Colorado – Pine Cliff Ranch hiring Ranch Hand

Sedalia, Colorado

Ranch Hand
 Pine Cliff Ranch
Temporary, Full-Time
 About the Organization:

Pine Cliff Ranch, a responsibly run grass-fed beef ranch in Sedalia, CO, has spent the past four years creating a quality product – sustainably raising delicious grass fed and grass finished beef without hormones or antibiotics. We are seeking a Ranch Hand to manage the day-to-day operations at the ranch. The right candidate has a passion for cattle and ranching and sustainable processes. This position will report to the Ranch Manager and be required to live on the ranch.  Pine Cliff Ranch sits on 3500 acres of land 30 miles south of Downtown Denver.


Effectively lead daily operations of Pine Cliff Ranch which includes property maintenance, various projects, well-being of ranch livestock and farming operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management and well-being of all livestock on ranch, which includes, pasture/grazing management, winter feeding/watering, vaccinations, pregnancy tests, calving, branding, shoeing, breeding, castrations, de-horning, acquisition and disposition of livestock, sales of livestock at auction, install new fencing as needed, maintain existing fencing
  • Manage any grazing rights for cattle
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all structures; homes, barns, sheds, stables, fences, corrals
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment, including tractors, trucks, pumps and tools, ATVs, etc., including annual preventative maintenance overhauls during winter months
  • Maintain and update inventories of all equipment, tools and supplies.  Provide documentation to Ranch Manager on a regular basis
  • Assist in maintaining landscaping, driveways and roads
  • Responsible for irrigation, including maintaining ditches, dams, ponds, wells, windmills and stock ponds
  • Responsible for irrigation maintenance of ditches, dams, ponds, wells, windmills and stock ponds
  • Responsible for weed control, soil preparation, plantings, irrigation and harvesting of crops
  • Responsible for well-being and management of ranch livestock which includes pasture/grazing rotation, pregnancy tests, feeding/watering, vaccinations, calving, branding, horse training and shoeing, breeding, castrations and de-horning, acquisitions and disposition of livestock, installation of new fencing as needed, maintaining existing fencing
  • Maintain landscaping of ranch headquarters and private residences
  • Assist in security of property; watching for trespassing, hunting, etc.
  • Assist Ranch Business Manager with all other ranch duties as requested

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have mechanical aptitude; extensive knowledge and experience in operation and repair of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of welding, electrical and plumbing
  • Ability to develop and implement ranch business plans
  • Must have high energy and physical stamina
  • Willing to perform physical labor
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while meeting stated deadlines
  • Good organization skills
  • Work independently, self-driven and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise good business judgment and conduct all business activities in a professional manner
  • Strong work ethic and integrity

Education & Training:

  • High School Diploma with relevant work experience (some college work desired)


  • Minimum 5 years’ ranch management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in equipment repair
  • Experience working with livestock (vaccinations, calving, branding, horse training, pregnancy tests, moving animals, shoeing, castrations and de-horning)
  • Experience in farming operations (weed control, soil preparation, plantings, irrigation and harvesting of crops)
  • Must have high energy and physical stamina
  • Some welding experience helpful

Physical Requirements:

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Travel Requirements:

  • 0-10%

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