Santa Barbara

Ranch manager needed in Santa Ynez


Posted : 06/29/24

Live-In Ranch Manager Groundskeeper
Beautiful 18-acre Santa Ynez private ranch estate seeks Ranch Manager Groundskeeper committed to low impact, sustainable landscaping, and facilities management. This is a full-time opportunity with live on-site accommodations and includes full benefits – medical, dental, vision and 401k. The Groundskeeper’s residence is a private studio apartment, newly built in the fully renovated barn.
• Oversee the overall care and maintenance of extensive ranch acreage including landscape, turf, ornamental plants, rose garden, chef’s garden, shrubs, and olive and citrus trees
• Manage and maintain ranch infrastructure, including buildings, roads, and utilities
• Inspect irrigation system regularly to ensure it is working properly; repair as needed
• Hire and supervise outside labor and vendors when required
• Create budgets, plans and maintain records
• Organize and maintain tools and equipment
• Safely operate vehicles onsite
• Perform basic security and surveillance
• Schedule maintenance practices around House operations to maximize efficiency and minimize
disruption to Owners
• Be on call for emergencies large and small
Required skills and experience:
• Must have prior land, garden, tree care and irrigation system experience
• Competence in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and operating, maintaining, and repairing
ranch equipment
• Possess proficient computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations,
including use of Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
• Must pass a full background check and have a clean driving record
• Must be able to legally work within the United States; strong preference for someone living
locally or in California
• Covid vaccination may be required
Start Date and Move-In will be Spring 2024
Compensation: Base Salary $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 per year and includes onsite studio apartment, all utilities, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k match.
Final package based upon experience and skills.

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