting requirements, haying, horse herd management, cattle grazing negotiation, fencing, enforcing Ranch rules and regulations, cabin repairs, and as much proactive work you can handle.

• Your other talents include heavy equipment, irrigation, haying, fencing, basic carpentry, and livestock.

• You will be providing a yearly budget to the Flying X Ranch Board of Directors.

• Also yearly, you will be creating an activities calendar for the influx of Partners that generally starts in May and runs through October or thereabouts.

• At the end of the year, you will produce a “post-mortem”, a recap of the year’s stats and what you did right and what you did wrong and what you will be doing to remedy the latter come next year.

• You have to be able to make and keep friends, or at least have great people skills to avoid making enemies. Diplomacy is your key skill-set.

This is a lifestyle opportunity. You will live on the Ranch throughout the year and often horrendous winter. Your only companions during the dead of winter may be equine and operations staff, who are also living full-time on the Ranch. On your off-time you are free to horse ride, fish, hike, ATV, and avoid Partners who want a piece of your free time.

You will be reporting directly to the President of the Flying X Ranch Board of Directors. Your total compensation will be in the $40K range—depending on qualification and people skills—plus housing, utilities, health insurance stipend, cable, Ranch vehicle and ATV, a great community feeling, use of the Ranch, free steak on occasion, and some of the nicest folks you’ll ever want to meet.

Who would ever want this job? The right person. If that’s you, and you have experience in RECREATIONAL RANCH MANAGEMENT, send a resume and cover letter no later than October 31, 2016 to [FILLED]

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