Ranch Manager Falls Creek Ranch 6365 Falls Creek Main Durango, CO
Pay $45,000 to $65,000 annually + Benefits Job Type Full Time Schedule 8 hour/day plus additional as needed to address weather and emergencies Benefits Living Quarters - Use of 3 Bedroom ranch house with garage Paid Time Off Professional Development Assistance Use of Ranch truck for Ranch related activities Property Description Falls Creek Ranch is a 948 acre subdivision of 100 homes and 848 acres of forested, shared open space with a 40 acre manmade lake, trails and mountain landscape containing 6 miles of private roads, 2 miles of which are paved and 4 miles are soft surface. Falls Creek Ranch maintains its own water system which consists of four wells, two pressure tanks and a distribution system to all 100 homes. There is ongoing forest wildfire mitigation work which requires logging in summertime. Snow removal in winter is a high priority. There is a team of contracted labor which does the logging under the supervision of the Ranch Manager. Ranch equipment includes a Caterpillar road grader, rubber tire Volvo loader backhoe, Kubota M6060 tractor, Kubota RTV, Dodge Cummins 1 ton dually with snowplow and sander, GMC 3/4 ton pickup and assorted mowers, chippers, trailers and small equipment, tools and a workshop. Responsibilities: Must be familiar with and be able to operate and maintain ranch equipment including road grader, backhoe tractors, etc. Road maintenance including snow removal, patching of chip sealed portions, maintenance of soft surface roads, ditches, culverts, signs and water crossings. Maintenance and limited repair of ranch equipment Supervise crew of one to ten contract employees as needed Supervision of forest wildfire mitigation work Maintenance of lake related operations which may include aerator maintenance, beach maintenance, dam maintenance and water quality maintenance. Repair or assistance in repair of water line breaks which may occasionally occur. Experience Required Supervising crews Equipment Operator Proficiency- Road Grader, Backhoe, Dump truck, etc. Ability to perform basic equipment repairs and maintenance Experience using power tools and various ranch functions i.e. fence repair, irrigation ditch repair.