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Here you will find a listing of jobs and various opportunities within the field of agriculture.

  • Twodot Land & Livestock – Winter Ranch Hand
    • Opportunities:
      • Continue to grow your personal skills within our holistic context.
      • Build upon your ranching experience on a large scale, holistically managed cow-calf and grass finishing operation.
      • Step into a generational ranch with a very low barrier for entry when it comes to contributing and being listened to at the daily and strategic level. 
      • Help cultivate TDLL’s triple bottom line by adding resiliency to our financial, ecological, and social resource bases. We continue towards this goal through: 
      • Developing a multi-generational herd of beef cattle, running continuously together, culled directly for food, that through intensive grazing practices improve the overall health of the soil and maximize sustainable profit per acre. 
    • If you are interested in the position, contact Kathleen at kathleen.tdll@gmail.com.
    • More Details: https://jeffersonhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/TDLL-Job-Description.pdf

 

  • Mariposa Ranch: Full Time – Assistant Ranch Manager
    • To work on grass-fed beef finishing – Cow Calf Ranch
    • Location: Turlock and Catheys Valley, CA
    • Flexible Schedule
    • Day to day ranching operations include: cattle hauling, fencing, cattle rotation, gathering and sorting fat cattle. Also pasture and range management, stock water supply, irrigation, herd health, and nutrition.
    • Please have experience in: Cattle work, fencing maintenance, pulling livestock trailers, horsemanship, pasture management
    • Must Have: a clean driving record, be able to lift 50 pounds, be a self-starter and a willing learner
    • Competitive Compensation
    • No Housing
    • Company Vehicle: While on the job or we pay mileage rate on your vehicle
    • How to Apply: Please provide job application and resume to Seth Nitschke (E: seth@mariposaranchmeats.com P: 209-262-8780)

 

  • Engler Canyon Ranch (Wild Horse Sanctuary) – Caretaker
    • Location: Trinchera, CO
    • Looking for candidates who not only likes horses, but also have ranch skills to help out with the myriad of projects on the ranch – building, maintenance, range restoration.
    • More information about the ranch: It is 22,000 acres and there are 140 horses. Currently using about 7,000 acres and are in the process of restoring the land and fencing more acreage.
    • Housing and competitive compensation provided.
    • How to Apply: Email Jennifer Sands (jensands2001@yahoo.com)

 

  • West Bijou Ranch – Ranch Herdsman/Foreman
    • Location: Strasburg, CO
    • Will manage 7,500+ acres of and 400+ herd of bison holistically, perform all ecological monitoring, perform basic ranch management, will host guests/groups giving tours of ranch and explain the basics of Holistic Management
    • Full-time, June – November
    • Start Date: Immediately
    • How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to pyungstrom@savory.global.com

 

  • Gamble Family Ranch – COO/Operating Manager
    • The Ranch is an approximately 6,100-acre livestock ranch in North Eastern Napa County. It has historically run a year-round 300 cow/calf grazing operation, although at times it has been grazed from September to June with approximately 600 stockers. We utilize rotational grazing with a well-developed fencing and water systems. We have leased the grazing to the second party, who currently runs an annual cow/calf operation; but are contemplating a change to a partial year stocker operation.
    • Additionally, the Ranch supports two hunting clubs that primarily hunt deer during the California Zone A season. Spring Turkey has historically been hunted, however, there are few/no hunters currently utilizing this opportunity. The current clubs hold rights via lease agreements.
    • The Ranch is divided between two principal areas with a county road in between. There are many private landowner neighbors and both the Federal (BOR) and State (BLM/ F&W) Government as our largest neighbors. Our access is primarily from the county roads, we do permit via license several neighbors and deer hunting clubs to access their ranches through our ranch.
    • Mission: Over generations build value both to the family and to the land by utilizing regenerative practices that restore and enhance the land, our family, and the community.
    • Reporting Relationships: The COO/General Manager who will take direction from the family’s Real Estate Committee to oversee the day to day and annual ranch cycle. The manager will be required to give monthly (or as often as needed) reporting directly to the Committee.
    • The Opportunity: The COO/General Manager will be tasked with maintaining the ranch’s current operations and, over time, follow the committee’s direction in value-add projects and planning. The family endeavors to take a holistic approach in the management of the ranch, prioritizing the agricultural, recreational, wildlife, ecological, and geological assets of the ranch and seeks to enhance them. The manager could either live on the ranch or visit weekly to supervise and manage the current employees.
    • Skills & Experience Required: A practical understanding and competency in the following skills is necessary to adequately plan and supervise the annual maintenance, enhancement projects, and ranch business operations.
    • Qualifications: 5+ years of daily management of a working ranch, must have managed a similar size ranch.
      • Must have experience with ranch management and maintenance, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, ranch machinery.
      • Must have experience pulling large trailers, driving tractors and similar equipment.
    • Education: Degree in Wildlife Management or Range Management. Natural resources management or related field. • An equivalent combination of education and experience also considered.
    • Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
      • Ability to write simple correspondence.
      • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
      • Spanish language fluency is highly desired.
      • Strong judgment and decision-making ability, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills organization, planning, budgeting, supervisory skills, & diplomacy.
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as the job demands.
      • Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization. Communication, Computer – Email, accounting software, Microsoft office suite, Internet navigation. Competency with survey maps & property lines.
      • Experience carrying out building and equipment maintenance and the ability to manage complex projects.
      • Cattle movement, processing, & health requirements. General horsemanship and equine care.
      • Familiarity with range landscapes and their ecological values, especially for wildlife and water quality.
      • Knowledge and appreciation of current rangeland conservation issues Administrative:
      • Understanding of grazing agreements and contracts. Pasture maintenance and health, vegetation management. Cattle movement, processing, & health requirements. Herd inventory record keeping & understanding of pasture rotational grazing.
    • Maintenance:
      • Weed control – gravel roads, compound, school, and pastures. Fencing –maintenance, building, & planning
      • Heavy equipment operation and maintenance. Light equipment operation and maintenance.
      • Plumbing – residential and ranch systems. Electrical – conventional and solar. Basic wiring and testing.
      • Carpentry – residential & ranch applications. Painting – residential & ranch applications.
      • Welding – arc, MIG, plasma, & acetylene
    • Skills to be Acquired: The following skills and knowledge will be necessary to learn as soon as possible to adequately manage and supervise activities on the ranch.
      • Working with local Natural Resource and Conservation Services. Working with neighbors. Learning local agreements: easements, access issues, fencing arrangements. Learning Ranch and neighbor’s boundaries. Learning fencing, gates, and water gaps. Learning Ranch water systems: wells, pumps, springs, reservoirs, tanks, lines, troughs, wildlife plots, ect. Learning local landmarks and names of places/things. Maintaining relationships with grazers, hunters, family, & local managers. Arranging and maintaining vendor relationships; PG&E, Petroleum delivery, ect. Maintaining annual reporting for water rights & usage.
    • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
      • Frequently is required to climb or balance.
      • Occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.
      • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
    • Valid driver’s license in California is required.
    • Contact: Kent Byrne Senior Client Development Manager Benchmark Consulting 949.813.8361 kent@benchmarkhr.com