Wrangler

  • Turner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Raton, New Mexico
  • Nov 21, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Employer: Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Supervisory Position:  No
Job Title: Wrangler
Job Class: Wrangler Non-Exempt             
Uses Time & Attendance: Yes
Location:  Raton, New Mexico
Division:  Ted Turner Reserves
Home Department:  714
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Pay Type:  Hourly
Position Type: Full Time Term / Benefits Eligible
Housing Provided: Yes

TED TURNER RESERVES SUMMARY
Ted Turner Reserves’ (TTR) experiences and journeys are individually crafted and tailored to their specific North American locales: Turner’s Ladder, Armendaris and Vermejo and Sierra Grande Retreat in New Mexico.   These unique adventures are intended to deliver insightful and exhilarating experiences across 1.1 million acres of private ranchlands, while also providing extraordinary guest service.   Ted Turner Reserves is committed to making a difference by inspiring individual action to preserve the integrity of our earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

LOCATION SUMMARY
Vermejo Reserve, located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, spans over 550,000 acres, making it the largest Ted Turner Reserves vacation property.  With its unique location in the southern Rocky Mountains, Vermejo is home to abundant wildlife populations such as elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, bison, black bears, mountain lions, and more.  Through extraordinary guest service and our expert adventure guides, Vermejo provides guests of all ages unparalleled opportunities for outdoor exploration with activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and wildlife viewing for a truly unforgettable getaway.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Wrangler, the job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • This position will work primarily in the Activities Barn.
  • Support other Wranglers by helping them prepare for their assigned guest rides.
  • Help exercise and ride horses daily.
  • Assist in feeding and watering horses in the Activities Barn, Castle Rock and other locations.
  • Maintain the upkeep of all corrals and stalls, and ensure they are clean and presentable.   
  • Maintain records of when horses are ridden, shod, and vaccinated.  
  • Adhere to the quality standards and presentation techniques that have been established for Ted Turner Reserves Guides.  
  • Ensure the highest standards of first aid, safety, sanitation, and personal hygiene are met.
  • Ensure that all NM laws are met and obeyed.
  • Ensure that the Activities Barn and equipment are always impeccably clean and well maintained.
  • Communicate guest feedback to the appropriate department leadership.
  • Eagerly support and actively look for ways to help other departments.
  • All other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Must demonstrate care and compassion for team members both in and out of the department.
  • Must demonstrate care and compassion for horses and wildlife.
  • Maintain the highest level of guest services and is always alert, friendly, and able to assist guests with politeness and promptness.
  • Must put needs of team members above their own.
  • Speaks about others in and out of department in a positive light.
  • Must be self-directed, energetic, and motivated with multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Must be creative and willing to work with existing core resort philosophy and style.
  • Demonstrates positive employee image and effective guest and coworker relations by exhibiting attention to detail, congeniality, integrity, and sound judgement.
  • Must demonstrate clean work habits.
  • The successful candidate will always conduct themselves in a professional manner in and out of the work setting.

ACCOMMODATIONS 
Position may require applicant to live on Vermejo headquarters approximately 40 miles from the closest town. Vermejo’s location is approximately 4.5 hours’ drive south of Denver or 4.5 hours’ drive north of Albuquerque.

Vermejo Park Reserve offers single- and double-bedroom dorm room style company housing (subject to availability) and 3 meals per day served in the Employee Dining Room.

Employee may be subject to sharing room with one other employee depending on the availability of a single dorm room.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
No education is required. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with a guest riding operation. Western riding experience is highly preferred. Experience hauling horses or livestock, basic equine, and wilderness first aid is highly preferred. Must have the ability to use apps on a cellular device.

Candidates must provide a short video showcasing riding abilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
The candidate must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The candidate must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
If position requires the operation of a vehicle, the candidate must possess a valid Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment. The candidate’s driving record must meet the standards and requirements of the Company and the Company's insurance carrier.

Candidate must be certified in basic first aid and CPR or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of employment.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • The employee must adhere to Company policies and procedures, which are included in the Company’s Employee Handbook.
  • The employee must present documentation establishing both identity and employment authorization within three days of hire, pursuant to federal law.
  • The candidate may be subject to undergo pre-employment drug test, (after offer is given but before applicant has commenced work). Random drug tests are given throughout the year.
  • The employee must have a personal vehicle to travel from reserve location to local town for personal needs.
  • The Company operates as a drug free/smoke free workplace. Smoking is not allowed on the reserve property, to include but is not limited to; reserve housing, reserve vehicles, reserve offices or on reserve machines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, sit, or crawl and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will be required to adhere to horseback riding helmet policies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.  

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.”

Turner Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

For more information, and to apply online, visit www.tedturner.com.