Facilities and Land Assistant

We are currently looking for qualified candidates for the position of Facilities and Land Assistant. This person will assist with the upkeep of buildings, grounds and wild lands to maintain a safe and welcoming retreat and conference center.

Date posted: 9/1/2017
Status: Paid Position
Category: Full or Part Time/Year Round
Start date: November 2017
Applications Due: 10/15/2017
Questions: Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Jan Grimes, at hiring@bishopsranch.org

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain grounds and backcountry including, but not limited to:
        -Planted areas
        -Associated irrigation systems
  • Maintain building exteriors and interiors including, but not limited to:
        -Plumbing and septic systems
        -Electrical systems
        -Walls, ceilings and floors
  • Prepare the Ranch for guests including, but not limited to:
        -Blowing the grounds
        -Collecting trash and recycling
  • Supervise and work alongside volunteers to accomplish projects
  • Complete other maintenance and grounds projects as assigned


We’re looking for a people person with

  • Basic knowledge of, or ability to learn:
        -Safe use of hand and power tools
        -Lawnmowers and landscaping equipment
        -Painting and preparation for painting
        -Carpentry, electrical and plumbing
  • With initial direction, able to complete tasks alone
  • Ability to move easily around 343 acre Ranch with varied terrain
  • Able to lift 60 pounds unassisted
  • Able to lift 80 pounds with assistance
  • Able to work one weekend day
  • Sensitivity to cultural and religious practices of Ranch guests
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties

Working at The Bishop’s Ranch is service-oriented and doing our jobs successfully is based on teamwork. Because of the wide-ranging nature of the tasks involved in caring for our guests and facilities, it may be necessary to perform tasks outside those listed in the job description. The flexibility to help in any situation in order to support the overall goals of the Ranch and provide support for Ranch guests and co-workers is a requirement for working at The Bishop’s Ranch.