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JOB TITLE:  NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Transportation/ Facilities Coordinator
           
REPORTS TO:  NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Manager or Assistant Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform and/or oversee ranch-related projects and tasks, including, but not limited to: vehicle maintenance, general maintenance, construction, irrigation, and grounds keeping. Support horse courses at NOLS Three Peaks Ranch and in the field through drives, issue/ de-issue process, gear repair, and student supervision. Be a resource to instructors, students and visitors at Three Peaks.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Competency in some or all of the following skill areas is encouraged; carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and basic vehicle maintenance. Communication skills and self-motivation are necessary. Desire to learn, live and work in a small community, and maintain excellent Expedition Behavior is necessary. Must have a clean driving record and be able to meet NOLS' requirements to drive school vehicles. The ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people, the ability to perform physical work under a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors, and the ability to climb and work from a ladder are required.

Must be able to accommodate an ever-changing work schedule, which may include, but is not limited to, working weekends, 13-hour days, and 60+ hour weeks. High flexibility in changing schedules and the uncertainties of working with stock and living on a ranch are a must.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  May supervise other staff or visitors on basic ranch repairs and construction projects. May have oversight of specific ranch tasks (i.e., irrigation, grounds keeping, vehicle maintenance, etc.), and the staff needed to complete the task.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY:  May be responsible for petty cash and credit cards. May be responsible for the safe transportation of livestock, equipment, and people to and from re-ration locations on a given schedule and to and from course road-heads. Will be responsible for students during evacuations out of re-rations or road-heads.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and track the maintenance of facilities and vehicles. Work with NOLS Rocky Mountain transportation department to perform basic maintenance to ranch vehicle fleet.
  • Oversee ranch staff on maintenance/building projects.
  • May work with ranch manager and NOLS Rocky Mountain facilities manager to further long-term facilities plan at ranch.
  • Support horse courses in transport and at ranch.
  • Assist NOLS Rocky Mountain courses and staff with other types of support (evacuations, drives, gear, etc.).

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:  A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY:  NOLS participates in E-verify.

MOTOR VEHICLE CHECK:  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver's license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

WORK LOCATION:  NOLS Rocky Mountain, Three Peaks Ranch, Boulder, Wyoming

WORKING CONDITIONS:  This is a 3 - 4.5 months per year position. Private housing is provided on-site. Kitchen and living areas are communal with other NOLS ranch in-town staff (and field staff when on-site). NOLS Three Peaks Ranch provides food throughout employment.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

Patrick Creeden, NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Manager
patrick_creeden@nols.edu

DATES OF POSITION:  May/ Early June through mid August (flexible) 2014

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 10th, 2014. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by February 28th 2014.
 
NOLS Rocky Mountain, Three Peaks Ranch, Boulder, Wyoming
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