Ranch Hand - Full Time Mon-Fri



Boys and Girls Country’s mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. Boys and Girls Country provides a loving, stable, Christian home for children whose families cannot care for them. 

Boys and Girls Country serves up to 88 boys and girls aged five to eighteen and 14-20 young adults in our College and Career program. Boys and Girls Country is located 35 miles northwest of Houston.  I

Position Summary

The Ranch Operations and 4-H Manger position is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Operations Manager.  This position is responsible for the care of the livestock as well as the general operation of the ranch and 4-H Program.  The responsibilities of the Ranch Operations and 4-H Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

Roles and Responsibilities

Ranch Management

  • Responsible for coordinating with the Operations Manager any buying or selling of Livestock.
  • Responsible for keeping an accurate recorded inventory of livestock.
  • Responsible to keep a well maintained and healthy herd.
  • Responsible to keep up the condition of all barns, pens, and fences.
  • Responsible for maintaining all ranch equipment in good working order.
  • Responsible to keep all ranch areas and store rooms neat and organized.
  • Responsible for the preparation of animals to be processed for the Food Services Distribution Center, as requested by the Operations Manager.
  • Responsible for assisting the Operations Manager in preparing and maintaining the annual budget.
  • Ensure timely pick up, inventory, and accounting for all donated livestock.
  • Report any loss of equipment or supplies to the Operations Manager.

Donations Pickup: 

  • Ensure timely pickups and fill out all needed donation information including the In-Kind Donation Form.
  • Donations Pickup:  Keep the donation truck clean and maintained.

4 H Program

  • Oversee 4-H program coordination.
  • With the assistance of all 4-H members, maintain all facilities in a clean and healthy manner.
  • Purchase all animals needed for the residents to show.
  • Maintain a healthy breeding program.
  • Work with Teaching Parents and other staff to coordinate the time needed for residents to work with their animals.
  • Clear communication to all staff of mandatory dates and times of shows and clinics.
  • Coordinate schedules for 4-H members and staff for the Waller County Fair.
  • Oversee all communication with the Waller County Fair officials.
  • Oversee and coordinate all start-up and closeout procedures related to the Waller County Fair (i.e. entry forms and paperwork, animal transportation, animal care while at the show, event participation, and cleanup).


  • Support other members of the Operations Team with carrying out their maintenance duties
  • Provide skills, trades, or labor on any given task
  • Assist with the student Apprentice Program to help teach kids new skills
  • Must be cleared through a criminal background and FBI finger print investigation.
  • Must be cleared through a drug test panel.
  • All staff who have contact with students must be tested for tuberculosis before the staff is assigned a responsibility to care for students
  • Must attend Boys and Girls Country orientation and pre-service training.
  • Must have at least two years of experience in the maintenance field and five years of experience as a certified mechanic.
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to try new task.
  • Must be a high school or vocational school graduate
  • Five years of experience in the ranch operation field
  • Must have a working knowledge of managing a ranch including experience in cow/ calf operations and feedlot.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. Must be a cooperative team member.
  • Must display a positive attitude and show support of Boys and Girls Country mission and values at all times.


All Boys and Girls Country employees must have the following characteristics:

Compassionate, Professional, Good Ethical and Moral Character, Communication Skills, Positive Attitude, Team Oriented, Integrity, Dedicated/Dependable, Creative, and Endurance