The Ranch Manager is responsible for the management of all of the ranch and its resources including but not limited to ranch land, irrigation, pivots cropping, horse livestock, water rights and timberland.
Essential Job Functions:
- Management of all deeded (ex-resort) land and leased land
- Management of all forestry activities including third party vendors and maintain the plan for mountain pine beetle control.
- Oversee the maintenance of cattle on the ranch which are owned and maintained by a third party
- Maintain farming lands, including all crops and the upkeep of irrigation systems
- Maintain all ranch water rights
- Maintain the plan for the elimination of noxious weeds (weed control)
- Maintain a rodent control program
- Maintain all fences and fencing as required
- Maintain agriculture and livestock programs including the horse herd
- Maintain all lease relationships and renewal of leases
- Provide preventive and routine maintenance of farm and ranch equipment and buildings
- Apply for available grant and cost share funds to benefit ranch enhancement, or improvement and revenue
- Hiring and supervision of staff, including annual performance reviews
- Prepare annual business plan, monthly budgets and labor scheduling
- Work with accounting to review monthly financial statements as well as year end financial reports and prepare narrative report each month explaining activities for the month, variances from budget and prospective new projects
- Work with HR manager to ensure all paperwork and policies are consistent; including payroll, purchase orders…etc.
- Maintain relationship with local and state organizations including but not limited to: Fish, Wildlife and Parks, DNRC, Blackfoot Challenge, The Nature Conservancy, NRCS, Missoula Co. Weed Control, Trout Unlimited, Missoula Co. Extension Office
- Oversee and comply with the regulations for maintaining open mine pit with state regulators
- Maintain communication and relationship with resort General Manager and managers whose jobs overlap or who require the use of the ranch resources. Ensure there is good two way communication