Full Job Description
Thank you for your interest in the Personal Assistant / Ranch Hand position with Jacobian Engineering. You may be wondering why a rapidly growing and profitable information security company based in the San Francisco Bay Area would search for a hardworking, dedicated, organized and committed individual for such a unique role. I'm glad you asked! Our CEO is in the process of moving his family to the Sutter Creek area and will permanently move his base of operations to a new ranch office. That's where you come in...
This is a part-time position with full benefits. This is a very unique company and family to work for. The basic needs are outlined below, but, at Jacobian we adapt to match our staff's skills and goals to any area we need. In other words, this may start off as an assistant position, but you can grow this into many other areas based on your interests, skills, experience and, most importantly, ambition.
You must live within the Sutter Creek/Ione/Plymouth/Jackson/Volcano area since it will require regular daily visits to the job site.
Typical day-to-day duties include:
Personal administrative tasks such as: calendar management, making travel arrangements, organizing "stuff", processes, cabinets, cat toys (joke) and anything else that could use your touch.
Personal errands such as: running errands - mail, bank deposit, writing cards, etc, maintaining stock level and inventory of supplies for the ranch.
Ranch related tasks such as: care and feeding of animals (cats, goats, chickens, etc), managing day-laborers or contractors and other ranch-related physical labor up to your skills and capabilities.
Company administrative tasks that may require occasional travel to the Oakland, CA office.
Regular duties will be Monday through Friday with a flexible schedule that works for everyone. Occasionally there will be a need for weekend visits to check in on animals or other minor tasks-these will be prearranged so we can all plan appropriately.
Did we describe you in a nutshell?
You're very well organized with a great system for remembering all the "little things"
You don't wait for someone to drop a task in your lap because you see a need and you "just get it done."
When you see problems, you find solutions, not excuses.
You're physically capable of performing labor on a working ranch that may require heavy lifting (in excess of 50 pounds), bending, kneeling, working with your hands, working with tools and machinery.
You've got an amazing sense of humor and, while you may work really hard, you take time to laugh at the world around you. You're even not afraid to laugh at your silly mistakes!
You take time to enjoy life and you know how to strike a balance between getting things done and ensuring you have time to relax.
You should have good mechanical acumen (ever changed a tire? ever run tractor?)
You should be tech savvy - you shouldn't think your smartphone is smarter than you!
You're very flexible, able to shift mid project to something else, and able to multitask
You're an excellent communicator with a calm and even temper even when things don't quite go as you expect them to
You're very good at planning, executing and know how to follow through on things that don't get done in a day
You're honest with strong sense of integrity - you know that having good character and reputation is worth more than any amount of money
You're someone who likes to work and enjoys what you do because for you, it's as much as about the "doing" as the "earning"
You're someone who isn't afraid to get real dirty when the job or task requires it because you take pride in your work and dirt washes off :-)
All qualifying candidates must be willing to submit to a background check that will include credit, criminal, driving record and related verification. Days of the week are flexible and we would prefer that you could be flexible as well-we'll work with you just as we want you to work with us! :-) All candidates must have a well maintained personal vehicle. Mileage outside of the Sutter Creek area will be reimbursed at the current IRS mileage rate.
You have a strong beginning:
High School, High School Equivalent or Some college experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Previous experience in an administrative office position or as a lead ranch hand
Strong character and work experience references
Knowledge of the Sutter Creek area
Compassion and fondness for animals
Demonstrated experience learning and growing through continuing informal or formal education
Maybe you've invested in yourself and your career (not required):
Knowledge of how to work on a ranch
Knowledge of how to care for farm animals: chickens, goats, etc.
Our business has been around for fourteen years. We know who we are and where we want to go together as a team. Don't settle for the same monotonous day-to-day customer service. Join our team today and enjoy working for a great company with opportunities to grow and learn new skills! You'll stay connected with our whole team! You know each day is going to bring new and unique challenges. Don't settle for anything less.
Jacobian pays for training
Jacobian will help the candidate achieve new certifications in their profession
Jacobian has unlimited PTO
Jacobian pays for 90% of premiums on all benefits
Jacobian has a 401k with 100% matching up to 4% of the salary
Jacobian has an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
There will be opportunities to work with many different facets of managed services
Opportunities to expand the role to a full-time salaried position with benefits based on skills, experience and ambition
There will be opportunities to work grow the role based on your interests and the needs of the Company.