Facilities and Land Technician

We are currently looking for qualified candidates for the position of Facilities and Land Technician. 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: 5/14/2018
Status: Paid Position
Category: Full or Part Time/Year Round
Start date: May 2019
Questions: Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Matt Kissmann 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
    -Setting up tables, chairs and audio visual equipment
    -Moving Furniture
    -Collecting trash and recycling
    -Collecting linens after guest departures
  • 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

Overall Description

The Bishop’s Ranch is a self-supporting institution of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

The mission of the Ranch is to serve God by providing for people of all walks of life a place where lives are changed; a place of hospitality amidst the beauty of God’s creation where renewal of spirit, mind and body is nourished, leading to spiritual growth and closer relationships with God and one another.

We fulfill the mission of the Ranch by providing hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings to groups and individuals from the Diocese of California, other churches, and non-profit groups.  Our goal is to provide these services in a personal and relaxed but efficient way that enables guests to reach their goals for spiritual, personal, and organizational growth.

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 our usual line of work.  For example: when on duty in the kitchen a guest may come in and ask where sports equipment is found; an office worker may be called to help when a guest finds a broken water valve; a maintenance worker may need to help in the kitchen when a group suddenly has increased in numbers, or a cook must leave due to illness.  The flexibility to help in such a situation in order to support our guests and the overall goals of the Ranch is a requirement of working at The Bishop’s Ranch.


The purpose of the Facilities and Land Department is to care for and enhance The Bishop’s Ranch. The department will endeavor to provide settings that support the renewal of spirit, mind and body.