Lewis Energy Group

  • Assistant Manager, Ranch

    Location US-TX-Encinal
    Req No.
  • Overview

    Implements safety policies, aiding in the development of ranch personnel, inventory management, budgeting, and assists in a growing registered and commercial cow-calf operation.  Oversees and maintains all herd management with the assistance of ranch hands for weekly feeding and assessment. Maintains projects and cattle operations when management is away from the ranch.



    • Coordinates registered and commercial cattle management strategies.
    • Conducts artificial breeding/techniques and sonogram usage.
    • Reviews grazing management.
    • Inspects brush spraying, root plowing, roller chopping/seeding, fence building, pen building, and water resource development.
    • Performs basic accounting and contract administration.

    Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

    Directly supervises varies employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience                                                  

    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Animal Science and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills                                                              

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


    Mathematical Skills                                                     

    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


    Reasoning Ability                                                          

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Computer Skills                                                             

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Excel, GIS, photo and video experience.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Private pesticide applicators license

    BOA Certified (Beef Quality Assurance)


    Other Skills and Abilities                                                           

    Ability to handle multiple priorities.  Excellent administrative and organizational competencies. Ability to manage short deadlines and emergency situations.


    Other Qualifications                                                    

    Ability to work 80hrs per week during high season; flexible and adaptable to various working and living conditions. Ability to quickly and efficiently manage a constantly evolving work environment in a remote location. 

    Work experience in ranch operations is preferred (general construction, facilities maintenance, equipment use, basic accounting, and contract administration.)

    Knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

    Knowledge of brush management techniques.

    Knowledge of ranch construction.


    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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    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 regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



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